Michael Jerome Monaghan

Michael Jerome Monaghan (Mike) of Seminole, FL, passed away on May 15, 2023, at the age of 55. He was born in Lima, Ohio and grew up in Pinellas County, Florida, where he graduated from St. Petersburg Catholic High School in 1986. In 1989, Mike enlisted in the US Marine Corps. SSgt MJ Monaghan served for 9 years, during which he participated in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm.  His awards included the National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal (2); Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (2); Kuwait Liberation Medal; Good Conduct Medal (3); Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait); Navy Unit Commendation Medal; Navy Achievement Medal. Mike worked as a tow truck driver for much of his life, operating tow trucks before most learned to drive a car. His favorite past times were being with his family, following Tampa Bay sports teams and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. He was known for his sarcastic sense of humor and his friendly smile will be dearly missed by all. Mike was predeceased by his parents, John Joseph Monaghan and Mary Ann Day. He is survived by his former wife, Lauren Kime and their children; Justin Monaghan (Candice) and Mariah Monaghan (Kenneth), his former wife, Stephanie Poole and their children; Evan Clifton (Taylor) and Erin Monaghan. He was a loving grandfather to Joseph Monaghan and Liam Clifton. Mike will be fondly remembered by his caring siblings; John Monaghan (Cheri), Cathi Gagnon, Wendy Stephens (Mark), Terry Monaghan and Thomas Monaghan (Stacy). Funeral procession will be led by Seminole Tow & Recovery. Family, friends and those whose lives Mike touched are invited to attend the Service and interment on June 8th, 2023 at 11am, held at Bay Pines National Cemetery, located at: 10000 Bay Pines Blvd St. Petersburg, Fl. Afterwards, please join us at Shelter #4 of the War Veteran’s Memorial Park, located at 9600 Bay Pines Blvd St. Petersburg, Fl to reminisce, grieve and support each other. 

4 Responses

  1. Hey Mike I, bubbles am going to miss you so much. Thanks for all of our memories and laughter. I love you today tomorrow and forever. Til we meet again 😉

  2. I am so sorry for your loss. Mike was an amazing man , remembered many nights hanging out with him at the gas station.God bless his family, will be praying for you all at this difficult time .

  3. There are simply aren’t words to convey my sadd ess that you’ve left us far too soon, Mike. My memories of you are wonderful and I feel deeply grateful to have met you and called you my friend. Knowing you’re not in the world makes the sun shine a little less. But you will never be forgotten and will be celebrated forever by those who knew and loved you. God speed my Irish brother. Rest in eternal peace my friend. Deepest condolences to the family and closest friends of this beautiful soul. 🙏

  4. I don’t know where to start so many great memories I will carry on in my heart ♥️ like the time I fed you chicken that wasn’t cooked all the way & told you it was ok. You got so sick the doctor asked you if you’re wife was trying to kill you. Then the time we raced on horses you fell off and disclosed your shoulder and I peed my pants. I’m going to miss you so much Mike thank you for giving me 2 of the best children ever. I really wish we could of talked about what was going on before it came to an end. You had so many people that love you and were here for you 💔 RIP 🙏 you will always be a part of my HEART ❤️ and NEVER FORGOTTEN

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