Memorial Services to celebrate Bob's life will be held Saturday, June 12th at Fay Brothers Life Celebration Home, 1 West Boylston Street, West Boylston.
Visiting Hours are from 9:00am until 11:00am immediately followed by a Memorial Service at 11:00am. Interment with Military Honors will follow at Mt. Vernon Cemetery.
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WEST BOYLSTON-Robert A. Monk Sr. passed away Saturday January 9, 2021 at Dodge Park Rest Home in Worcester after a long struggle with frontotemporal dementia, as well as pneumonia and covid-19.
Originally from Texas, Bob relocated to Massachusetts when he was stationed at Fort Deven's in the Army. After finishing his tour, he stayed in Massachusetts to start a family and remained a long-time resident of West Boylston.
Bob is a graduate of Clark University, and spent many years in the wholesale paper products industry, retiring from Bunzl Corporation in the 1980s. Afterwards, he spent his time volunteering for the town of West Boylston, and high school athletics, as well as coaching West Boylston High School golf for several years.
Bob leaves behind his wife, Patricia Monk of Worcester, and a son Robert A. Monk Jr. and his wife Carrie of Fitchburg. He also leaves behind eight brothers and sisters, Arthur Monk and his wife Kathy from Spearman, TX, Martha Manasco and her husband Brice from Stinnett. TX, Verna Herndon from Plano, TX, Joe (KV) Monk and his wife Barbera from Gardendale, TX, Paul Monk from Weatherford, TX, Roy Monk and his wife Vanessa from Graham, TX, Rosetta Barrera and her partner Ernie Sandoval from Spearman, TX and Bill Monk from Cibolo, TX and many nephews and nieces..
Bob was an avid fisherman his favorite being his trips to Lake Ontario, and an avid golfer, his favorite being Wachusett Country Club in West Boylston.
A Memorial Service to celebrate Bob's life will be held at a later date when conditions are safer for family and friends to gather. Arrangements are in the care of Fay Brothers Life Celebration Home, 1 West Boylston Street, West Boylston.
Donations can be made to The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration by visiting www.theaftd.org , or Dodge Park Rest Home 101 Randolph Road, Worcester, MA 01609.