Catherine R. "Kay" Monaghan, R.N., age 76, of Carbondale Twp., Pa., died Wednesday morning, May 21, 2014, at the Commonwealth Hospice at Regional Hospital of Scranton.
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Born November 8, 1937, in Carbondale, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Matthew and Mary (Corcoran) O'Dowd. Kay was a 1955 graduate of St. Rose High School, Carbondale, attended Marywood University and graduated from St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing, Carbondale, where she became a registered nurse. She worked at St. Joseph's Hospital, Carbondale, Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, N.J. and was a psych nurse at Farview State Hospital, Waymart. She also worked as a private duty nurse in Chicago, Illinois, staff nurse at Camp Geneva, Lake Como, Pa., and a supervising nurse at the Mid Valley Home & Health Care Center, Blakely. She enjoyed her many trips to the casino.
She is survived by one daughter, Mary Lynn Monaghan of Mayfield, Pa.; two sons, Kevin Monaghan of Carbondale, Pa.; and Paul Monaghan of West Warwick, R.I.; grandchildren, Michael, Karyssa and Joshua Monaghan.
She was preceded in death by one son, Matthew J. Monaghan; one grandson, Corey David Monaghan; one sister, Ann Claire Turano.
The funeral will be held Saturday morning, May 24, 2014, at 9:15 a.m. from the Edward A. Wade Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 4 Morris Place at Terrace Street, Carbondale, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Rose of Lima Church, 6 North Church Street, Carbondale. Interment, Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Greenfield Township.
Friends may call Friday evening, May 23, 2014, from 5-8 p.m.
For directions, to send online condolences to the family or to view her online memorial scrapbook, please visit www.parisefuneral
Wade Funeral Home
4 Morris Place
Carbondale, PA 18407
Published in Scranton Times on May 22, 2014