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“So sorry for your lost ”
1 of 14 | Posted by: Fern Melanson Duval - FL

“Our sincere condolences to the Monaghan family for the loss of your dear love one. Our prayers are as yours, that God provides his care and comfort...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Your neighbor.. - MA

“I am sorry for the loss of your loved one. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Remember that praying to God for endurance will help the...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Jean, Julie, Sean and family--please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your dear Tom. He fought a brave battle with cancer, and we...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Sheila Callahan - Boston, MA

“Julie,Jean and the entire Monahan family,Sorry for losing Tom. Though I only met him on a couple occasions, he was always a gentleman. God bless his...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Tim Kelly - J72syMarlborough, MA

“I am so very sorry for your loss. I am sending strength and love to help you get through this sad time. ”
6 of 14 | Posted by: Elliy Hammerel

“Dear Jean,Julie,Sean,Sadie and Nora,I will miss my old friend. I first met Tom when I was about 13or 14 years of age while working at a pizza joint....Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Ray Auld - Waltham, MA - Friend

“Dear Jean, Sean, Julie, Sadie, & of course Nora, So sorry for the loss of one of the very best guys I've ever known, and an amazing husband, father,...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: James Auld - Waltham, MA

“Dear Jean and family,sorry to hear of Toms passing but he's now at peace with his God.We had many a good time at the BPOE and who can forget the...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Peter McGann - Friend

“Dear Jean and FamilyVery Sorry for your Loss. May he rest in Peace, He is your special AngelGod Bless!Barbara Mullaney ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Barbara Mullaney - Newton, DE

“joseph and rita leblanc and family want to offer our condolences to jean and family and will remember tom in our prayers ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: joseph leblanc sunoco - waltham, MA

“Dear Jean, Sean , Julie and FamilyMy heart is heavy upon hearing the news of Tom's passing. He was a special friend. Remember... He's not gone, just...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Linda Auld Auld - Salem, MA

“Jean-- I am so sorry to learn of The Chief's passing he was a great guy and I have wonderful memories of caring for him. The first being getting him...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: ann purcell

“Dear Jean & family,My sincere deepest condolences on Tom's passing. I hope that he rest comfortably in the loving arms of Our Heavenly Father! I am...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Yvette Abbott - Waltham, MA


Waltham – Mr. Thomas E. Monaghan, of Waltham, died Friday, June 14, 2019 at Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln after a courageous 20 year battle with cancer. He was 77.

Tom was born in Waltham on November 25, 1941, a son of the late John and Agnes (Tully) Monaghan, and was a lifelong resident.

Tom was employed by the Raytheon Company for 41 years and served as a lieutenant for their security operations at their global headquarters in Waltham. Tom also served as a constable for the City of Waltham for several years.

Tom was an avid Boston sports fan and was a long time season ticket holder to Boston College football. Tom enjoyed spending time with his family, friends and neighbors. He had quick wit and took great pleasure in entertaining people. Tom was able to keep his sense of humor while dealing with the challenges of his lengthy illness. He loved to crack jokes with the staff at Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital.

He was a life member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Lodge No. 953, in Waltham.

He is survived by his wife of fifty-two years, Jean (Murphy) Monaghan, his children, Julie A. Monaghan of Waltham and Sean T. Monaghan and his wife Sadie of Jackson Hole, Wyoming; proud Papa to Nora Jayne Monaghan of Jackson Hole; his sister, Helen Puglisi of Bulls Head, Arizona; his sister-in-law, Norma (Leblanc) Monaghan of Waltham; his brother-in-law, Bernard G. Murphy of Wellesley and many nieces, nephews, cousins and very dear friends.

Tom was predeceased by his brothers John Monaghan and James Monaghan and his in-laws, Bernard P. and Mary (Cormier) Murphy.

Family and friends will honor and remember Tom's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Monday, June 24th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. on Tuesday morning, June 25th before leaving in procession to Saint Mary's Church, 133 School Street, Waltham where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Entombment will follow in Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum, Waltham.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in memory of Tom to support cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.