1944 - 2019
Charles Monast, age 74, died peacefully at his home in Port St. Lucie, FL. He leaves behind his wife, Cassandra (McGill), his sister Jeanette, and his son James, as well as his two dogs, David Bowie and Annie.
Born in Middletown, Ct., Charles attended CT schools and went onto college at University of Rhode Island. He discovered computer science early in his career. He became an expert in IBM mainframes and AS400’s and worked a full time job while also doing consulting. He worked for a number of companies in New England, including Schlumberger, BCBS of Vermont and the Teamsters Pension Bund. He went out on his own and did Y2K conversions. He worked for Safety Insurance, New Boston Systems, and Standish Mellon as an independent consultant.
He met his wife, Cassandra McGill, in Boston and they married in 1998, living in Wakefield, MA. They retired early after 9/11 made them rethink the rat race and moved to Hendersonville, NC to enjoy a quieter life and pursue various hobbies. In 2004, they discovered Florida and moved again.
Charles was an avid competitor and tried to excel in anything he tried to do. He loved working outdoors and created a beautiful rock garden at their Wakefield home. In Hendersonville, he rebuilt their house from the roof to the basement into a showplace. He knew flowers and shrubs and was an expert in many things. In his younger days, he renovated an old Victorian 3 family into a livable home for his family and 2 others. He even had a talent for interior design. In Florida, he obtained his real estate license and sold his own house. Upon their move to Port St Lucie, he retired for good. He loved racquet ball, running, target shooting, cars and his dogs. He was a devoted husband to his wife and enjoyed life.
Donations to either Dogs and Cats Forever, Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, or Treasure Coast Hospice in lieu of flowers would be appreciated. Services are private.
Forest Hills Palm City Chapel - November 2019