Dolores Ann (Hirsch) Monnat

Born: Sun., Aug. 27, 1933
Died: Sat., Mar. 3, 2018


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Mon., Mar. 05, 2018
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Mar. 05, 2018
Location: Croghan

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Tue., Mar. 06, 2018
Location: St. Stephen's Catholic Church

Graveside Committal Service

1:15 PM Fri., May 11, 2018
Location: St. Stephen's Cemetery

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CROGHAN, NY ~ Dolores “Laurie” Ann Monnat, 84, of Convent St., Croghan, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, in the comfort of the Hospice Room at Lewis County General Hospital in Lowville.

Born on August 27, 1933, in the Town of New Bremen, NY, she was a daughter of Eugene and Margaret (LaBombard) Hirsch. She received her education at Fr. Leo Memorial School in Croghan, from where she graduated with the class of 1951, and then attended the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Watertown from where she graduated in 1954 with an RN degree.  Following nursing school, Laurie became a Registered Nurse at Lewis County General Hospital in Lowville until 1957.

She married Gilbert J. Monnat on June 2, 1956 in St. Stephen’s Church in Croghan.

In 1978, she began work as a Family Service Worker for Lewis County Headstart until 1980, when she became a Caseworker for the Lewis County Department of Social Services, from where she worked until retiring in 1995.

Laurie was a lifelong communicant of St. Stephen’s Church, Croghan, and was a volunteer at Croghan Free Library for many years.

She will be remembered always as the loving wife and mother she was to her large family, and as the wonderful friend she was to so many throughout the community.  Throughout the years, she enjoyed knitting, was an avid reader, and particularly enjoyed any time spent with her grandchildren. 

Surviving are her loving husband, Gilbert, of almost 62 years; her six children, William E. Monnat, Stephen G. (Jane) Monnat, Peter J. (Melody) Monnat, Gilbert J.(Gretchen) Monnat II, Susan E. (Brad) Gydesen, and Nancy C. (Rod) Widrick, all of Croghan; 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren; a brother, David (Emily) Hirsch, of Adams Center, her sister, Cheryl E. Steiner, of Clinton, sister-in-law, Conne Hirsch of Lowville and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her son, Anthony J. “Tony” Monnat, who died in March, 1977 and a brother John Hirsch.

Laurie’s Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 11:00 am. at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, Croghan, with the Rev. Donald J. Manfred, Pastor, officiating.

Calling hours will be held on Monday, March 5, 2018, from 2:00 pm till 4:00 pm and 6:00pm till 8:00 pm at the Scanlon Funeral Home, Croghan.

A Graveside Committal Service for Laurie will be held on Friday, May 11, 2018, at 1:15 p.m. in St. Stephen's Cemetery, Croghan, with the Rev. Donald J. Manfred, Pastor of St. Stephen's Church, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Stephen’s Church Restoration Fund, Croghan, or to the Croghan Volunteer Fire Department.

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linda walseman
   Posted Sat March 03, 2018
gil and family with my deepest sympathy

Randy and Ellen Lyndaker
   Posted Sat March 03, 2018
So sorry to hear about Dolores,your all such a great giving family to the community.

Christina (Briot) Flandera
   Posted Sat March 03, 2018
Prayers and sympathy are extended to the family. Memories of your mother will be with you always and held deep in your heart. And those memories are so dear and precious. Your mother was a beautiful, blessed person.

janet and raymond
   Posted Sat March 03, 2018
gill and family may god comfort you all durning this time and may she now rest in peace

Jan Zehr
   Posted Sat March 03, 2018
She was a special lady, always friendly and always had a smile for everyone. My thoughts and prayers are with the Monnat family.

Valerie Lehman mohran
   Posted Sat March 03, 2018
The cafeteria staff at LCGH.....Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you

Donna And Jack Santamour
   Posted Sat March 03, 2018
Gil and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. Laurie was the nicest lady. We were glad to be neighbors for a time and to know all of you. We have been and will continue to pray for all of you. Love Jack and Donna Santamour

Chad and Michelle LaPlatney
   Posted Sat March 03, 2018
Our deepest sympathy

Carroll & Ginny Owens
   Posted Sun March 04, 2018
Gil and family,

Our sincere condolences to you all. Laurie was a true sweet Christian and will be missed by so many.
We hope your wonderful memories of her will give you strength and peace.

raymond and janet moser
   Posted Sun March 04, 2018
gil and family may she rest in peace now and may god comfort you all

Ed and Edith Zehr
   Posted Sun March 04, 2018
Such a bitter sweet time. I (Edith) loved Laurie so much. We had great times working at Social Services. Laurie was a very empathetic person, always concerned about others. She was very proud of her family and justifiably so. You are a wonderful family. God bless.

