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628 Main Street
Bennington, VT 05201
Phone: (802) 442-2516
Fax: 802-442-4952
Kathleen Monroe

Kathleen A. Monroe (Doyle)

Thursday, June 29th, 1939 - Wednesday, January 9th, 2019
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Kathleen “Kay” (Doyle) Monroe, 79, a resident of Route 67 in Walloomsac, New York died Wednesday January 9, 2019 at Saint Peter’s Hospital in Albany, New York following a long illness.

She was born in Bennington, VT on June 29, 1939. She was the daughter of the late Edward J. and Margaret (Clark) Doyle. Kay received her education in Bennington and was a 1957 graduate of Bennington High School.

She married Lewis “Sonny” Monroe Jr. on May 11, 1968 at Saint Francis de Sales Church in Bennington.

In earlier years Kay was employed at the Bennington Banner. After marrying Sonny, she worked in the family business “Sonny’s Motors” in Walloomsac, New York.

She loved her iPhone and playing video games. Kay loved her customers and became very close friends with many. Her greatest joy was spending time with Sonny, Terri and Mike. She was an amazing wife, mother and friend, and will be missed immensely.

Survivors include her husband Lewis “Sonny” Monroe Jr. of Walloomsac, NY; a daughter Teresa Burdick and her husband Michael. She is also survived by her nieces, Alice Potter, Laurie Stumpek and Michelle Carmona; dear friend and employee of 29 years, Lenny Chaplin and several cousins.

Kay was predeceased by her brothers Joseph R. Doyle of Pittsfield and Edward P. Doyle of Bennington.

Friends may call at the Mahar and Son Funeral Home in Bennington on Tuesday January 15, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

The funeral will be held from Sacred Heart Saint Francis de Sales Church in Bennington on Wednesday January 16, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.

The burial will follow in the family lot at Park Lawn Cemetery in Bennington.
If friends desire contributions in memory of Kathleen “Kay” Monroe may be made to the Immaculate Conception Church in Hoosick Falls through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home 628 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201. Guest book condolences may be made at
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    E. P. Mahar and Son Funeral Home
    628 Main Street
    Bennington, Vermont 05201
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  • Funeral

    Sacred Heart Saint Francis de Sales Church
    238 W. Main Street
    Bennington, Vermont 05201
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    Father Tom Zelker
  • Interment

    Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 |
    Wednesday, January 16th, 2019
    Park Lawn Cemetery
    South Street
    Bennington, Vermont 05201
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Michael and Darlene Bradley

Posted at 02:59pm
Will be missed by all ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Tyler Resch

Posted at 09:27pm
I only knew Kay when she worked at the Banner when I was the editor. She was great to work with -- smart, quick, efficient. So sorry to learn of her death. Tyler Resch


Posted at 08:04am
My condolences to the family. Please be comforted by the Bibles promise of the resurrection. John 5:28,29, Acts 24:15.

Al and Lee Ann Wooddell

Posted at 09:37am
Sonny and Family, I am so sorry to read this about Kay. She was a such a wonderful woman and I enjoyed our visits in the past. May she now rest in peace. May all your memories help comfort you through difficult days ahead.

Amy (Hunt) & Steve Surdam

Posted at 01:17pm
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you Uncle Sonny and Terri. May you find peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

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