Helen M. “Lollie” Monohan, 85, of Hamilton Place, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at the Siegenthaler Center with her family by her side.
She was born Sept. 7, 1928, in Frankfort, the daughter of Frank and Jennie (Valent) Sanders. She was a graduate of Frankfort High School, class of 1945, and the Utica School of Commerce. On Aug. 19, 1950, she was united in marriage to John L. Monohan, a blessed union of 62 years, until his passing on July 8 of this year. The couple resided in Ilion for 50 years before moving to Clinton. Helen was a library aide at Barringer Road Elementary School for many years and worked at the Ilion Public Library, where she was the past president of the board. She was also past president of the Ilion Garden Club and Historical Club of Ilion. She was a member of St. Mary’s Church, Clinton, and its Third Thursday Group and the Church of the Annunciation in Ilion. Helen was a New York Yankees fan and enjoyed time on Fourth Lake in the Adirondacks.
She is survived by four daughters, two sons and their spouses, Christine and Dr. John Menard, of Clinton, Kathleen and Matthew Romano, of Moreau, Mary Ellen and Thomas Buccafurno, of Rochester, Susan and Joseph Crua, of Schoharie, John L. Monohan Jr., of Clinton, and James and Nola Monohan, of Clinton; six grandchildren, Elizabeth and Ben Coven, of Boston, Sarah Menard, of Boston, Christopher Romano, of Boston, Mary Kate Monohan, of New York City, Lt. James and Winnie Monohan, of Washington, D.C., and John and Julia Monohan, of Phoenix, Ariz.; a great-grandson, John Lawrence Monohan; and many nieces and nephews and Godchildren. She was predeceased by her parents and her husband, John.
All are invited to call Monday (today), Sept. 16, 2013 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Owens-Pavlot & Rogers Funeral Service, Inc., 35 College St., Clinton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Church of the Annunciation in Ilion. Burial will follow in Armory Hill Cemetery in Ilion.
Please consider donations to The Siegenthaler Center, Clinton Fire Department or Ilion Library - Friends of the Library.
The family thanks the nurses and staff at the Siegenthaler Center who treated Helen with such dignity and care. They gave peace and comfort to Helen and her family during this difficult time. owenspavlotrogers.com