Martha J. Monaghan

August 26, 1931March 31, 2021

Martha J. (Gant) Monaghan, 89, the second of eight children born on August 26, 1931 in Woodbury, NJ to Martha and Thomas Gant Sr. passed away on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 after a short illness. She was predeceased by her: Daughter-in-law Amanda Monaghan, Brother Edward L. Gant, Brother-in-laws Anthony Rafine and Hugh Atwell and Sister-in law Jane Gant. She is survived by her children: Mary Beth Monaghan, Paul Monaghan, Coleen (Jeffrey) Spencer, Patrick Monaghan. Granddaughters: Emily Mae (Dennis Wolestkas) Monaghan, Megan Sue (Timothy) Brady, Chelsea Marie (Zachary) Seaver. Great-Granddaughters: Madelyn Rose Wolestkas, Nora Jane Brady and Grace Victoria Wolestkas. She is also survived by her siblings: Thomas (Priscilla) Gant, Margaret Rafine, Elizabeth Atwell, Ann (Harold) Underwood, Francis (Sharon) Gant and James (Mercina) Gant. Additionally, she is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Martha attended St. James from grade school through High School in Penns Grove, NJ. She received her Registered Nursing Diploma from St. Mary's Hospital, Philadelphia, PA. Martha lived the last 56 years in Buzzards Bay, MA. She retired as Director of Nursing from Cape Cod Nursing Home after a long career as a Registered Nurse first in pediatrics and then geriatrics. She later worked in the Bourne Middle School cafeteria to be close to her grand-daughters. Martha was well traveled having lived two years in Japan, then Hawaii before finally settling in Buzzards Bay, MA. Following her retirement she went on numerous trips to locations in the United States, Europe and more. She was a loving Daughter, Sister, Sister-in-law, Aunt and Great Aunt. Most of all, she was a loving Mother and Nana. She will be remembered and greatly missed by all. All services will be private. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Cape Cod Times Needy Fund or your favorite charity.


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Martha J. Monaghan

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Carolyn Santacqua

April 7, 2021

I have nothing but wonderful memories of your Mom, we worked together for years at Cape Cod Nursing Home before she retired. She was a little spitfire who new about each and every patient in her care, giving each respect, dignity, and the best care. I’ve thought of her often, loved and respected her forever. My sincere sympathy to the family, you all have been blessed to call her Mom. I’ll never forget her. You have one special angel watching over you. God Bless ,

Elizabeth Bradley

April 3, 2021

To all the Monaghan family. So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. My heartfelt sympathy for your loss.

Betty Bradley

Deborah Golden

April 3, 2021

Our prayers with the family during this difficult time. Your Mom left Her print on this world , Following Behind Her in the Cape Cod Nursing Home ,or sitting with Her for coffee with the church ladies .
Know that she is with all over Looking over Buttermilk Bay.
Deborah ( Hough ) Golden