Denise Donnell Moonan ~ Class of 1966
Departed ~ 4/4/22
Denise Marie Donnell Moonan
March 10, 1948 – April 4, 2022
Denise Marie Donnell Moonan, devoted wife and loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, was born on March 10, 1948 in Antwerp, Ohio. She is survived by her loving spouse, Patrick J. Moonan Jr, her 4 children: Elizabeth Ann Heddy, Amy Donnell Lucas, Mary Ailene Woomer, and Gregory Michael Moonan. As well as six grandchildren; Bridget Elizabeth Heddy, Morgan Alexandra Heddy, Adriana Pearl Woomer, Brooke Marie Woomer, Richelle Lucas, DJ Lucas, and Linda Lucas and 3 great-grandchildren; Alexander Patrick Moonan, Daniel Robert Moonan, Connor Nolan Moonan.
She was the first daughter of Lt. Colonel Henry Kenneth Donnell and Edna Ailene Donnell. Denise was raised with a strong military foundation, living overseas in Thailand, Italy, and Hawaii, she considered her childhood home to be in Petersburg, VA. Denise graduated from International School of Bangkok (ISB). Denise raised her family in PA and most recently moved to Long Neck, Delaware where her loved ones spent their summers visiting. Denise believed that her many travels defined her as well-rounded, adaptable, and inclusive. She believed her Army brat lifestyle gave her confidence and made her the loving, compassionate soul she was.
Denise dedicated herself to Early Childhod Education, leading and impacting the lives of hundreds of children and many families over the 30 plus years of service. She held a special place in her heart for her KinderCare Family. She taught future generations to always aspire and conquer with compassion and positivity. Passing these cultural triumphs through 4 generations which her family will continue to pass on.
Most recently Denise devoted herself to VA veterans’ wives’ group and found so much joy staying connected with her ISB family and attending reunions whenever possible.
Denise’s biggest accomplishments have always been the strong, compassionate family she has built, her loving marriage of 53 years and the dedication and service to numerous Veteran Associations.
Denise peacefully passed away surrounded by family on April 4th, 2022.
Forever in our hearts and always loved, her legacy continues through her children, grandchildren, and great -grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing on Thursday April 7th from 6 to 8 PM or on Friday April 8th from 10 to 11 AM with a Funeral Service beginning at 11:00 AM at McConaghy Funeral Home, 328 W. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore PA. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, West Conshohocken, PA.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Vietnam Veterans of America- Chapter 1105
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