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Mary Ellen "Mel" (McMonigal) BOLAND


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Mary Ellen "Mel" (McMonigal) BOLAND Obituary
Age 80, Passed away peacefully on October 14th, 2016 after a brief illness. Preceded in death by her husband Roger. Survived by children Michael (Judy), Midge (Tim) Hernandez, Robert, Patrick (Gina), Megan (Robert Skweres) and daughter-in-law Sheila. Survived also by her 19 grandchildren: Nicole (Todd), David (Kathleen), Jeff, and Tim Boland; Tony (Leona), Andy (Andrea), Miquela (Efrain), Zach, John (Talia), Chelsea, and Jackie Hernandez; Maria (Cory), Bridget (Dan), Molly (RJ), Dan and Katie Boland; Brianna Boland; Nicholas and Rebecca Skweres. Also 14 great-grandchildren. Mel is also survived by her sister Susan Demko, brothers Robert (Dorothy) McMonigal, Dennis (Jackie) McMonigal, sisters-in-law Sally Boland, Retha Boland, Rita McMonigal, and many nieces and nephews. After Roger's passing, Mel raised five children while returning to school and starting a career at NSP (Xcel Energy). After retiring, Mel enjoyed her many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and her many dear friends. Special thanks to the caregivers at St. Joseph's Hospital and Westwood Ridge these past few weeks. Mel was a proud volunteer for many years at St. Joseph's Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial 10 AM Tuesday at Assumption Catholic Church (51 W. 7th Street, St. Paul). Visitation 4-8 PM Monday at the O'Halloran & Murphy Funeral Home (575 Snelling Ave. So., St. Paul) and one hour prior to Mass at church Tuesday. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be forwarded to St. Joseph's Hospital Volunteer Department or donor's choice. 651-698-0796
Published in Pioneer Press on Oct. 16, 2016
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