Patricia Heldman Monahan

Born 18 February, 1932

Patricia Heldman Monahan, widow of John S. Monahan, died on December 14, 2020. She was 88 years old.

She leaves behind 5 sons and 2 daughters: John Monahan and wife Donna Watts of Plainfield, VT; Daniel Monahan and wife Janet of Centerville, OH; Jean Monahan of Salem, MA; Kevin Monahan and wife Sally of Stoughton, MA; Mike Monahan and wife Jean of Middletown, CT; Mary Crivell and husband Paul of Mill Creek, WA; and Pat Monahan and wife Maggie of Huntington, NY. She greatly enjoyed her 15 grandchildren (to date she has 4 great-grandchildren, too). Her surviving siblings are Carol Flynn of South Portland, ME and her brother Daniel Heldman of Chester, PA. She loved her many nieces and nephews on both sides of the family. Patricia was predeceased by her husband of 46 years, and by an infant son, Joseph, her brother Mike, and her parents, Lloyd and Blanche Heldman.

Patricia Monahan graduated from Bates College in 1954, where she studied English literature and acted in several college theatre productions. She began her teaching career at Bristol High School, in CT, where she met her husband. After she and her husband established their family, she resumed her teaching career at Cheshire Academy in Cheshire, CT. Between 1973 and 1997 she worked at the Academy, and for eight years she worked in the Admissions office, four of those years as the Director. She was a member of the Lambda Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma. In retirement she was a Literacy Volunteer and a Religious Education mentor at St. Dominic's church in Southington, CT.

Donations in lieu of flowers to Literacy Volunteers of America.

Services for Patricia will be held at DellaVecchia Funeral Home at a later date. Services TBD


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Peter Agostini

26 January 2021

A wonderful educator of English at Cheshire academy and good sport. Us guys would
Tease her at times she laughed it off and gave us extra homework last laugh on us . Sincere condolences to her family and hugs

Sondra Otto Cherney

25 January 2021

I was so sad to learn of Mrs. Monahan’s passing. She was a wonderful teacher and a great person to have at the academy when you were away from home. Both Mr and Mrs Monahan were like family to our Academy family . She will be missed greatly and remembered fondly. My prayers to her family .

Linda Caron

26 December 2020

I am good friends with Pats daughter Mary. When ever Pat and John came to visit Mary in Seattle they were always welcoming and warm to myself and my husband. Peace to all the family at this time and take comfort in so many wonderful memories. Like singing with your mom everyday!

Kathy Ray

18 December 2020

As a friend of Jean and Lilah, I know what an accomplished and beloved woman she was. She leaves behind a legacy of strong, good hearted people. My deepest sympathy goes to all of you.

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