In Loving Memory of Regina (Gina) Van Wie Monahan

Regina (Gina) Van Wie Monahan

Regina (Gina) Van Wie Monahan

Clarks Summit, PA September 22, 1967 ~ April 3, 2019 Date of Service: April 8, 2019

 After a valiant struggle with cancer, Regina (Gina) Van Wie Monahan peacefully passed away on Wednesday morning at the Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore, while surrounded by family and friends.  Gina was a resident of Clarks Summit.  She battled cancer with the same intense determination and effort that she displayed throughout her life.

 

Born in Scranton on September 22, 1967, Gina was the daughter of Regina Walsh Van Wie of Scranton, her caretaker and constant companion throughout her illness, and Joseph Van Wie, Dunmore.  

 

She is survived by her loving husband John Monahan.  In addition to her husband, Gina is survived by her brothers John and wife Janel, Plymouth Meeting, Joseph, Scranton, Patrick, Scranton; sisters Kathleen Simrell and husband James of Clarks Summit, Meghan of Provo, Utah, and Carolann and her husband Connor Holdaway of Colorado Springs, Colorado, nieces and nephews, along with many cousins and her best friend Gemma Rosato.

 

Gina was a graduate of West Scranton High School where she was voted best dressed and Lackawanna College. She also attended Marywood University.  After completing her academic studies, Gina started a long successful career in retail management holding supervisory positions with Estee Lauder, Market Day, as well as Bombay and Co.  Although her job duties required her to travel extensively, she made the most of that opportunity by making friends from coast to coast and developing a reputation as a tireless worker.

 

When she tired of being far away from family and friends, Gina returned home and held managerial positions with Talbots and Bath and Body Works.  Prior to her illness she was most recently employed by the Lackawanna County Single Tax Office.

 

She loved to travel, work in her garden, and tend to her beloved pets including her dog, Bailey. Her organizational and creative abilities were beyond comparison.  She was a woman of substance who had impeccable taste and style and was a great mentor and friend to her younger family members.  Gina enjoyed supervising family gatherings, vacations, and trips to New York City with her sisters, cousins and nieces. She was always the life of the party, cha cha cha.

 

Gina was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents Joseph and Annarose Van Wie; maternal grandparents Neddo and Kaddy Walsh; aunt Mary Lil Walsh and uncle John Van Wie. 

 

Special thanks to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, their dedicated staff, and Dr. Darlene Dunay for their compassion and care. 

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday at 10AM in St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, Penn Avenue, Scranton.  People are asked to go directly to the church. 

Family and friends may call on Sunday from 2PM to 5PM at the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc. 318 East Drinker Street, Dunmore.

 

Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of the Sacred Heart 100 William Street, Dunmore, 18512; or St. Joseph’s Center, 2010 Adams Avenue, Scranton, 18509.

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Jeffrey Kester
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Re: In Loving Memory of Regina (Gina) Van Wie Monahan
Reply #18 on : Wed April 10, 2019, 09:49:30
Jon we are sorry to hear this sad news. You and your family is in our prayers. Jeff ,Jen , and Troy.
Virginia Rickard
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Re: In Loving Memory of Regina (Gina) Van Wie Monahan
Reply #17 on : Tue April 09, 2019, 11:26:48
I remember Mrs. Monahan from Talbots. She was such a lovely woman.
GGene@ Joanne Giello
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Gina Monahan
Reply #16 on : Sun April 07, 2019, 18:07:53
Dear John and Van Wie we are sorry for your loss may she rest in peace
Sheila and John Whitaker
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Re: In Loving Memory of Regina (Gina) Van Wie Monahan
Reply #15 on : Sun April 07, 2019, 14:10:56
My deepest sympathies to the Monahan and Van Wie families
The loss of Gina is heartbreaking to anyone who knew her. Gina had a love for life like no other- bringing love and joy to anyone who knew her. We are grateful she was in our lives. the world will not be the same without her.

Love
Sheila and John
Kathy Doucet
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Re: In Loving Memory of Regina (Gina) Van Wie Monahan
Reply #14 on : Sun April 07, 2019, 13:37:07
To the friends and family of Gina,
Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss.
I met Gina through our mutual forever friend Gemma Rosato and I know first hand that she was an exceptional human being, whose quick wit and sunny disposition was contagious and effected all who she came in contact with. May she Rest in Paradise.
Natalie Cawley Kurey
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Re: In Loving Memory of Regina (Gina) Van Wie Monahan
Reply #13 on : Sun April 07, 2019, 13:04:04
Sending my most sincere condolences to both the Van Wie and Monahan families for your tragic loss. May Gina Rest In Peace
Janice Valentinetti
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condolences
Reply #12 on : Sun April 07, 2019, 10:58:00
Words are never enough at a time like this. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Our deepest sympathy to the entire family. God bless!
Maureen Kearney
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Jean and Family
Reply #11 on : Sat April 06, 2019, 21:11:50
Dear Jean and Family,
Very sorry for your loss. May she Rest In Peace.
Angela Scalzo Dempsey
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Condolences
Reply #10 on : Sat April 06, 2019, 19:44:02
Dear Johnny, we were so sad to hear of the passing of your wife, Gina. I’m sorry I could not make the service, I’ll be out of town. You and your family will be in my prayers. God Bless! Love Ang Dempsey
Gayle Sensi
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Re: In Loving Memory of Regina (Gina) Van Wie Monahan
Reply #9 on : Sat April 06, 2019, 04:41:52
I just wanted to send my deepest and heartfelt condolences for your loss of Gina. Although we were not friends, I have been friends with John for decades and we have many many mutual friends. I know what a bright light and beautiful soul she was and how much she was revered by all who met her. Peace and love xo gs
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