Mary E. Monica, 84, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY —  Mary Elizabeth Monica, 84, Watertown, passed away peacefully on Feb. 24, 2022, at Samaritan Medical Center surrounded by family.

There are no public services planned at this time. Burial will take place privately at the convenience of her family.

Mary was born June 9, 1937, in Lowville, the daughter of Maurice and Caroline (LaFlair) LaVancha.

She married Carl Monica on Oct. 15, 1966.

Mary loved to craft, gossip, and cook for those she loved. She could often be found reading romance novels, doing crossword puzzles, or playing games on her computer. Above all else, Mary loved her children and grandchildren.

Mary is survived by her children, Patrick Monica of Watertown, Michael and Kimberly Monica of Grass Lake, Michigan, Linda and Andrew Mahan of Watertown; a brother, Gary (Denise) LaVancha of Lowville; and a sister, Catherine (Karl) Kohnert of Glenfield; seven grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband, Carl, Mary was predeceased by several brother and sisters.

Arrangements are with Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Inc.