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Julia Frances Monell, 96, of Fairmont, passed away Friday (April 28, 2017) at Fairmont Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born May 20, 1920, in Chiefton, the daughter of the late John and Antoinette (BelCastro) Fraze.
Julia worked in the early 1950s at Monell's Sales Company, a former employee of Westinghouse Electric and retired from Davis Lynch Glass Factory in Star City. She was a former member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and a member of the St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church. She was an avid painter, liked to crochet and work puzzles. She also loved spending time with her grandchildren.
Surviving her are two sons, John Monell and wife Wanda of Louisville, Kentucky, and Anthony Monell and wife Norma of Fairmont; two sisters, Elizabeth Dayton and Lena Doinzi and husband Dino all of Morgantown; five grandchildren, Sherry Jo Tabanera and husband Dan, Michael Monell, Gina Sloan and husband John, Brian Monell and wife Anne, Julianna Norris and husband Matthew; six great-grandchildren Christopher Monell, Natalie Monell, Julia Blayke Norris, Ava Norris, Brittany Tabanera and Kristen Tabanera; three great-great-grandchildren, Lydia Monell and Adam and Matthew Sloan. She is also survived by a brother-in-law, Frank Monell, a sister-in-law, Dorris Monell of Allan Park Michigan and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carmen A. Monell; two brothers, Tony Fraze and William Ferrise and wife Matilda; five sisters, Mary Phillips and husband Pete, Virginia Torch and husband Tony, Katherine Gacek and husband Stanley, Frances Fraze, Rose Walker and husband Donald; sister-in-law, Mary Monell Luthan; two brothers-in-law, Mike Monell and Albert Dayton.
The family will receive friends from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Domico Funeral Home, Fairmont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Peter The Fisherman Catholic Church with Father Robert Perillo as celebrant. Burial will follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Fairmont.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Susie Jett and Billy and the staff at Fairmont Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.domicofh.com.
Published on May 1, 2017
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