Richard M. Monahon, Jr. died from injuries received in a motor vehicle accident in Hillsborough, NH on Sunday, January 27, 2013.
Richard was born in Boston, MA on May 14, 1943 the son of Richard M. Monahon, Sr. and Joan (Grant) Monahon.
He grew up in Basking Ridge, NJ and attended the Pringry School. He went on to attend Dartmouth College where he received his under graduate degree and eventually graduated from MIT in 1972 with a Master of Arts degree in Architecture.
He met his wife, Mary "Duffy" Monahon after being introduced by his mother, Joan Grant Monahon. At the time, Rick was a budding architect working on the renovation of the Harrisville Mills and Duffy was between Washington D.C. and Peterborough, and was also beginning her architecture career.
Rick was a brilliant architect. He started his architectural practice in Peterborough in the mid 1970s. He began working on historic restoration when he worked on saving the mills in the village of Harrisville and historic restoration became his passion. He was a member of the Peterborough Planning Board, recently taking on the position of Chair.
Rick is survived by his daughter Sophia Grant Monahon, his brother Grant Monahon; his sister Cynthia Monahon-Ward; his dog Ajax; a small flock of sheep; and 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. Please visit www.jellisonfuneralhome.com
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