Mary Monahan, age 97, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2016, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 11:00 A.M. at St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Hutchinson with interment in the church cemetery. Memorials preferred.
Visitation will be Tuesday, December 20, 2016, from 4:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. and Wednesday, December 21, 2016, from 8:00 A.M.-9:00 A.M. ALL at the Dobratz-Hantge Chapel in Hutchinson. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.
There will be a Rosary Service on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, at 4:30 P.M. and a Prayer Service at 7:00 P.M.
Mary Julia Monahan was born on September 4, 1919, in Hutchinson, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Julius “Jule” and Barbara (McCormick) Tully. Mary was baptized as an infant on September 14, 1919, by Father Timothy O’Brien and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth, both at St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Hutchinson. She received her education in Hutchinson and was a 1938 graduate of Hutchinson High School.
On December 15, 1942, Mary was united in marriage to William “Bill” Monahan at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in San Diego, California. Mary and Bill returned to call Hutchinson home and they were blessed with six children, Lee, Barbara, John, Michael, Pat, and Maria. They shared 36 years of marriage until Bill passed away on April 18, 1979.
Mary was a loving mother and homemaker. Mary was also employed at 3M in Hutchinson from 1967 through 1985. Mary attended St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Hutchinson where she was actively involved in the church ministries. She also volunteered with the Hutchinson Hospital Auxiliary.
Mary was a caring and generous person with all her family and friends. She loved her home, with music always playing in the background, and she enjoyed tending to her flower gardens and singing birds. She cherished the comfort of family and friends coming by, quick to offer something to eat and her candy dishes always filled with M&Ms and lemon drops. If she was away from home, you would always find a note on the kitchen table letting you know what time she would be back - never wanting to miss a visit.
Most of all, Mary was a proud and loving Irish Catholic mother, absolutely devoted to her family. She took great joy in her children, the grandchildren and great-grandchildren that together form the Monahan family.
Mary treasured her independence and thus remained in the home she loved until she was 95. She then resided at Ecumen Pines and within the past months moved to Harmony River Living Center. She considered herself blessed to receive the assistance she needed from many kind and caring individuals. She passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at the age of 97 years. Blessed be her memory.
Mary is survived by her:
Children, Lee Monahan and his wife, Susie of Silver Lake, MN,
Barbara Bechtold and her husband, Ray of St. Joseph, MN,
John Monahan and his wife, Holly of Plymouth, MN,
Michael Monahan and his wife, Juli of Hutchinson, MN,
Pat Monahan and his wife, Holly of Latrobe, PA,
Maria Johnson and her husband, Tom of Milwaukee, WI;
Grandchildren, Michele Monahan-Reno of Hutchinson, MN, Shawn Rubino and her husband, David of Eugene, OR, Jeffrey Monahan and his wife, Kelli of Silver Lake, MN, Shannon Konen and her husband, Todd of Silver Lake, MN, Josh Monahan and his special friend, Emily Vogt of Lester Prairie, MN, Tammy Bechtold-Schlangen and her husband, Todd of St. Joseph, MN, Kristi Zimmer and her husband, Randy of St. Joseph, MN, Ben Monahan and his wife, Kimberly of St. Michael, MN, Brianna Krause and her husband, Dan of Hutchinson, MN, Daniel Monahan and his fiancé, Laura Hughitt of Minneapolis, MN, Molly Monahan of Hutchinson, MN, Ryan Monahan and special friend, Kellie Higgins of Union Town, PA, Sean Monahan of Latrobe, PA, and Kathryn Johnson of New York City, NY;
Great-Grandchildren, Shane Reno, Joey Rubino, Madison Monahan, McKenna Monahan, Miah Monahan, Mylea Monahan, Hayley Konen, Tanner Konen, Cortney Konen, Wyatt Konen, Lucy Monahan, Ruby Monahan, Curtis Hiltner, Mitchel Hiltner, Lexie Hiltner, Cody Schlangen, Riley Zimmer, Maison Zimmer, Brandon Zimmer, Lindsey Zimmer, Easton Monahan, Adyson Monahan, and William Joseph Monahan;
Great-Great-Grandson, Barrett Hiltner;
Sisters, Rita Stevens of Hutchinson, MN, and Olive Krueger of Plymouth, MN;
Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and friends.
Mary was preceded in death by her Parents, Jule and Barbara Tully; Husband, Bill Monahan; Sister, Jeanette Kary; Brothers, Leon Tully and Joseph Tully; Granddaughter, Mary Johnson; and Great-Grandson, Jacob Reno.
Barb Fiecke says
Sorry about your loss. Your families are in my thoughts and prayers