OBITUARY

Monica Creedon

May 4, 1937May 8, 2018

Monica (Moran) Creedon went to be with God on Tuesday May 8th ,2018. Monica was a devout Catholic with unshakeable faith as an active parishioner of St Jerome Catholic Church in Largo, Florida.

She was a devoted wife and loving mother to her four children. Monica was a woman of strong character and strength. Her friends and family loved her wisdom and wit, many times both delivered in the same sentence. Monica didn't have to publicly proclaim her faith in God, her daily actions showed her love for God to all of those around her.

She was compassionate to all and a wonderful sister, aunt and friend, always taking time to listen, guide and lend a helping hand, with her Irish smile, pretty blue eyes and sweet sense of humor.

Raising the young Creedon boys, Monica needed both faith and humor, from a garter snake left in a pocket in the laundry, to the boys finding mischief around every corner, and patience with Eileen and her lack of culinary skills and her inability to admit it. Monica always had a look of joy in her eyes with any success her children achieved in life.

Monica was born in the Bronx and grew up in White Plains, New York. She was the eldest of four children, daughter of the late Charles and Mary Moran of County Leitrim Ireland. Monica always treasured her Irish heritage. She passed her love of Irish music down to her children by playing Irish songs as they did their Saturday morning chores.

She graduated from St Johns High School in White Plains, N.Y. After meeting Jerry, her Navy man and love of her life, they married on May 31, 1958.

Monica pursued an Advertising Sales position at the Reporter Dispatch Newspaper, where her ambition and drive enabled them to buy their 1st home in Hawthorne, N.Y. where Eileen, Kevin and Michael were born.

Jerry pursued his dream of being a N.Y. State Trooper and shortly after they moved to Brewster, N.Y. where John was born. Then duty called again and they moved further north to Red Hook, New York.

Monica was a woman ahead of her time and while working as a tire sales person at Montgomery Ward, she spearheaded the change of the dress code for woman to allow them to wear pants on the sales floor and the warehouse.

She later took a full time job as the payroll administrator at Orchard Hill Farms and then later at Red Hook school district and was there until they relocated in 1983 to Largo, Florida.

She continued her work in payroll at Modern Talking Pictures in St. Petersburg. Later, she pursued her passion to help young mothers at Catholic Charities’ Pregnancy Center in St Pete where she retired.

Monica was an active member of the Martha and Mary Guild at St. Jerome. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and her hobbies were playing Rummikub, Free Cell, nibbling on Chocolate and searching for the best Marguerita recipe.

Monica’s husband Jerry, predeceased her in 2000 and her son John in 2006. She is survived by her daughter Eileen and her husband Gary from Seminole, her son Kevin from Orlando, Michael and his wife Dawn from Kinderhook, NY, 4 granddaughters; Melissa, Natasha, Sabrina and Elizabeth, a grandson Kyle and great-granddaughter Makayla.

Her brother Charlie, a Xaverian Brother, CFX predeceased her in 2009. She is survived by her brother Gene Moran and his wife Barbara, who reside in NY and her nephew Glen and nieces; Tara and Maggie. She is also survived by her sister Susan DeFina and her husband Gene who also reside in NY and her niece Jacquelyn and nephew Eric, as well as her niece Bridget Creedon Hurt from Palm Harbor, Florida. Many of Monica's friends became extended family members and you all know who you are.

A Memorial Mass will be held at St Jerome Catholic Church in Largo on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 11 AM in the Chapel. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St Jerome Church or the Alzheimer’s Foundation.

Condolences may be offered at www.serenityfuneralhomelargo.com.

Services

11 August

Memorial Service

11:00 am

St Jerome Catholic Church

Services will be held in the Chapel

10895 Hamlin Blvd
Largo, Florida 33774

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Maureen Piasecki

May 13, 2018

I have known Monica since childhood. My Dad and Charlie grew up together in Drumshambo, Co. Leitrim, Ireland. Monica was one of my bridesmaids when Bob and I married in 1956. We have kept in contact over the years. She and Gene visited our home in NJ when she was first diagnosed with dementure. One summer we spent a delightful day at Susan's. Monica had the same birthday as my Mom who was also named Monica. Out deepest condolences to Monica's family. She was as very special lady and friend. I will have a Mass offered at my parish church for her. Bob and I will attend. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Maureen and Bob Piasecki (McManus).

