Michael Henry Monks

November 15, 1948October 17, 2020

Michael Henry Monks, 71, of Nashua, NH, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 17, 2020. Born on November 15, 1948 in Brighton, MA, he was the son of the late Michael J. and Theresa (Delvin) Monks.

Michael was a resident of Nashua for 16 years and a parishioner of St. Patrick’s Church. He earned an undergraduate degree from Northeastern University and a MBA from NYU. After building a career in commercial real estate that spanned over 40 years and included establishing his own firm, he retired and continued his passion for international travel, exploring nearly 70 countries. He enjoyed spending time with his family and serving on the Board at the PLUS Company in Nashua.

He is survived by his son, two daughters, and three grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Michael’s name to the PLUS Company in Nashua NH:

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Joe Gould

October 23, 2020

I was friends with Mike for almost fifty years, first meeting him in NYU dorm when we both attended NYU Graduate School of Business together. I still can remember all the wonderful times we spent together with our friends from grad school in Greenwich Village with Mike always providing good entertainment. After graduation while Mike returned to NH and I to NYC and then to NJ, we maintained our personal and family friendships and connections over the next five decades.

We both watched as our kids
all grew up, went off to college and then started wonderful families of their own. I am so glad that Mike was able to experience all this happiness in his lifetime. I also remember that Mike's happiest times was attending the wonderful weddings of each of his children as the proud Dad!

Terry and I will miss Mike very much but will always hold onto great memories of all our wonderful times spent together.

Til we meet again.

Jules Brayman

October 23, 2020

Mike was a wonderful person, he was a client for over 30 years, we had great discussions whenever we met, the stories of his travel were amazing, I will miss him very much, may he Rest In Peace.

Sandra Zanga

October 22, 2020

Mike was a wonderful person with whom I was fortunate enough to work for. He was an honest person and developed many business friends. He touched many people over the years I knew him. My deepest condolences to Megan, Matthew and Caitlin. Mike will be very much missed by many, and by me especially as we kept in contact over the years since my retirement. May he Rest In Peace. Sandy and George Zanga

Karl and Louise Norwood

October 22, 2020

Mike was a long time friend and in-house broker with our firm for many years. During that time many transactions and memories later, we still kept in touch. We will always remember Mike as being a most conscientious and considerate commercial broker who could always be depended upon to follow through. He will be missed by all of us in the commercial brokerage community that came to know Mike as a friend and expert in his field. God speed.

Chuck Thibedeau

October 21, 2020

Mike was a true profession with a vast knowledge and experiences in the commercial real estate world. He always was willing to share his experiences. I am honored to have worked with him for 20 plus years.

Recently I was able to have a beer and hear about his unique travel experiences. He was telling us about his intended new trips after COVID was to pass.

Mike will be missed. Chuck T

Wilma Willson

October 21, 2020

Here is a bit of history for commercial real estate practitioners: Don't know how many of you CIBOR members know this, but Michael was the catalyst for why we formed CIBOR. He had a deal in Nashua back in the "olden days" when all we commercial folks had was CID, of which I was President. He came to me one day and told of having been shut out of 1/2 a commercial transaction by a residential relative of either the buyer or the seller(I have forgotten which). The grievance had gone to the only panel available at the time which was a residential one. The decision that even though the other agent did not show up until the day before the closing, and even though Mike had many months invested in the transaction, the panel ruled that agent was due a commission equal to 1/2. There had been no consideration given to the months Mike had spent putting this altogether or to the fact that in those days there were no Buyer Agents or Seller agents or paperwork declaring same...there were just agents. Our CID board looked into Mike's claim, and , in the process, found a couple of other similar problems. It was then that we decided to form an independent commercial board and began the process through NAR. Thank you, Mike, for giving us the catalyst to go on our own and be what we are today. Rest in peace. Wilma Willson

Tom Farrelly

October 21, 2020

Mike Monks was a fellow member of the Society of Office and Industrial Realtors (SIOR) and commercial real estate industry veteran whose ethics and high standards helped elevate the practice in New Hampshire and New England. I have many funny stories and fond memories of working on transactions with Mike. He was a fierce but fair competitor. As a solo practitioner Mike accomplish more than many much larger firms did. Mike is highly respected and will be missed! We all need to meet to raise a glass to our Friend Mike Monks very soon!

Karen Gazzara

October 20, 2020

I was surprised and saddened to here of Mike's passing. I worked for him for 5 years. He led an interesting life of travel, going all over the world. He always spoke so fondly about his kids, grandchild(s) and of course the pets. He will be missed.

Larry Hirsch

October 20, 2020

Mike was a good friend and competitor for over 30 years.
Shared many a beer with him hearing about his latest trip. He is going to be sorely missed.

Robert Caro

October 20, 2020

Mike has been a friend and mentor to me for over 40 years. I admired his work ethic, but most importantly how honorable a man he was. My fondest memories are Mike coming into my office and sharing his incredible photo's of his far away travels. I will miss him a lot.

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