Anne Rita Monahan beloved daughter of Paul M. and Helen M. (Fiola) Monahan of Dedham passed away on May 13, 2009. Anne was the Founder and President of the Anne Rita Monahan Foundation. She started her foundation in 2007, after she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, with the aim of eradicating the disease. Anne's foundation continues her efforts to make woman aware of the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer, to encourage early detection, minimize misdiagnosis and fund research into developing a reliable screening test.
Anne was an honors graduate of Boston College in Business Administration, earned a Masters of Business Administration at Arizona State University, and retired as a small-business counselor with Maricopa County.
She is also survived by her sisters Helen M. Dion of Clearwater, FL; Sheila M. Blanchet of Gilford, CT; Cathleen M. Tetreault of Saugerties, N.Y.; Beth P. Nee of Westbrook, ME; Jane M. Hallinan of Braintree, MA and by many nieces and nephews.
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