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Robert Emmet Monaghan

Woodcliff Lake – Robert Emmet Monaghan, 90, of Woodcliff Lake, NJ, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 29. Beloved husband of Margaret (Peggy). Devoted father of Helen Cottrell and her husband Dan; Anne Monaghan-Baker and her husband Dan; and Robert A. Monaghan. Loving grandfather of Kasey, Erin and Colin Cottrell.

Born in New York, he attended All Hallows High School from 1946 to 1950. He attended Iona College from 1950-1952 and was drafted into the US Army with service in the Korean War. He returned to Iona in 1954 and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He worked for AT&T until 1962 and retired as Vice President of Administrative Services from CBS Inc. in 1995 after 33 years.

He was an active member of Our Lady Mother of the Church in Woodcliff Lake. In 1998, he was awarded the Archdiocese of Newark Jubilee Medal Pro Meritis for his dedication and service. In 2003, he received the Monsignor Waterson Award from Incarnation School for his commitment to the young people of the parish and school.

The family will receive relatives and friends on Monday, January 3 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Becker Funeral Home, 219 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood, NJ. A Mass celebrating Bob’s life and faith will be held on Tuesday, January 4 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady Mother of the Church, Woodcliff Lake. The interment will follow at Ascension Cemetery in Airmont, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tri-Boro Food Pantry, 65 Pascack Road, Park Ridge, NJ (Venmo: @Triboro-Pantry)- www.triborofoodpantry.org. becker-funeralhome.com

Posted online on December 30, 2021

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What Is An Obituary

In national newspapers an obituary (obit for short) is a news article that reports the recent death of a prominent person. Although it tends to focus on positive aspects of the subject’s life this is not always the case. According to Nigel Farndale, the Obituaries Editor of The Times: “Obits should be life affirming rather than gloomy, but they should also be opinionated, leaving the reader with a strong sense of whether the subject lived a good life or bad; whether they were right or wrong in the handling of their public affairs.”

In local newspapers, an obituary may be published for any local resident upon death. A necrology is a register or list of records of the deaths of people related to a particular organization, group or field, which may only contain the sparsest details, or small obituaries. Historical necrologies can be important sources of information.