Patricia Sexton McMonagle
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Patricia (Pat) Sexton McMonagle died on July 19, 2021, at New London, NH, after a long fight against the effects of Parkinson's Disease and Lewy Body Dementia.
Pat was born on September 15, 1944 in Springfield, MA to John F. and Margaret Millane Sexton. She grew up in Winchester, MA and attended public schools there. She earned a Bachelors Degree from Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, and a Masters in Business Administration from Wright State University, Fairborn, Ohio. In August, 1966, she married Charles McMonagle
Pat had a long career in higher education including instruction, administration and fundraising which included time at Miami University, Oxford, OH; Mt St Joseph's College, Cincinnati, OH; Western New England College, Springfield, MA; Our Lady of the Elms College, Chicopee, MA; Bay Path University, Longmeadow, MA and Dartmouth- Hitchcock Medical School and Hospital, Lebanon, NH. While at Our Lady of the Elms she created and put into operation a Weekend College Program.
Her interests included tennis, reading, bridge, travel, skiing, shopping, dogs, family ties, maintaining old friendships, music and Diet Coke. Pat had been coming to Lake Sunapee since she was a girl and that led to her and her husband's move to New London as a retirement home in 2001.
Pat is survived by her husband of nearly 55 years, Charles E. McMonagle, New London, NH; a daughter, Katherine E.M. ( Mrs. Kevin) Cardinal and grandsons, Rogan P. Cardinal and Kelan T. Cardinal, Lynnfield, MA; a son, Patrick C. McMonagle, New London, NH; a brother, Ralph E. (Valerie) Sexton, Sudbury, MA; sisters, Jane (Mrs. Charles) Hemmingsen, Hollis, NH, and Margaret (Mrs. Tobin) Harvey, Duxbury, MA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
There will be calling hours at Chadwick Funeral Service, 235 Main St., New London, NH, between 4:00pm and 7:00pm on Sunday, August 1, 2021and a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Fatima Church at 11:00am on Monday, August 2, 2021.
If desired, contributions in Pat's memory can be made to Wellesley College (Wellesley.edu), 106 Central St, Wellesley, MA, 02481 or Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield (ssjspringfield.org), 577 Carew St, Springfield, MA, 01104.
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