Catherine R. "Kay" Monaghan

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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.

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
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Published in Scranton Times on May 22, 2014
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