Funeral Services for Violet Victoria Monroe, age 103, of United Helpers Nursing Home, will be held on Thursday, August 12, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Joseph Morgan officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery. At the request of the family, there will be no calling hours. Mrs. Monroe passed away on August 7, 2010 at United Helpers Nursing Home in Ogdensburg.
Mrs. Monroe is survived by two sons, Joseph and his wife Desiree Monroe formally of Childwold, now residing in Plattsburgh, and Wendel and his wife JoAnne Monroe of Ogdensburg; 21 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews, residing in both the United States and Canada.
She was predeceased by her brothers, Bower, Carl and a baby boy who died in infancy; as well as her sisters, Della, Gertrude, Bertha, Florence, Francis, Agnes, Henrietta and Edna.
Mrs. Monroe was born on February 6, 1907 in Bedford Mills, Ontario, the youngest child of Joseph and Eurena Jones. After completing her schooling and working in Westport, Ontario, she came to Ogdensburg to study nursing. She graduated from St. Lawrence State Hospital, School of Nursing, on August 24, 1932. She worked as a nurse at the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center and in her later years did private care nursing in her home.
It was during her nurse's schooling that she met the man who would be the love of her life, Brownlow James Monroe. They were married at St. Mary's Cathedral in Ogdensburg, NY on November 23, 1932. They made their home on Grant Street in Ogdensburg, NY and raised two sons. Together they enjoyed their summer camp on the St. Lawrence River as well as the property and camp In Childwold, NY. Her husband pre-deceased her on May 23, 1967.
She was the loving grandmother, known as "Nan" to James Monroe and his wife Sharon of Queensbury, Steve Monroe and his companion Dawn Martin, Andrew Monroe and his wife Crystal, all of Ogdensburg, Glenn Pvirre, also of Ogdensburg, Deborah Arduine and her husband Nick of Liverpool, Scott Monroe and his wife Melissa of Lake Placid, Melissa Shultz of Wilmington, NY, Jessica Spring of Saranac Lake, and Garrick Monroe of Childwold.