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Official Obituary of

Patricia (Cummings) Monahan

April 25, 1942 ~ March 7, 2024 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Patricia Monahan Obituary

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Patricia "Paddy" Monahan on March 7, 2024, at the age of 81. Born and raised in Brooklyn, a daughter of the late James and Katherine Cummings. Her family moved to East Keansburg when Paddy was in her teens. After meeting her future husband, Jack, they moved to Spring Lake and eventually settled in Belford to raise their young family in 1973. Paddy was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was known for her caring and loving personality, always putting others before herself. Paddy had a special bond with each of her 13 grandchildren, who lovingly called her "Bee."

Throughout her life, Paddy worked alongside her husband Jack at building their carpentry business where she was a bookkeeper for 40 years.  She also dedicated her time to helping her sister-in-law at her daycare business, showcasing her nurturing spirit. Paddy found joy in spending time with her family and was happiest when she could lend a helping hand.

Aside from her work, Paddy enjoyed reading a good book, hiking in Monmouth County Parks with her husband, and traveling to Canada and Cape May. She also had a fondness for trips to Costco, where she would stock up on essentials for her family.

Paddy's impact on the lives of those around her was profound. Her loving and caring nature influenced her children and grandchildren, who were honored to care for her in her final years, just as she had cared for them throughout their lives.

Survived by her devoted husband of 50 years, Jack Monahan, Paddy is also remembered by her son,  James Thomas (Dana) Monahan; daughters, Donna (George) Nole, Erin (Paul) Dobry, Kerri Monahan, Bridget Green; brothers, James (Sharon) Cummings, Richard Cummings; sisters, Claire Young, Susan (Ed) Pirylis, Diane Johnson; along with her 13 grandchildren; Jason, Michael, Matthew, Thomas, Nolan (Angela), Jake, Mollie, Stephen, Taylor Rose, Emily, Katie-Anne, Jordan and Anabel
Paddy was predeceased by her son Bobby Monahan; brothers John Patrick Cummings, Michael Cummings and Peter Cummings; sister Regina Ferguson and brother-in-law, Gary Johnson.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude's Childrens Hospital or the Humane Society to honor Paddy's memory.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 17th from 12 - 4 pm at Scott & Kedz Home for Funerals. A Service will conclude the evening and a private cremation will follow.

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March 17, 2024

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Scott & Kedz Home for Funerals
153 Church Street
Belford, NJ 07718

Funeral Service
March 17, 2024

3:30 PM
Scott & Kedz Home for Funerals
153 Church Street
Belford, NJ 07718


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

Associated Humane Society of Monmouth County
2960 Shafto Rd., Neptune NJ 07753
Tel: 1-732-922-0100


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