Kathleen M. Monahan
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Sun City, Florida - Kathleen (Kay) M. Monahan, longtime resident of Florida, passed away peacefully Saturday, November 9, at the Lifepath Hospice House of Sun City, Florida. Born August 15, 1930, in Lawrence, Massachusetts, to the late Catherine and Harold Helfrich, Kay graduated from St. Mary's High School in Lawrence and enjoyed her life in the Merrimack Valley Area with her family and friends. Always up for a good joke, laugh or song, Kay enjoyed bowling, playing cards, the Boston Red Sox and her beloved Salisbury Beach where she spent her childhood summers and later as a full-time resident. She retired from ATT/Bell Labs after 35 years of service in 1992, and moved to Florida to be closer to her son and family. In 2004 she moved to the WCI retirement community of Kings Point where she enjoyed many activities and groups, including the Ancient order of the Hibernians, New England Club, Pioneer Club and her newfound friends that shared her passion for lively conversation on a variety of topics including politics and Boston Sports, a good Irish joke and of course a few bars of her favorite Irish Ballad. Kay was a member of the Prince of Peace Church where she also volunteered as an "office angel," Eucharistic minister and at many holiday events. Kay is survived by her loving son Ray Monahan of Florida; and many cousins, nieces and nephews in New England and throughout the United States. She is preceded in death by her brother Harold Helfrich of N. Andover, Mass.; Bernard Helfrich of Trumbull, Conn.; and sisters Denise Sweeney and Louise Carney, both of Methuen, Mass.
A celebration of life is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the Sun City Funeral Home on 1851 Rickenbacker Drive, Sun City Center, FL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 702 Valley Forge Blvd, Sun City Center, FL 33573, in honor of Kathleen Monahan.
Published on November 18, 2019


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Diana Connell
Nov 18, 2019
Oh, so sad. Kay was a very good friend of mine,we worked together at AT&T, and had a lot of fun together, always kept in touch. My sincerest heartfelt sympathy to family at this sad time.
Lisa Bell
Nov 18, 2019
Thanks Kay for all the laughter and memories. Ray and family, i am so sorry for your your loss. Love to all. She was one in a million. Love to all