LACONIA — Richard F. Monasky, 82, of Laconia, N. H., died Saturday, December 21, 2013 surrounded by his sons.
He was born in Binghamton, NY on July 7, 1931, the son of Joseph E. and Marie A. (Turanek) Monasky. Mr. Monasky was predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Barbara J. (Racicot) Monasky in 2008. He was an auctioneer for 35 years in the Binghamton area and was known as Colonel Dick Monasky. Among his favorite hobbies was caring for his 1935 Studebaker Commander Land Cruiser and memorizing and reciting tales and limericks for friends and family.
He is survived by six sons, Richard T. Monasky and his wife Debra, Sandy, Utah; Joseph J. Monasky and his wife Linda, Alton, N. H.; Mark S. Monasky and his wife, Judy, Bismarck, N. D.; Robert X. Monasky and his wife Marcy, Corvallis, Or.; Michael E. Monasky, Binghamton, N. Y., and David A. Monasky and his wife Carolyn, Belmont, N. H.; two daughters, Marie E. Ahern, Meredith, N. H.; and Barbara I. Opara, Spanaway, Wa.; 19 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; one brother, Ernest Monasky, Roanoke, Va., one sister, Helen Fishback, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.; several nephews, nieces, and cousins.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Laconia Senior Center, 17 Church St, Laconia on Friday, January 31st at 10:30AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to "Laconia Senior Center, Laconia, N. H. 03246 ".