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Ella M. (nee-Shiel) Monahan

May 25, 1940 - January 1, 2018

Analyst for Blue Cross & Blue Shield


Service Date: January 6, 2018

In Lieu of Flowers: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 300 Memphis, TN 38148.

Obituaries » Ella M. (nee-Shiel) Monahan

Dateline: Whippany

Ella M. (nee-Shiel) Monahan passed away on Monday, January 1, 2018 at Morristown Medical Center. She was 77 years old.

Ella was born in East Orange and grew up in Newark. She lived in West Orange for 30 years before moving to Whippany in 1989.

Ella was an Analyst for Blue Cross & Blue Shield in Newark for many years before retiring. Prior to retiring she was the Accountant at the Whippany Public Library.

Ella was predeceased by her husband, John E., who passed away on June 15, 2015.

Survivors include her sons: Patrick J., Michael J. and his wife, Denise & Scott P. and his wife, Michelle; her sister, Patricia Petroff; her 5 grandchildren: Danielle, Zachary, Kaleigh, Brianne and Adam; and her 1 great-grandson, Connor.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Liturgy of Christian Burial to be offered at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Our Lady of Mercy R.C. Chapel. 90 Whippany Road, Whippany. Cremation: Private. Visiting hours will be on Friday from 5:00 – 8:00 pm at the Par-Troy Funeral Home. 95 Parsippany Road, Parsippany. (973) 887 – 3235 or visit In lieu of flowers please make donations in her memory to, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 300 Memphis, TN 38148.