Obituary of Jean Monahan
Jean Elizabeth Monahan, 80-years-old, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 11, 2018, at her home in Rossmoor Adult Community, Monroe Township, NJ. After her valiant fight with Ovarian Cancer since 2015, her strong will to live, love and prayers of family, friends, and many supporters helped her through the past 2 years. Throughout her own struggle with Cancer, she stayed positive and feisty. A dear friend of the family said it best; heaven gained an angel, a feisty one but still an angel.
Jean was born on December 30, 1937 in Elmira, New York to John and Alice Kisch. Jean was 1 of 4 children, her beautiful sisters – Carol and Bettyann and a loving brother John. After graduating from Highland Park High School and working as a Secretary for Dr. Bernard J. Miller, she went on to work for Chanel perfumes in Piscataway New Jersey for over 20 years.
Known for her ease in frequent conversation with total strangers, everyone walked away knowing a man dear to her heart, "Dr. Miller", more then they may have wanted to. As a young adult, she developed and cherished her childhood friendships continuing this loyalty with her friends at Rita's Restaurant, Dunkin Donuts and Stewarts in South Brunswick. Throughout her life she maintained a sense of humor, joy and love for her immediate family.
Jean Elizabeth raised 6 children and was blessed with 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Mother of 6 Children & Significant Others: Diane Loprete, Clyde William III & Vanessa Dunbar, Dawn Dunbar & Jim Ciccone, Daniel Dunbar & Nicole Breitenstein, Colleen Monahan, Christopher & Holly Monahan.
Grandmother to 7 & Significant Others: Clyde William IV & Lori Dunbar, Samantha & August Ventura, Kaitlin Dunbar, Kyle Dunbar, Jack Monahan, Rowan Dunbar, Beckett Dunbar.
Great-grandchildren: Elizabeth Dunbar, Hayden Dunbar
In laws – Neil Lacomia and Ester Kisch
Other family members: Unfortunately too many beloved cousins, nieces, and nephews, to list.
Visitation information for friends and family of Jean Monahan: There will be a Memorial Service held at M.J. Murphy Funeral Home 616 Ridge Road at New Road Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852 on Friday, January 19, 2018 from 4:30pm to 8:30pm.
For more information please visit their website – www.mjmurphyfuneralhome.com or call: M.J. Murphy Funeral Home at (732) 329-2000.
Jean lived for and loved her children - Memorial donations can be made to: St. Judes Children Hospital in lieu of flowers.
The family is deeply grateful for the outpouring of love, prayers, and support in many heart-felt forms from too many people to name individually. A special thank you to Dr. Daniel Mondrow and staff, who went above and beyond keeping her heart healthy.
616 Ridge Road
Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
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Phone: (732) 329-2000