Monica E. Thomson, 95
She leaves a sister, Frances T. Kay of Shrewsbury; 12 nieces and nephews, Maryanne Lane and her husband, Earl of Worcester, Nancy Kay of Shrewsbury, John Kay and his wife, Cindy and their children, Kevin and Samantha of North Andover, Jean Jerus of Florida, and Anne Marie Reidy of Worcester; and by her special friends, Evelyn Bradshaw and Shirley Mendolia of Fairfax, Virginia. She was predeceased by six siblings, John, Joseph, Frank, Mary, Anna, and Helen.
Monica was born in Worcester, daughter of the late Joseph and Petronella (Giedra) Tomasunas. She graduated from Grafton High School in1935. She later went to New England Business Institute and graduated from Katherine Gibbs School in Boston in 1940.
After graduation, Monica worked in Worcester as a secretary for several years. In 1955, she moved to Washington, D.C., where she worked in the Fiscal Accounting Department for the U.S. Treasury. While working for the U.S. Government, she continued her education receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in 1965 from George Washington University and her Masters of Social Work from Catholic University in 1968. She then moved to Pennsylvania where she was a social worker for the Chester County Children and Youth Services for 12 years.
Monica was a member of the Worcester County Light Opera, and an active member of the Appalachian Mountain Club. She enjoyed traveling throughout the world and reading.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a prayer service celebrating Monica’s life Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at 10 a.m., in the Britton-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, 648 Main St., Shrewsbury. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery, Shrewsbury.
Memorial donations can be made to the Shrewsbury Public Library, 609 Main St., Shrewsbury, MA 01545.
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