Rosalie C. (Balsamo) Monahan of Canton, MA, formerly of Dorchester, MA, passed away peacefully at home on April 28, 2022, surrounded by her family. She was 85 years old. Rosalie was the daughter of Anthony and Rosalia (Giambanco) Balsamo. Devoted wife of Joseph P. Monahan. Rosalie was preceded by sisters Tina Campagna and her husband Bob, Mary Dearborn and her husband Ray, brothers Charlie Balsamo and his wife Bertha and Sal Balsamo. She is survived by her sister-in-law Yvonne Balsamo. She is the loving mother of 9 children, Mark Monahan, Marie Monahan, Paula Adamson and her husband Patrick, Peter Monahan, Vanessa O’Brien and her husband Jeff, David Monahan and his partner Katie Lowney, Vinny Monahan and his wife Gina, Donna Monahan, Randy Monahan and the late David Monahan. She is the loving mother-in-law of Eileen Calvi and Donna Monahan. Rosalie’s favorite role was being a Nonna to her 18 grandchildren and her 2 great granddaughters. She was also a loving cousin and aunt to several nieces and nephews. Rosalie was a passionate Boston sports fan. She will be remembered for her amazing cooking, her knack for games, crosswords, game shows, cards, and trivia. She was always up for an adventure of any kind as long as it included her greatest love, her family. Nobody loved family more. She touched so many lives, to know her was truly to love her. Visiting hours will be held at Pushard Family Funeral Home, 210 Sherman Street, Canton, MA from 2:00 – 6:00pm on Sunday, May 1st. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Oscar Romero Catholic Church700 Washington St., Canton on Monday, May 2nd at 11:30am. Interment Canton Corner Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Rosalie’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
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