Merlon Monson

September 3, 1942November 17, 2021

Merlon L. Monson, 79, beloved husband of Sheila (Green) Monson, of Southington, passed away on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Maine to the late Kenneth and Irene (Thibodeau) Monson on September 3, 1942.

Merlon and Sheila enjoyed a happy 56 year marriage. Merlon was a Captain with the Southington Police Department, where he served for 28 years. Outside of work, he loved to travel with his family. He also enjoyed painting, and collecting coins and stamps.

In addition to his beloved wife, Sheila, he is survived by his children: Valerie Paradis and husband Michael of West Suffield, Kristin Altwies and husband Justin of Southington, Michael Monson and wife Kathy of FL and Kimberly Jones and husband Ken of Freemont, NH; Grandchildren: Shane, Michael, Madison, Jessica, Hallie and Jake; two step-brothers including Winn Tarbox and wife Shirley of Wolcott and one step-sister. He was predeceased by a grandson Taylor Altwies.

Funeral services and burial will be private. The DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., Southington has been entrusted with the arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the Meriden Humane Society, 311 Murdock Ave, Meriden, CT 06450. For online condolences please visit


  • Meriden Humane Society


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Lydia Newton

November 27, 2021

Captain Monson and his wife were our neighbors on Deckert drive for many years. When we first moved to the neighborhood our children were very young. We felt very secure and privileged that the police captain lived down the street. It was always fun to stop and chat when he was outside playing with his beautiful dog. The Monsons were very friendly and kind neighbors and we can't pass their former house without thinking of them. We are so saddened to learn of Mr. Monson's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife and family.
George and Lydia Newton and Jeff Perez

Paul Dailida

November 26, 2021

We wish to convey our sympathy to Sheila and family. Merl was such a kind fair person and good friend and was saddened to hear of his passing.
Sincerely Paul and Vivian Dailida

Amy Rouleau

November 26, 2021

Sheila & Family.....

You and Merl were my very first friends when I moved to CT; back when first married and Merl and Dana worked at Pratt. We all had so many good times together, even learning to ski at Mr. Killington, my one (and only!) camping experience, Policemen's Ball for many years, etc.

Please accept my heart-felt condolences and prayers for you and the entire family. Sending you and them lots of love and hugs. We might not have seen one another for some years now, but that does not mean I've ever forgotten you!

Amy Rouleau

Lew Palmieri

November 19, 2021

Shelia and Family,

Angie and I are so sorry to hear of Merleโ€™s passing . You and the family are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Cap. good memories from back in the day at SPD. We had one hell of a run. We were actually able to get the job done back then without the nonsense.

I hung it up in June and you weโ€™re absolutely right, there is life after SPD.

RIP CAP, see yah on the other side.

334 is code 2


Vicki Mirando Testa

November 19, 2021

To the Monson Family

I am so sorry to hear of Merle passing. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers....hugs

Linda Golanski

November 18, 2021

I am so very sorry to hear about Merlon.
Prayers are with you and your family. All those years as next door neighbors. Oh how things change. Anything i can do please call. Linda

Cheryl andGary allard

November 18, 2021

so sorry to hear of Merle's passing,will hold memories of him dear from our time on the PD and will always cherish them,a lot of good times!
rest in peace
Gary and Cheryl Allard

Frank Bavaro

November 17, 2021

You will be missed by many! The memories at SPD will be cherished. I wish the family peace and comfort during this difficult time.
โ€” Frank Bavaro

John Potter

November 17, 2021


Trish and I extend our condolences to you and everyone in the family. I worked many years with Merle and enjoyed every moment and we shared many laughs together. He was a great guy and he will be missed. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.

John & Trish Potter

Cliff Saucier

November 17, 2021

Sheila and family:

Sue and I extend our condolences for your loss. Merl was a good guy. I worked well with him his entire police career and remember the good times.