OBITUARY

Nina Monahan

October 13, 1930October 13, 2018
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Sparta, NJ ---Nina J. Monahan, 88 passed away Saturday, October 13, 2018. She was born on October 13, 1930, in Jackson Heights, Queens in New York City to Carmine and Antonina (Badami) DiGiacomo. Nina was raised in New York City and graduated from All Saints Commercial High School in 1948. After high school, she met the love of her life, Thomas J. Monahan. Nina and Tom married on June 8, 1952. As a young couple they lived in New York where they started a family while Tom served in the US Navy. In 1966 they moved their family to Sleepy Hollow, IL just northwest of Chicago and then back east in 1975 to Branford, CT. After the loss of her husband in 1987, Nina continued to reside in CT for over a decade, until relocating to Montague, NJ in 1998. She resided in Montague until 2013 when she required the help of an assisted living facility in Wayne, NJ. Nina took great interest in learning new things, including obtaining her real estate license and then honing her skills at contract bridge. While competing at contract bridge nationally over the years, Nina attained the level of Gold Life Master. She belonged to various clubs and organizations and loved to travel, but her greatest joy was spending time with her family, whom she adored. Nina is survived by her three loving sons John (Debbie) of Sparta, NJ, Peter of Alpharetta, GA and Thomas of Albuquerque NM. She is also survived by her cherished grandchildren: Christopher (Kelly), Ryan, Brendan, Kailey, Shannon and Kyle Monahan, as well as her sister Bertha Stiso of Long Island and several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband Tom and her parents, Nina was predeceased by her sister Jessie Cafferata. At the time of her passing, Nina was valiantly fighting the impact of Alzheimer’s disease. A memorial celebration of this amazing, loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend and a life well-lived will be held on November 2, 2018 from 3-7PM at Goble Funeral Home, 22 Main St. Sparta NJ 07871. A prayer service will take place at 6PM. The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, that donations in Nina's memory be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation (https://alzfdn.org/support-us/donate/).

  • FAMILY

  • Husband Tom, her parents and her sister Jessie Cafferata, Predeceased by her
  • John and his wife Debbie, Peter and Thomas, Her 3 loving sons
  • Christopher and his wife Kelly, Ryan, Brendan, Kailey, Shannon and Kyle Monahan, Her cherished grandchildren
  • Bertha Stiso, Her sister
  • Nieces & Nephews, Several

Services

  • Memorial Service Friday, November 2, 2018
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Jeff Carchidi

November 2, 2018

John, Sincerest condolences on the passing of your mother. I'm sure the last couple of weeks have been hard for you and your family and today will be especially difficult. There is nothing anyone can say that will erase the pain, but hopefully fond memories of her and the support of friends will help lift your spirits. Please know that you are in our thoughts.

Jeff and Cathy Carchidi

Mark Jareczek

October 19, 2018

I will always remember going to Peters house to play with our high powered radio station Wdudfm109. Also known as ‘The Dud’. We would spend hours downstairs and Nina would offer us food on some occasions. Nina would always stick up for us kids. After many hours Peters dad would open the basement door from upstairs and yell down: Jareczek boys it’s time to go home now. Well we weren’t the best bahaved boys and Peters dad would call us out. Then Nina would tell Tom ‘They are such nice boys. That’s why I was always on Nina’s side. When Peter moved to Branford Connecticut I would periodically go out there to visit. Back then Nina was my second mom and she and I would talk. Most of the time behind Peters back. Lots more to talk about this lady and how she always made me feel at home. Rock on Nina. Sleep well.

Sarah Tucker Hannapel

October 17, 2018

Nina was just FUN to be around! I'm so glad I meet Nina through her son John and my mother who played bridge with Nina. A great sense of humor and job well done raising her family in Branford, Connecticut. Rest in eternal peace.

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Biography

Sparta, NJ ---Nina J. Monahan, 88 passed away Saturday, October 13, 2018. She was born on October 13, 1930, in Jackson Heights, Queens in New York City to Carmine and Antonina (Badami) DiGiacomo. Nina was raised in New York City and graduated from All Saints Commercial High School in 1948. After high school, she met the love of her life, Thomas J. Monahan. Nina and Tom married on June 8, 1952. As a young couple they lived in New York where they started a family while Tom served in the US Navy. In 1966 they moved their family to Sleepy Hollow, IL just northwest of Chicago and then back east in 1975 to Branford, CT.
After the loss of her husband in 1987, Nina continued to reside in CT for over a decade, until relocating to Montague, NJ in 1998. She resided in Montague until 2013 when she required the help of an assisted living facility in Wayne, NJ. Nina took great interest in learning new things, including obtaining her real estate license and then honing her skills at contract bridge. While competing at contract bridge nationally over the years, Nina attained the level of Gold Life Master. She belonged to various clubs and organizations and loved to travel, but her greatest joy was spending time with her family, whom she adored.

Nina is survived by her three loving sons John (Debbie) of Sparta, NJ, Peter of Alpharetta, GA and Thomas of Albuquerque NM. She is also survived by her cherished grandchildren: Christopher (Kelly), Ryan, Brendan, Kailey, Shannon and Kyle Monahan, as well as her sister Bertha Stiso of Long Island and several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband Tom and her parents, Nina was predeceased by her sister Jessie Cafferata.

At the time of her passing, Nina was valiantly fighting the impact of Alzheimer’s disease.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted under Goble Funeral Home, 22 Main St. Sparta NJ 07871.
A memorial celebration of this amazing, loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend and a life well-lived will be held November 2, 2018 from 3-7 at Goble Funeral Home. A prayer service will take place at 6pm. The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation (https://alzfdn.org/support-us/donate/).