Molly Monaghan of New York City, a 2012 graduate of Montclair High School, died suddenly on Nov. 27, 2022. She was 28.
Born in 1994 in Brooklyn, Ms. Monaghan grew up in Montclair, where she attended Northeast Elementary School and Mt. Hebron Middle School. At Montclair High School, she was co-manager of the Montclair Mounties football team for two seasons.
She continued her education at The Pennsylvania State University, graduating in 2016 with a B.A. in economics and business. While attending Penn State, she taught English at the Mare de Deu de Nuria primary school in Barcelona, Spain, in 2015.
In her professional career, Ms. Monaghan served as a private wealth management associate at Stifel Financial Corp. in New York City from 2016 through 2021. More recently, she was a manager on the customer success team at New York-based PitchBook Data, a company that provides comprehensive global capital market data.
Always dedicated to helping those in need, she served as a board member at the Irish Community Network NYC, a resource group for Irish Americans, and was active as a foster caregiver with dog rescue groups in New York City.
Ms. Monaghan enjoyed living in the city, but was equally at home on 67th Street in Brant Beach on Long Beach Island. She was an avid Philadelphia sports fan, Diet Coke lover, beach enthusiast and an unapologetic Bravo zealot. She enjoyed frequenting her favorite restaurants, especially for a meal with family or friends.
She was creative, mischievous and blessed with a wicked wit and an unforgettable smile. She was deeply loved by her family and a large community of friends.
Ms. Monaghan is survived by her parents, Hilary Walsh and Kevin Monaghan; her sisters, Annie and Cristina; her brother, Rory, and her French bulldog, Max.
A memorial gathering will be held on Friday, Dec. 2, from noon to 3 p.m. at Egan & Sons pub, 118 Walnut St.
In lieu of flowers, the Monaghan family requests that donations be made in Ms. Monaghan’s name to Pixie and Paws Rescue, pixiesandpawsrescue.org/donate, a not-for-profit animal rescue group dedicated to saving imperiled dogs and bringing them to New York to be fostered into loving homes.
Arrangements were by Hugh M. Moriarty Funeral Home, 76 Park St.