Edward T. “Butch” Monahan, Jr., 79, of Carbondale, died Monday January 4th at the Regional Hospital of Scranton. He was preceded in death by his wife, MaryAnn Nemetz Monahan, who died May 31, 2012.
Born in Carbondale, son of the late Edward J. and Beatrice Flannery Monahan, he was a member of Saint Rose of Lima Church, Carbondale. He was a graduate of Saint Rose High School, Carbondale. Prior to retirement, he was employed as a truck driver for Tuzze Trucking, Carbondale. He was a member of the Cottage Hose Company #2, Carbondale and a founding member of the Cottage Hose Ambulance Corps. Earlier in his career, he also served as a fire truck driver for the Carbondale Fire Department. Butch was an avid hunter and fisherman who greatly enjoyed spending time in the outdoors. He was a member of the Rock Ridge Hunting Club.
Surviving are two sons: Martin Monahan and wife Christine, Carbondale; Michael Monahan and wife Karen, Carbondale Twp.; a granddaughter: Emma Monahan; two sisters: Beatrice Plonski, Carbondale; Mary McAndrew, Wilmington, DE; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers-in-law: Joseph Plonski and Frank McAndrew.
The funeral will be Friday, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am in St. Rose of Lima Church, Carbondale. Entombment will follow in Our Mother of Sorrows Mausoleum, Finch Hill. Due to COVID-19, there will be no public calling hours. Arrangements by the Brennan & Brennan Funeral Home, Inc., 55 Lincoln Avenue, Carbondale.
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