Nancy Monahan

November 6, 1937September 8, 2020

Nancy (Barei) Monahan passed away on September 8th at the age of 82, after a long battle with cancer. She passed away quietly at home, surrounded by family. She is survived by her daughter Laura, her three sons Daniel (Lisa), John (Lisa) and Thomas, 7 grandchildren and one great grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband William Monahan, as well as her parents and two older siblings.

Nancy was born and raised in Renton, where her parents settled after immigrating from Italy. Throughout her life she was an active participant in clubs and organizations intended to help the less fortunate and improve her community, including The Association for Catholic Childhood, and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. She was also a board member of the Renton Library in its early years. In 2019, she was honored by the Renton Regional Community Foundation with the Lifetime of Giving Award for her many years of volunteering and charitable contributions. Nancy was a graduate of Seattle University, Renton High School, and Saint Anthony grade school. She attended Saint Anthony Catholic Church faithfully her entire life. Besides her Catholic faith, nothing was more important to Nancy than her friends and family. She loved to entertain and gather people together and the Monahan back yard and basement were the site of many wonderful meals and celebrations. Even in her last days, she was offering food and drinks to family and caregivers, making sure everyone was taken care of. She was the ultimate hostess and will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to Advocacy and Caring for Children, St. Anthony Parish St. Vincent de Paul, or Seattle Children’s. She will be laid to rest next to her husband at Greenwood Cemetery. A private funeral will be held for Nancy on Thursday, Sept. 17th at 11:30 AM and will be available to watch on Meeting ID 937 5691 4378.


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Fr. Gary Zender

September 19, 2020

Dear Tom and Laura and all the Monahan Family,

I have many great memories of your mom (you dad as well) in my years at St. Anthony Parish. Nancy was one of those folks who was always positive and supportive. She loved her family and her Church! She love the Lord above all. I can still hear her voice and her laugh. I was blessed to have known her.

With my prayers,

Fr. Gary

Janet Viboch

September 16, 2020

Rest in peace Nancy as you fought a long and hard battle. You were a wonderful mother as shown by the daughter and sons you raised who grew up to be such wonderful adults. Laura, whom I have known for more than 30 years raised 3 fine boys into men on her own when their father passed away at such a young age. All of this was because of the great upbringing you and your husband gave her. Rest in peace with your husband now. With my deepest sympathy.

Rose Custer

September 13, 2020

Nancy was a real gem--loving, kind, generous and real. Like her mother Virginia, Nancy always made you feel welcomed and appreciated. I have the fondest memories of the Bareis and the Monahan clan--traveling in Italy with them at the same time--good people and a wonderful family. My family is heart-broken to hear of her loss for her children and family, but grateful that she is no longer suffering. She leaves a legacy of courage and strength that we can all use as a model for how to be a better person in this world. I send you the deepest condolences from the Custer family.

Tami Schnell-Allen

September 12, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. In college she treated me like another daughter. Your whole family was fabulous. Over the years, I have thought of her often. She was truly a caring and compassionate lady and will be missed. God bless all of you and my prayers are with you!

Patrick Monahan

September 12, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the
Monahan Family at this time of sorrow. It is hurtful to loose a person as Dear and thoughtful as Nancy was, a truly incredible woman. It is also very grateful to know that Nancy is now at peace and pain free and reunited with her loving spouse and family that has passed before her. We hope to some day soon when this pandemic passes to reunite with some of you and reminisce with all of the fond memories of the days gone by.RIP Nancy.
Love to all of the West Coast Monahan Family.
Patrick, Joan,Sean, Marc, Chris and Family

lana nardella

September 10, 2020

Dear Monahan Family,
My sincere sympathy to you on the passing of your sweet Nancy.
She was a kind woman and I was fortunate to meet her when my son moved to Seattle. She was so hospitable to our entire family.
May she Rest In Peace. May you always treasure her in happy memories.


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