Marie L. Monahan

Marie L. MonahanMarie L. (Hentz) Monahan, 82 of 200 E. Coal St., Shenandoah, Shenandoah Village Apartments, formerly of Schuylkill Ave., Shenandoah Heights, passed away peacefully Friday at Good Shepherd Specialty Hospital, Lehigh Valley Muhlenberg, Bethlehem.  She was the wife of the late Francis P. Monahan.

Born in Shenandoah Heights on August 16, 1928, Marie was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Larkin) Hentz.

She was a graduate of the former West Mahanoy Twp. High School, Class of 1947.

Marie was a retired garment worker having worked in the local garment industry.

She was a member of Annunciation BVM Church, Shenandoah; Greater Shenandoah Area Senior Citizens and ILGWU.

Preceding her in death in addition to her parents and husband were a sister Jule Gilfert; four brothers Pvt. John J. Hentz, Bernard Hentz, Leo Hentz and Donald Hentz.

Marie L. Monahan 2Surviving are three sons, Fran Monahan and his companion Martina Nestor of Shenandoah, Joey Monahan and his wife Anita of Shenandoah Heights and Jackie Monahan of Shenandoah; three daughters, Donna wife of Bill Walters of Schuylkill Haven, Mary Ellen wife of Greg Fribance of Nazareth and Shelly wife of Art Hower of Elysburg; two sisters, Carol wife of John Reilly of Ashland and Joanne Lazusky of Frackville; one brother, Vincent Hentz and his wife Betty of Fairless Hills; fourteen grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was an avid bingo player and enjoyed her many trips to the casino as well as vacations with her family in Florida.

Marie will be Sadly Missed But Never Forgotten…..

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday morning at 10:30 am from Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am in Annunciation BVM Church, Shenandoah.  Rev. Msgr. Ronald C. Bocian, Pastor will officiate.  Committal Services will be held in Annunciation BVM Chapel, Shenandoah Heights with interment to follow in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm and on Wednesday morning from 9:00 am to 10:30 am.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Marie’s memory to the National Spinal Cord Injury Association, c/o Heymann, Suissa & Stone, PC, 1 Church Street, Suite 600, Rockville, MD 20850.

Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah is in charge of the arrangements.


Marie L. Monahan Has 3 Condolences Posted:

  1. Jackie Dick says:

    Loosing a friend from Kindergarten, my life long friend through thick and thin will leave a void in my life.
    I loved her very much and always will.
    We spent a lot of time together that was full of adventure traveling to the casino’s was great. Going to church, out to eat, and lately trips for doctor appointments even turned into fun adventures.
    I’ll miss her in so many ways.
    I am glad that I went to see her b/c know I know she is finally at peace.
    Please know that your Mom loved every one of you .
    I love you all too.

  2. Janice says:

    To Marie ( b/c I know you are up there happy and at peace) and Family:
    Your Mom had a very special place in my heart as we grew to be great fiends and we loved each other.
    Our time is now wonderful memories, which I reflect upon placing me on a roller coaster of emotions from tears to burst of laughter.
    Between Jackie (my Mom ) and my second MOM –Madeeeaaahhh, we did it all together as friends. Special places, special times, special memories, awesome to be us.
    For Marie’s family, may you all know that she loved everyone of you, she was also a very proud MOM, GRANDMOTHER, SISTER, AUNT, etc. & she loved to share stories with Mom and I in a way that only Marie could verbalize
    But I grew to know you all from her stories so may that comfort you in this incredibly hard time b/c she loved you unconditionally in her own unique way.
    I am so happy that you all were with her and equally happy that our Marie is finally at “Peace”.
    She and you all deserve that.
    I will miss her but I will never forget her and she did bring more that a smile to my face.
    So thankful that she and you all are in my life.
    Thanks for sharing her.
    Janice Jacobs

  3. Kathleen (Hentz) Gilluly says:

    Aunt Marie certainly brought a smile to everyone she came in touch with and she will always
    have a special place in in my heart. Although she will be deeply missed, I know, she has
    found her way to complete happiness. Your cousin Kathy