Monday, November 3, 2014

Obit of Patricia A. (Kerrins) Monahan

Patricia A. Monahan, 84, of Piper City, and formerly of Chatsworth, passed away at 11:45 a.m. on
Thursday (Oct. 30, 2014) at the Piper City Rehab and Living Center.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Monday until the 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Saints Peter and
Paul Catholic Church in Chatsworth with the Rev. Richard Brunskill officiating. Interment will follow
at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery near Chatsworth. Funeral arrangements are being handled by
Calvert and Martin Funeral Home in Chatsworth. Memorials may be made to the HOPE fund at the
Citizen's Bank of Chatsworth.
Pat was born Sept. 19, 1930, the daughter of John and Margaret Kerrins, of Chatsworth. They
preceded her in death. She married Leo F. Monahan on Nov. 17, 1973. He preceded her in death on
Aug. 12, 1993.
She was a graduate of Chatsworth Community High School, a lifelong member of the congregation
for Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Chatsworth, and a member of the church's Altar and
Rosary Society.
Surviving are one son, Michael (Valera) Monahan, of Bloomington; one daughter, Lynn (Rodney)
Frechette, of Piper City; grandchildren, Jessica Frechette, of Washington, Bryant Frechette, of
Pontiac, and Kean and Kerri Monahan, of Bloomington; cousins, Mary Ruth Donahue, of Oak Lawn,
Paula Farrell, of Woodridge, Mary Rathbun, of Fairbury, and Jim Trost, of Kankakee.
Although generally content with the rural downstate lifestyle, Pat did enjoy an occasional adventure.
As a teenager, she often visited a like-aged cousin in the Chicago area and the two of them would
sometimes explore the city via mass transit while the parents were at work. On another occasion, Pat
and a friend traveled by train to New York City to visit the Statue of Liberty and other sites just so
they could say they did so.
The family would like to thank the staff of the Piper City Rehabilitation and Living Center for their
sensitive and caring support during Pat's final days. Pat will be missed by her family, acquaintances
and friends, including the breakfast regulars at Ne's Restaurant in Piper City.
We will miss you "Mama!"
Please sign her online guestbook at

See Photo here.

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