Calais – John W. Monaghan, 92, passed away at his home on March 10, 2021. John was born February 12, 1929 in Milltown, New Brunswick to John H. and May (Smith) Monaghan.
Having grown up in Milltown, John eventually moved to Maine where he married Jean M. O’Neill and together, they raised their two daughters. He was a dedicated husband and loving father who always put his family first. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and worked for many years at the Woodland mill. John also spent 26 years as the crossing guard for the students at Calais Elementary School, a position he truly loved.
In addition to his parents, John was predeceased by his wife, Jean Monaghan; his beloved grandson, Jeremiah “JJ” Childs and two sisters, Marilyn Clowater and Carol Jones.
He is survived by his two daughters, Debbie Flood and very special son-in-law Nelson of Calais and Karen Childs and her husband Gregory of Scotchridge, NB; his special grandson, Travis Childs and his wife Kate of St. Stephen, NB and Jordon Flood and his wife, Kelli of Eastport; great grandchildren, Claire, William, Ivory and Tannar; brothers, Charles and Duane Monaghan and sisters, Betty Cotter and her husband Terry and Eileen Ingram.
John will be buried with his wife at Calais Cemetery at a later date. In keeping with his wishes, there will not be a memorial service. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport.