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Denise H. Monaghan, age 82, of Penn Yan, NY passed away on Friday, August 14th, 2020 at the Homestead Nursing Home in Penn Yan. Denise was born on March 26th, 1938 in Rochester, NY, the daughter of the late, George H. and Dolores Spears Harold. Denise graduated from Nazareth Academy in Rochester, NY and studied Arts and Psychology in Education at Keuka College. She was a communicant of St. Michael's Church in Penn Yan, a member of the Catholic Daughters and the League of Women Voters, and volunteered for Habitat for Humanity. Denise was an artist with a passion for painting and crafts. She was a staunch advocate of individualism and environmental conservation. She was known for her wry humor and reclusive lifestyle. She is survived by her daughter, Shawn (Jeff) Auer of NC; sons, 'Rusty' William (Deanna) Monaghan, Jr. of Waterloo and Kevin Monaghan of Rochester; her former spouse, 'Bill' William Monaghan, Sr. of Seneca Falls; granddaughters, Shannon Auer and Siobhan (Nic) Heavener; great granddaughters, Teagan and Wren; and her brother, Michael Harold of Greece, NY. A graveside service will be held on Friday, August 21st, 2020 at 1 pm at St. Michael's Cemetery in Penn Yan, NY. Friends and family may share memories of Denise with her family and friends at townsendwoodzinger.com
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Friday
21
August

Graveside Service

1:00 pm
Friday, August 21, 2020
St. Michael's Cemetery
Rte 54A
Penn Yan, New York, United States