Mona Keenan Deighan Volante
LEWES, DEL. — Mona Keenan Deighan Volante, 89, of Lewes, DE, formerly of Easton, MD, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, Januar y 2, 2019 at her home.
Mona was born in Montreal, Canada, on August 6, 1929, daughter of the late Thomas Philip Keenan and the late Catherine Susan (Collins) Keenan.
She began her undergraduate studies at McGill University, Canada and Fordham University in New York, and completed her Bachelor’s Degree from Salisbury State and also obtained her Masters in Social Work from the University of Mar yland.
Mona had a variety of professions from serving as a manager for Air Canada to working for Avon as a District Sales manager to becoming a Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical, where she had her own successful private practice.
Mona was a vivacious, loving and giving woman that enjoyed volunteering and helped to bring comfort to those that were hurting.
She served as Eucharistic Minister and ran the Good Grief Group at St. Edmond’s Catholic Church in Rehoboth Beach for several years that touched many lives. She also taught several different classes for the Academy for Lifelong Learning, including grief courses and was a member of Teams of Our Lady and the Travelers Writing Club.
Her life was very full and was always grateful for all she was given. She enjoyed giving to local and national charities. Mona was a very talented skier and horseback rider and had the oppor tunity to travel the world. She also loved to talk politics and any current events. Mona will be remembered for her love of God, family and her giving spirit. She was very blessed.
Mona was preceded in death by her first husband, George Eugene Deighan who passed in 1981, and her 2nd husband William Volante who passed in 2005. She was also preceded in death by her loving brothers and sister: Tommy, Kathleen, Eddie, Fred and Pat.
She is survived by nine children: Judy Faulkner (Jim); Bob Deighan (Debbie); Doreen Patrick (Stan); Susanne Horseman (Larry); Karen Ervin (Rick); Kevin Deighan (Terry); Richard Deighan (Lori); Mary McKenna (Mike); Cathy Deighan; 20 grandchildren and 20 great great grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:30 p.m. with a visitation starting at 12:30 on Saturday, February 2 at St. Edmond Catholic Church, 409 King Charles Ave., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. Interment will be held at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in Mona’s name to: American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123; 800-2272345 or online www.cancer.org and/or Vitas Healthcare (Hospice), 255 East 5th Street, Suite 1200, Cincinnati, OH 45202; 888-232-6111 or online www.vitascommunityconnections.org
Online condolences may be sent by visiting: www.melsonfuneralservices.com.
MONA KEENAN DEIGHAN VOLANTE