Fay Schneider
   Posted Sun March 04, 2018
Prayers for the family,she will be missed,

Cindy Monnat Williams
   Posted Sun March 04, 2018
So sorry for your loss and will be praying for the family. She is watching and still loving you all.

Tim and Lenna Schack
   Posted Sun March 04, 2018
Our heartfelt sympathy and prayers to the Monnat family. May she rest in peace, surrounded by the everlasting love of God. She is now reunited with Tony and experiencing joy beyond our comprehension!

Rick and Terri Hoch
   Posted Sun March 04, 2018
To each one of the Monnets

Rick and I are holding you in our prayers as you face the days ahead. Laurie touched many peoples lives and was truly a wonderful Christian lady that will be remembered by many. Her big heart, contagious smile and positive attitude is truly an example to all. Grieving with you as you say goodbye.

Gerry and Janet Brouty
   Posted Sun March 04, 2018
Gil and All The Monnat Family....Laurie was a beautiful lady...She and Gil rasised a wonderful family that she was so proud of...God Bless All Of You...So Sorry For Your Loss..

Jim & Karen (Widrick) Villiere
   Posted Sun March 04, 2018
Our condolences to the Monnat family.

Rosemary Campany
   Posted Sun March 04, 2018
Gil, Nancy, Steve and entire family, my sincere sympathy to all. May God bless and be with all of at this time.

Robert and Lillian Steria
   Posted Sun March 04, 2018
Gil and family- sorry for your loss- God will get you thru -

Sharon Kelly
   Posted Sun March 04, 2018
I am so sorry to hear about Laurie.My prayers go out to the whole Monnat family.

Beth Steria
   Posted Mon March 05, 2018


Dear Laurie, You were one of the best friends I ever had. I am so thankful for you. Much love, Beth Steria

Mike Burkhard
   Posted Mon March 05, 2018
Our prayers go out to Mrs. Monnat in heaven and the family. Another passing of the greatest generation of Croghan.

Paul and Mary Ellen Platz
   Posted Mon March 05, 2018
Our sympathy to the entire Monnat family. Your mother ( and father) were so welcoming to us when we moved to Croghan years ago. She treated people like they were part of her extended family. May all of your wonderful memories of her give you comfort. You are in our prayers.

Francis Grimmer & Frances Hemstreet(Pastor Fran)
   Posted Mon March 05, 2018
We will keep your family in prayer through this time of grief. She had a wonderful life and is now resting in the hands of our Lord Jesus ... :)

David & Mary Zehr
   Posted Mon March 05, 2018
Sending our prayers and love

   Posted Mon March 05, 2018
we are sorry for lost. she was a very sweet lady with a big heart,

   Posted Mon March 05, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sonny and Betty Bush and family.

Darcy Noftsier-Pritchard
   Posted Mon March 05, 2018
May God comfort you through this difficult time. You all have my deepest sympathy.

nancy utsler
   Posted Tue March 06, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with you all....

Larry,Patty LaFlesh
   Posted Tue March 06, 2018
Gil and family so very sorry to hear that Laurie (mom) has passed. she is a very special person.God will take care of her,until you all meet again

Randy & Janice LaChausse
   Posted Tue March 06, 2018
Gil and Family, so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts at this difficult time. Sincere condolences.

Glendon & Maribel Widrick
   Posted Tue March 06, 2018
Gil & family,
Gil - I am so sorry for passing of Laurie. I can't imagine losing your mate of 62 years. I know what a special union you both had and what a place she held in your heart that no human can replace. God Bless You as you endure through all of this.
The rest of the family - you most certainly are a special family. My condolences go out to each of you (and the extended family as well). Your mom and dad parented a family which exemplifies what we like to hope Lewis County stands for: love for family, church, community, and Jesus. It is because of families like yours that we live in, enjoy, and have the community that we do. God Bless each of you.

Kathleen N Fitzgerald
   Posted Tue March 06, 2018
I'm sorry to learn of your loss of someone so are in my thoughts.

Duane & Allison Golden
   Posted Tue March 06, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Duane and Allison Golden

Nancy Golden Stewart
   Posted Tue March 06, 2018
To The Monnat Family:
We are deeply sorry about the loss of Laurie. She was a wonderful friend to mom and dad. She will surely be missed. Love to all during this difficult time.
Nancy Golden Stewart and Tanner Stewart

Patti & Eric Clemons
   Posted Tue March 06, 2018
Sending sympathies to the family - know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Norm & Diane Trembley
   Posted Tue March 06, 2018
Steve, Jane and family,

My deepest sympathy for your loss. Our prayer: May God bless all of you as you find loving comfort and solace in your many fond memories. May your mom find eternal rest and peace in the heavenly presence of our Lord God Jesus Christ, all the Saints, and all our loved ones who have passed before us, Amen.

Norm and Diane

Randy and Alicia Demo
   Posted Tue March 06, 2018
our deepest sympathy to the Monnat family, may you all find comfort.

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