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Mal Monahan, a longtime member of St. Michael Parish, died November 3. He was 87.
Born in Maltpool, Claremorris, Ireland, he immigrated to the U.S. in the 1950s and lived the last 40 years in Olympia. He worked in employment security at the Washington Service Corps until his retirement in 2000.
At St. Michael’s, he was an extraordinary minister of holy Communion and ministered to the homebound. He was also a spiritual care volunteer at St. Peter’s Hospital.
He enjoyed camping and hiking with his family, walking on the beach enjoying the sound of the ocean, and caring for his yard. He was an avid fan of the Seahawks, Mariners, Notre Dame football and Gonzaga basketball. He enjoyed spending time with his five grandchildren and attending their many school, church and sporting events.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Mary; daughters, Maureen Camp and Michelle Doran; and five grandchildren, Connor, Keira, Michael, Collin and John.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Winifred; sister, Mary Winifred; and brother, Tom.
A funeral Mass was celebrated November 27 St. Michael Church.
Memorials may be made to Providence SoundHomeCare and Hospice 4200 Sixth Ave. S.E., Suite 201, Lacey, WA 98503, or St. Michael School, 1204 11th Ave. S.E., Olympia, WA 98501.