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Mr. Thomas J. Monaco, 93, of Beverly, passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at home after a lengthy illness. He was the husband of the late Regina P. (Gaynor) Monaco.

Tom was born March 28, 1923, in Lynn. He was the son of the late Vincenzo and Emily (DiGuiseppi) Monaco. He was a resident of Beverly for many years and previously resided in Salem and Lynn.

He was a WW II United States Army Veteran. He held the rank of Private First Class. He was awarded a Bronze Star as well as a Purple Heart.

After returning from WWII, Tom worked in the Lynn Shoe industry for many years. He also worked for Maynard Plastics in Salem, where he retired from after 30 years.

He is survived by his children, Nancy (Monaco) Turner of Florida, Stephen Monaco and his wife, Cheryl of Peabody, Roland Monaco of So. Hamilton, Thomas Monaco of California, Althea “Dollie” Monaco of Maine, Jason Monaco of Peabody, Dennis Monaco and his wife, Sandra of Peabody and Jerry Monaco and his wife, Marylee of New Hampshire; his sister, Bruna Malamphy; and nephew, Michael Malamphy and his wife of Peabody. He is also survived by his many grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his sister, Rose Carnabucci; his son, Bruce Monaco; and his brother, Bruno Monaco.
Tom’s memorial Mass will be in St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 1 Margin St., Peabody on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at 11 a.m. Interment with Military Honors will be in Beverly Farms Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. For online condolences and register book, please visit www.pikenewhall.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Pike-Newhall Funeral Home, 61 Middle St., Gloucester.
Published on  March 22, 2017
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