Nancy A. Monks
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Nancy Ann (Balboni) Monks of Wellesley and Cape Coral, FL. May 20, 2020 surrounded by her family. Beloved wife of Charles Kenneth Monks for 47 years. Loving mother of Walter Scott Palladino and his wife Lisa of Charlotte, NC and Ryan Parker Palladino and his wife Ana of Westborough. Loving grandmother of McKayla, Ryley, Alicia, Giselle. and Alec Palladino. If you knew Nancy you would describe her as a hot ticket, spice of life, spunky, bubbly, cheery, fun, caring, loving, and strong. She would brighten any room when she walked in with her contagious smile and warm hugs. She had a laugh that you could hear next door and always got people to loosen up and feel valued. Nancy died peacefully at the age of 77 years. She grew up and spent most of her life in the Woodlands of Wellesley, surrounded by aunts and uncles, cousins and close family friends where she learned the value of hard work, patriotism, honesty and respecting her family name. She was the only child of two loving parents, Mario Balboni and Minnie Howe, who raised her with the perfect mix of love, discipline, and respect for her country. She loved the outdoors, nature, and animals. She never took for granted the wonders of nature. She would pass a seemingly ordinary sight and somehow find the one detail that made it extraordinary. The most important things in life were her husband, family, and good friends. She ran the homestead, managed her husbands business, raised two sons, and volunteered her time in the Florence Crittenton League (supporting unmarried mothers) and at Windy Lo Nursery (as a part time florist and wreath maker). Memorial service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made in Nancys memory to St. Judes Children Research Hospital at For online guestbook, Funeral arrangements by George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, Wellesley.

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Published in The Needham Times from May 22 to Jun. 4, 2020.
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July 25, 2020
Hi Kenny, Ryan and Scott, I was sorry to hear of Nancy's passing! I will always remember her from the Lawson family Christmas parties and her famous lasagne! May she be in Gods loving arms and Rest In Peace. I have very fond memories of her infectious smile and warm outgoing nature. All my love to you and your families.

Laurie Lawson Inserra
June 2, 2020
We will always cherish the wonderful memories of Nancy and how much she loved her family! It was truly an honor to know her.
Brian & Nancy Heffernan
June 1, 2020
Kenny, our sincere sympathy to you and your family. May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. Nancy was such a loving and caring person. She will definitely be missed. Take care of yourself Kenny. Mary Burns and Bill DeRohan
May 28, 2020
This is such a shock to me; I don't know where to begin. I didn't know about Nancy's passing until just now when I recevied a message from Kenny on my phone. Nancy and I spent our high school days together -- then later when our children were young, and then also in Florida when my husband Denny and I could get down there to visit.

Nancy was a wonderful friend -- with an infectious laugh and an infectious soul that will live on, and I will miss her forever.

Nancy (Critchlow) Dowd
Nancy Dowd
May 22, 2020
Sincere condolences to family and friends. May all the beautiful memories you cherish, help you through the difficult days ahead.
Beth, Shousei & Shinya Honji
May 22, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. Nancy was always cheerful and full of fun, kind, sincere. I have always felt she was a good friend in high school.
Beverly Bley
May 22, 2020
Nancy always lit up the room she was in with her smile, loved being around her. We spent time together in sports and the gym shows were always more fun with Nancy's talents of which she had so many. A bright light always will shine within her memory.
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