Mary L. Burke Monaghan, 96, Milwaukie, died on October 14, 2021 at Glisan Care Center, Portland, Oregon. Mary was born on June 22, 1925 in Portland, and was a life long area resident. Her immigrant parents, Josephine Antorietta (Ruta, Italy) and father, Michael Burke (Ballinrobe, Ireland) met and married in Portland. Mary, the eldest daughter of eleven children was a Mother, Grandmother, Sister and Aunt. She is survived by her sons Dennis Monaghan and his wife Mary; Tom Monaghan and his wife Ann; Kevin Monaghan and his wife Jan; and Tracy Monaghan. Grandchildren include Tracey, Tina, Tim, Sean and his wife Crystal, Brendan, Caitlin and her husband Michael, Devin, Sarah and Thomas John (TJ). Great-Grandchildren are Kevin, Silas, Shirley Mae, Remington, Zachery, Liam, Grayson, Shayman, Aryah and Landon. Living brothers include Robert and his wife Patti and Martin Burke; living sisters are Theresa Carney and Midge Sprecher; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mary is preceded in death by her sibling brothers Patrick, Michael, John and twin brother, Paul; sisters Annie and Kathleen.
Mary attended St. John Elementary and High School in Milwaukie. She worked as the manager of the Milwaukie S&H Green Stamp Store. She volunteered with Meals on Wheels and St. John the Baptist Altar Society in Milwaukie. Mary enjoyed family gatherings during the Christmas season and summer picnics. She enjoyed playing Bingo and Bridge with friends.
Mary was an active member of the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Milwaukie where her Memorial Mass will be held.