Marion L. Monnes Knakal

Marion L. Monnes Knakal, 64, of Sudbury, Vt. formerly of Cromwell, beloved wife of Charles Knakal, died on Wednesday (Jun 30) at her resdience in Vermont. Born on November 15, 1945 in Middletown daughter of the late John F. and Marion ( Kelley ) Monnes. Marion had lived in Cromwell area most of her life before moving to Vermont 15 years ago.

Besides her husband, she is survived by her loving family: a son, Richard Callahan, and daughter-in-law Colleen Dolohanty of Manchester; a step-daughter Lynn and husband Paul DiStefano of Old Saybrook; a step-son Jeffrey and wife Cathy Knakal of Middletown; 2 brothers, John and wife Kathleen Monnes of Portland and William Monnes of Cromwell; a sister , Elizabeth Monnes - Meyer of Cromwell; 2 step-grandsons; also several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Shaun P. Callahan.

Marion loved gardening, nature, German shepards and living on the lake in Vermont. Funeral services will be held on Friday morning at 11 am in the Coughlin - Lastrina Funeral Home 491 High St. Middletown. Burial will be in Vermont at a later date.

Those who wish may make memorial donations to the Alzheimers Foundation, 2911 Dixwell Ave. Suite 104 Hamden, CT. 06618

The Middletown Press - July 7, 2010