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Dorothy (Oakill) Monaghan, 91 – Past President of Pottsville Garden Club

Dorothy (Oakill) Monaghan, 91, of Pottsville, passed away Sunday, March 29, 2020 at Providence Place, Pottsville.

Born in Forestville, December 8, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Helen (Lewsock) Oakill.

Dorothy was a 1946 graduate of Cass Township high school and went on to pursue a nursing career after completing her education at Ashland State Hospital. As a registered nurse, she was the head of the Pediatric Department at Good Samaritan Hospital, Pottsville. She had a love for flowers and decor. She was past President of Pottsville Garden Club, former judge at the Philadelphia Flower Show, and a member of South Schuylkill Garden Club. She was also an active member of the Parent Groups at White Haven Center and United Cerebral Palsy.

She was a member of St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, Pottsville and a former member of Saints Peter & Paul Orthodox Church, Minersville.

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In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her late husband, James Anthony Monaghan; daughter, Carey Monaghan; and sister, Marie Olson.

Dorothy is survived by her children, Pam Leymeister wife of Richard, Brian Monaghan husband of Donna, and Shelia Monaghan wife of Argie Tidmore. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Sara Siro wife of Michael, Eric Leymeister, Haley and Zoe Tidmore; two great grandchildren Jackson and James Siro; sister, Patricia Azain, Goleta, CA; and many nieces and nephews.

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be held in Our Lady of Calvary Chapel, Hillside, Pottsville.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to Saint Patrick’s Church, 319 Mahantongo St, Pottsville, PA 17901.

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