John F. Monahan
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MONAHAN, John F. Age 55, of Randolph, died on March 19, 2010. He was the son of the late Edward A. and Claire W. (McNally) Monahan. Husband of Kathleen J. "Kathy" (Collins) Monahan of Randolph. Father of Sean C. and Paul M.C. Monahan both of Randolph. Brother of Eileen J. Pavese and her husband Larry of Providence, RI; Edward Monahan and his wife Roberta of Woodstock, CT; Marna Abessinio and her husband Francis of Wilmington, DE; Claire Ciampa and her husband Edward of Arlington, VA; Michael Monahan of Southborough, MA and Matthew Monahan and his wife Debbie of St. Peters, MO. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation on Thursday, March 25, 2010 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at the John C. Bryant Funeral Home, 56 Pemberton Road (Off Route 30), Wayland. Interment will be private. A Memorial Service celebrating John's life will be held on Friday, March 26, 2010 at 1:00 pm at the Trinitarian Congregational Church, 53 Cochituate Road (Route 27) Wayland Center. His family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations in John's memory may be sent to Samaritans, Inc., 141 Tremont St., 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02111.

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Published in Boston Globe on Mar. 24, 2010.
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March 17, 2020
You will never be forgotten my dear friend
Marion ONeill
March 19, 2011
Remembering you John...
You are sadly missed and thought of often.
Hopefully, you are keeping a watchful eye on
all of us.
George Litchfield
December 7, 2010
Kathy and family,

I'm so sorry and to hear about John's untimely passing. I knew him at Mass College of Art and, though we soon lost track of each other after graduation, I've thought of him often over the last 30 years. I recall some of the adventures we had as art students - taking the train to NY, roaming the streets late into the night with our cameras before crashing at printmaker Michele Durand's loft in SoHo. I also remember his little blue "dune buggy" and our trips to various locations around the state. I still have a photo he took of my 90 year-old grandfather during a visit to my family's home in Winthrop. He always played the role of Eddie Haskell to my mother.
I'd always meant to try and look up John again, and now that I have I regret I didn't do it years ago.

So sorry for your loss.
Bill Duffy
June 17, 2010
To the entire Monahan family: We always considered you like cousins to us, as John's Dad and mine were such wonderful friends. We loved John very much. I'm happy to say I think my Dad Clayton White helped John get started in photography. John gave me my first journalism job in high school, at the Roslindale Post. I so very miss your parents, Ed and Claire. Ed was the best Godfather ever. Love and prayers to you all. John was an inspiration and role model to me: a creative and giving soul. He will always be in our hearts. With Love, Chrissy White and the White Family.
Chrissy White
March 28, 2010
For you Kathy
When the winds blow and the rains fall and the sun shines through the clouds...he still resolves as he did then, that nothing so fine ever happened to him or anyone else as falling in love with Thee-
Lisa Evans-Cheatham
March 27, 2010
To the entire Monahan family,
Sending you our heartfelt sympathy and loving thoughts as you go through this difficult time. We pray that John will be kept alive in your hearts through happy memories and family remembrances.
God bless him and you.

Judy and Bill Hartman
Judy (Colamaria) Hartman
March 27, 2010
Dear Kathy,
I can't tell you how shocked, stunned, and saddened I am to hear of John's passing. He was one of my most favorite people in the world. So kind, so generous, and so impish. It's been a long time since I saw him--or you--but I remember you both so fondly. I can't express the depths of my sympathy for you and the boys (I did meet Paul once, long ago when he was a toddler). I know your two large families will comfort you during this difficult time. My thoughts are with you--and with John. God bless him.
Billie Keirstead
March 25, 2010
Dear Kathy, Sean and Paul,
Sending our deepest sympathy to your family during this difficult time. Although we lost touch, we think of you all often and will always remember the good times our families had together on Raymond Terrace.
You're in our thoughts and prayers,
The Murphy Family
Donna and Patrick Murphy
March 25, 2010
I'm so sorry for your loss. John was a great friend during high school and college. My heartfelt sumpathy,
Nancy (Stone) LaBier
March 25, 2010
John helped me and thousands of others over the years in the newspaper business. Not only with his expertise in journalism, but his kindness, and seemingly bottomless need to assist. Thank you, John. My condolences and prayers are with the family. Kevin Hand.
March 25, 2010
Dear Kathy, Sean and Paul, I'm a friend of the Burkes and Jeanne and Kevin Collins from First Baptist Church in Weymouth. Your brothers and sisters in Christ are lifting your precious family up in prayer as you together suffer this perplexing loss. We are heartbroken.
Linda McMorrow
March 24, 2010
As members of the Thayer community, we share in your sorrow. Our prayers are with your family.

God bless all of you.

Albert, Cheryl and Salvatore Tecci
March 24, 2010
To:John's Family,
I was so shocked and saddened, to learn of John's untimely passing today.
How devastated you all must be.My friendship with John goes back to the early seventies.And I would see him more recently at the Dedham Library.How truly saddening this is.
Please know that my thoughts and prayers go out to you all. Offering,my most heartfelt condolence and symphathies,from a very old friend...
George Litchfield
March 24, 2010
Dear Kathy, Sean, and Paul,

Kevin and I are very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow.
Helen Chu and Kevin Doo
March 24, 2010
Dear Eileen and family,
We are so very sorry to hear of this great loss. I have great memories of John from High School and being around your family. I am sure he has had an amazing life. Karen & Fred
Karen Johnson
March 24, 2010
John would stop into my shop, take pictures and chat for awhile. He was a kind man and always left me happy that he had stopped by....I will miss him.
Eleanor Woodard
March 24, 2010
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Mim Condon
March 24, 2010
Dear Kathy, Sean & Paul,
May the peace of the the Lord enter your hearts. There are not enough words to express are deepest sympathy for your loss of John.
You have been in our prayers since we heard of John's passing on friday. May God's love be with you always. I know He will never forsake you.

