OBITUARY

Donald J. Moniz

May 4, 1934December 19, 2020
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Donald J. Moniz, age 86, “Bazooka,” of Swansea, passed away Saturday, December 19, 2020 in Charlton Memorial Hospital with his family by his side. He was the husband of Theresa (Medeiros) Moniz to whom he has been married for the past sixty years.

Born in Fall River, a son of the late Joseph and Carmen (Saucier) Moniz, he had been a lifelong area resident. He attended B.M.C. Durfee High School and worked as a salesman in the suit department at J.C. Penny for many years before his retirement. Prior to that, he worked at Anderson Little and for his family business in the trucking industry Edward’s Motor Lines.

An avid golfer, he enjoyed taking trips to casinos and visiting Las Vegas. He enjoyed doing yardwork but his favorite times spent were with his family.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Steven Moniz and his wife Tina of Somerset, David Moniz and his wife Jessica of Swansea; one sister, Beatrice Bolduc and her husband William of Milford, CT; four grandchildren, Brian, Daniel, Jack and Aubrey Moniz, one great-grandson, Vincenzo Moniz and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Leo Moniz.

Due to current restrictions on public gatherings, his funeral services will be private. Contributions in his honor may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 161 N. Clark St., Suite 3550, Chicago, IL 60601.

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sharon johnston

January 10, 2021

To his family, so sorry to hear of the loss, sorry when I was at church I heard his name and was sadden to hear this news. He was a great man and will be missed by many. may he rest in peace and may his memory live on in your hearts and minds forever

Alice Velozo

January 1, 2021

I am so very sad seeing this. Theresa, and family, my husband and I are so very sorry for your loss. He, and his wife are two of the best people we have ever met. Our hearts and prayers go out to you all!

Thomas Mello

December 23, 2020

Steve , Tina and the Moniz family please accept my sincere condolences for Donald, he was a great happy induvial; I had some fun times with him when he volunteered at the police department. He will be greatly missed.
Sincerely,
Tom Mello

Stephen Moniz

December 22, 2020

Steve, Dave, and Family,

Just sending along my sincerest condolences on the passing of your Father. I must say this totally caught me by surprise. As you know he touched many people's lives, mine included. I knew him before his time as V.I.P. at the SPD. He was the consumate professional in all his contacts while volunteering his time at the SPD.

In fact he always took the lead on many tasks that needed to be accomplished. He made my life so much easier by his presence there. He will be sorely missed.

My thoughts, and prayers 🙏 are with you and the entire family. May he now rest in eternal peace 🕊️.

Steve Moniz

Steve Moniz

December 22, 2020

Ryan Sylvia

December 21, 2020

Theresa, Steven & David,

Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your father and husband. To the rest of family, he was "Uncle Donald" :) A friend that we could count on for laughs and to reflect on memories with. We will always remember Uncle Donald for the passion and energy that only he could bring. Whether seeing him at work, weddings or Christmas parties, Uncle Donald was a guy you wanted to be around and hang out with...there was no substitute. He left an indelible mark on all that knew him, so his memory will never be forgotten.

Per your request, we (Gail, Kristen, Ryan & Jonathan) just donated $250 to the MDA.org website in Donald's memory. We encourage others to do so and feel humbled to contribute in his name. Regrettably we will not be seeing you this week, but do look forward to reaching out independently to reconnect and find other times next year to see everyone. We love you guys, are thinking of you guys, and will be praying for God's presence to be felt with all of you, through this process and beyond.

Best,
Ryan

Gail Ward

December 21, 2020

Dear Aunt Theresa ,Steve and David ; Although we don’t get to see each other that often I would like to send my heart felt sympathy to you all. Growing up I have many fond memories of Uncle Donald. He was not only a funny person , but he became my sister Nancy and my dance instructor every Saturday morning watching American Bandstand , jitterbugging and doing the cha-cha-cha! Many years have gone by since then , but I will always love him dearly . Rest In Peace my dear uncle. My love to you all , Niece Gail

Bob Cunha

December 21, 2020

Dave and Steve, your Dad was someone special he always had a smile on his face and a few jokes as well. Your Dad was all part of our lives in the 80’s. I will always remember him and his laugh. God bless to all of your family

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