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Biography

Monica (Moran) Creedon went to be with God on Tuesday May 8th ,2018.
Monica was a devout Catholic with unshakeable faith as an active parishioner
of St Jerome Catholic Church in Largo, Florida.

She was a devoted wife and loving mother to her four children.
Monica was a woman of strong character and strength.
Her friends and family loved her wisdom and wit,
many times both delivered in the same sentence.
Monica didn't have to publicly proclaim her faith in God,
her daily actions showed her love for God to all of those around her.

She was compassionate to all and a wonderful sister, aunt and friend,
always taking time to listen, guide and lend a helping hand,
with her Irish smile, pretty blue eyes and sweet sense of humor.

Raising the young Creedon boys, Monica needed both faith and humor,
from a garter snake left in a pocket in the laundry, to the boys finding
mischief around every corner, and patience with Eileen and her lack of
culinary skills and her inability to admit it. Monica always had a look of joy
in her eyes with any success her children achieved in life.

Monica was born in the Bronx and grew up in White Plains, New York.
She was the eldest of four children, daughter of the late
Charles and Mary Moran of County Leitrim Ireland.
Monica always treasured her Irish heritage. She passed
her love of Irish music down to her children by playing
Irish songs as they did their Saturday morning chores.

She graduated from St Johns High School in White Plains, N.Y.
After meeting Jerry, her Navy man and love of her life,
they married on May 31, 1958.

Monica pursued an Advertising Sales position at the Reporter Dispatch Newspaper,
where her ambition and drive enabled them to buy their 1st home in Hawthorne, N.Y.
where Eileen, Kevin and Michael were born.

Jerry pursued his dream of being a N.Y. State Trooper and shortly
after they moved to Brewster, N.Y. where John was born.
Then duty called again and they moved further north to Red Hook, New York.

Monica was a woman ahead of her time and while working as a tire sales person at
Montgomery Ward, she spearheaded the change of the dress code for woman
to allow them to wear pants on the sales floor and the warehouse.

She later took a full time job as the payroll administrator at Orchard Hill Farms
and then later at Red Hook school district and was there until they
relocated in 1983 to Largo, Florida.

She continued her work in payroll at Modern Talking Pictures in St. Petersburg.
Later, she pursued her passion to help young mothers at Catholic Charities’
Pregnancy Center in St Pete where she retired.

Monica was an active member of the Martha and Mary Guild at St. Jerome.
She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and her hobbies
were playing Rummikub, Free Cell, nibbling on Chocolate and searching
for the best Marguerita recipe.

Monica’s husband Jerry, predeceased her in 2000 and her son John in 2006.
She is survived by her daughter Eileen and her husband Gary from Seminole,
her son Kevin from Orlando, Michael and his wife Dawn from Kinderhook, NY,
4 granddaughters; Melissa, Natasha, Sabrina and Elizabeth, a grandson Kyle
and great-granddaughter Makayla.

Her brother Charlie, a Xaverian Brother, CFX predeceased her in 2009.
She is survived by her brother Gene Moran and his wife Barbara, who
reside in NY and her nephew Glen and nieces; Tara and Maggie.
She is also survived by her sister Susan DeFina and her husband Gene
who also reside in NY and her niece Jacquelyn and nephew Eric,
as well as her niece Bridget Creedon Hurt from Palm Harbor, Florida.
Many of Monica's friends became extended family members and
you all know who you are.

A Memorial Mass will be held at St Jerome Catholic Church in Largo on
Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 11 AM in the Chapel. The family asks that in lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to St Jerome Church or the Alzheimer’s Foundation.

Condolences may be offered at www.serenityfuneralhomelargo.com.