Mary "Duffy" Monahon(1941 - 2013)

Mary "Duffy" Monahon, of Peterborough, NH died from injuries received in a motor vehicle accident in Hillsborough, NH on January 27, 2013.
Duffy was born in Boston, MA on May 5, 1941 to Donald MacNaught and Mary (Hoffman) MacNaught.
She grew up in Hingham, MA where she attended Milton School and later moved to Peterborough. She received her undergraduate degree from Connecticut College and went on to obtain her Master's degree in Architecture from the University of Maryland in 1973 .
She met her husband, Rick Monahon after being introduced by Rick's mother, Joan Grant Monahon. At the time, Duffy was between Washington D.C. and Peterborough, and was beginning her architecture career. Rick was a budding architect working on the renovation of the Harrisville Mills.
Duffy was a very active member of the Peterborough community. She was involved with the Peterborough Conservation Commission and the Heritage Commission as well as many other committees and organizations. She can be credited with preserving and saving many of the historical buildings in Peterborough including the atmosphere of Depot Square.
She is survived by her daughter Sophia Grant Monahon, her son Duncan Monahon and his wife Nikki, and their children Duncan and (Anna) Belle; her son Ian and his son Ulysses; her daughter Doony and her husband Jamie, and their daughter Josephine; her brother Malcolm and his wife Lulee and their children and grandchildren; her dog Ajax; a small flock of sheep; and many, many, many friends.
A Community Gathering of Friends of Rick and Duffy will be held at the Peterborough Town House, Saturday February 2nd from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. A memorial service will be held in the spring and will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Historic Harrisville, Inc, 69 Main St Harrisville, NH 03450; Andy's Summer Playhouse 582 Isaac Frye Hwy Wilton, NH 03086; or the Harris Center, 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH 03449.
Jellison Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. For an online obituary please go to

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Published in The Monadnock Ledger-Transcript on Feb. 5, 2013