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Verna S. (Gasser) Monaghan

AGE: 87 • Wilmington, Delaware

Age, 87 died April 8, 2016. She was predeceased by her husband, Francis T. Monaghan, Jr. her daughter, Sheila Monaghan Kennedy; her daughter-in-law, Mary Marra Monaghan and all her siblings.

Verna taught at St. Matthew's Catholic School for twenty four years. After retiring from teaching she was employed part time at Winterthur, the Frog Shoppe, St. Francis Hospital Gift Shop and the Ursuline convent. She also did volunteer work at the Wilmington Riverfront when it was first developed.

Verna is survived by four sons, Francis (Carol), John, Michael (Barbara), Mark (Patty Vernor); two daughters, Jeanne Woodis (Richard), Catherine Gurczenski (Walter) and son-in-law, William Kennedy. She also leaves behind thirteen grandchildren, Maureen, Thomas, Veronica, Caitlin, Maura, Paul, Christine, Brian, Lindsey, Chavonne, Richard, Julia, Kiley and thirteen great-grandchildren.

The family thanks the staff of Brandywine Nursing and Rehabilitation for their patience and kindness while caring for Verna.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Cathedral of St. Peter, 500 N. West Street, Wilmington at 10:00 am on Friday April 15, where friends may greet the family from 9:00 to 10:00 am. Burial will follow in Cathedral Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to St. Jude Research Hospital, P.O. Box 2151, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38101-2151.

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Published in The News Journal from Apr. 12 to Apr. 14, 2016
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