Arthur A. Monahan, 96, of Englewood, Florida, died Thursday (August 6) after a brief illness.
Mr. Monahan was the loving husband of Mary "Molly" T. (Mullan) Monahan, who died in 2012 and the couple were the ever-caring and loving parents of eight children.
He was born June 21, 1924 in Rumford, R.I. the son of the late Ambrose and Catherine T. (Lynch) Monahan and lived in Rumford for most of his life before retiring to Englewood. The couple were communicants of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Grove City, Fl, and formerly of St. Margaret's Parish in Rumford.
Mr. Monahan had a brother, the late John E. Monahan and a sister, the late Helen M. McAuley.
He leaves four daughters: Margaret Chickering of Manchester, NH; Kathleen Fitzpatrick of Virginia Beach, Va., Mary Bouchard of Greenville, RI; Patricia Lannon of Cranston, RI; four sons: William F. Monahan of Exeter, RI; John J. Monahan of Englewood Fl; James P. Monahan of Concord, NH; Joseph M. Monahan of North Bend, OR; Eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
He served as a member of the Navy Armed Guard during World War II in both Europe and the Pacific and he also served during the Korean War.
A radioman during the war Mr. Monahan later worked as a broadcast engineer and for many years was a safety inspector for Undewriters Laboratories. During retirement the couple enjoyed many travel vacations and visiting their children and their families, while also hosting many family reunions at their home in Englewood.
Memorial services will be held at a later date. The family recommends donations in Arthur's name be made to Englewood Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 782, Englewood FL 34295.
Englewood Community Funeral Home with Private Crematory has been selected to handle arrangements. You may share a memory at www.englewoodfh.com