Eugene Philip McMonigle

12 years ago

American Flag ColorHOULTON – Eugene Philip McMonigle, age 84, died at a local hospital on Wednesday, April 4, 2012, after a courageous battle with a lengthy illness. He was born July 5, 1927, in the town of Houlton, to the late Frank and Gertrude (Garrity) McMonigle.PT Eugene McMonigle OB

    He attended St. Mary’s Grammar School in Houlton and graduated from Houlton High School in 1945.

 

    Eugene served in the U.S. Army during WW II in the 8th Infantry Regiment 4th Infantry Division and received the Army of Occupation Medal (Germany). He attained the rank of Pvt-2 and received an Honorable Discharge on July 24, 1956.

    He resided in Houlton, throughout his lifetime. He was a part-time grocery clerk at the A&P grocery store in Houlton, and also worked for Birdseye Division in Caribou, and Fitz’s Bottling in Houlton. Eugene worked seasonally for the Potato Harvest as a potato picker as well as on his family farm. He traveled to Boston, MA, and Connecticut, to look for work but eventually returned to Houlton.

    Eugene was a devout parishioner of St. Mary’s of the Visitation Church.

    Eugene loved all New England Sports teams but was most loyal to watching and listening to the Boston Red Sox. He enjoyed his family, watching sports on TV, reading the daily newspaper, potato, berry and fiddlehead picking, gardening, word find puzzles, and taking long walks on his family farm.

    He is survived by one sister, Margaret Ochmanski of Miami, FL; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Mildred, Alice, Anna and Mary; and three brothers, Louis, James and Francis.

    Friends called at the Dunn Funeral Home, 11 Park St., Houlton, Monday, April 9, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Mary of the Visitation Church, 112 Military St., Houlton, on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at 10 a.m. Interment will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery at a later date. Gifts may be made in Eugene’s memory to the Saint Mary’s Church, c/o Dunn Funeral Home, 11 Park St., Houlton, ME 04730. Guest book and online condolences at www.dunnfuneral.com.