Uncle Don & Aunt Grace
Don & Grace Huber
March 24, 2010
Dear Kathy,
I am so very sorry for your loss. I can't imagine how difficult this must be for all of you. You are very strong Kathy, and so is your faith in the Lord. He will see you and the kids through this, without a doubt. Thinking of you and praying for you and all the family as you grieve your loss.

Love, Karen and Charlie Castro
Cousin Karen
March 24, 2010
May knowing that John is at peace be of comfort to you. So so sorry to hear of his passing.
Much love
Linda DeFranco Barck
March 24, 2010
Dear Kathy, Sean and Paul,

Our love and prayers are with you. May you know the Lord's supernatural comfort in this time of loss.

Barb, Tom, Tim, Geoff and Jen Herrmann
Barbara Herrmann
March 24, 2010
Dear Kathy, Sean and Paul,
We are so terribly sorry for your loss. Please know that we're thinking of you and praying for you at this very sad time in your lives.
The Gooding Family
March 24, 2010
Dear Kathy, Paul and Sean, Eddie, Claire, Marna, Eileen, Mike and Matt and families,
My brothers and sister and I are so sad to hear about your loss of John. We hope you will find comfort from friends and family during this difficult time.
Anne Murphy for Joe, Kathleen and Tim
Anne Murphy
March 24, 2010
Eileen and family,

Words can't express the sorrow I feel for you and your family at this very sad time. I always loved John's vitality for life. When he was in a room everyone knew it. He always made you feel special. How lucky I was to have known him...
Marion Re-Broderick
March 24, 2010
Uncle John -
We love you and miss your ridiculously funny sense of humor and one-of-a-kind laugh. Cape May will never be the same. May peace be with you.
Amy O'Connor
March 24, 2010
Dear Eileen and Larry;

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Terry DelPonte
Terry DelPonte
March 24, 2010
I'm saddened to hear about John's passing. Please accept my condolences. I worked with John on several infographics seminars and workshops many years ago after first attending as one of his students. He was always warm and engaging and he meant a great deal to those who worked with him. – Bill Pitzer
March 24, 2010
Kathy, Sean and Paul,
My prayers and condolences are with all of you. I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
Annette Bailey
March 24, 2010
I am sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. Having lost one myself I have some idea of what you are going through. My thoughts and prayers are with you and you family.
Tom Frank
March 24, 2010
My deepest sympathy to you and your family on this tragetic lost of your brother. He will be in our prayers.

Jeannette and Meghan Brown
March 24, 2010
Dear Kathy, Paul, and Sean,
We are all so sorry for your loss. Please know we are thinking of you every moment.

Rachael,Michael,Kristen, Michael, and Angela Vassalotti
Rachael Vassalotti
March 24, 2010
I am so sorry to read of your loss,words can not express. He is now in his loving parents arms.My heart goes out to you all. With much love and sympathy, Cheryl(Lovely)Robbins
Cheryl Robbins
March 24, 2010
I only met John once a couple of weeks ago. And I felt like I knew him much longer. He was a guy that radiates life and joy, with the vitality of someone half his age. My heart broke when I heard the news of his passing. I was hoping to get to know him more as he is the type of guy you want to be around. I wont be able to make it on Friday, but my thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.

Matt Fong
March 23, 2010
Dear Kathy, Sean, and Paul,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Our deepest sympathy.
Joe, Beverly, Joey, Jaimee, and Sean
Beverly Fernald
March 23, 2010
Kathy, Sean, Paul,

Please accept my deepest sympathy for your untimely loss. Know that all John ever felt for you guys was a very deep-rooted unchanging love, and was very proud of you guys. Have your eyes fixed on the Lord in this difficult period knowing that He will never leave you nor forsake you - Amen
Ethel Akhibi
March 23, 2010
Dearest Kathy, Paul and Sean; We are all pained by your tragic loss. Please know how much you are all loved and supported by your friends. God be with you at this difficult time.
Gloria, Amanda, Jordan, Vanessa and Tiffany Kelly
Gloria Blanco-Kelly
March 23, 2010
I offer my deepest sympathy to all of you. You have a wonderful network of family and friends that love and support you. I hold you all so deep in my heart and prayers.

Love, (Karen Kunevich sister)
Donna Masciulli
March 23, 2010

May the love of friends and family help you through your grief. Our thoughts and prayers will always be with you.
Karen Steven Anthony Kunevich
March 23, 2010
Kathy, Paul and Sean,
We are sorry to hear the terrible news and our prayers are with you at this time.

Mike, Deb and Richie Aylward
March 23, 2010
Kathy, Sean and Paul,
Deepest sympathy at this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Many fond memories of John - his laugh, and the many interesting things he would come upon and share with us.
Laura Long
March 23, 2010
We are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking about you in this time of sorrow and if there is anything we can do please let us know.

Terri and Robert Geary
Robert Geary
March 23, 2010
Dear Kathleen and family and all of my cousins; My deepest sympathy and all my prayers and Phyllis's (Pam's) are with you during these trying days. Know that we are thinking of John and praying for him and for you all. We love you all dearly,

Mary (meg) Hollenbeck
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