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Leonette A. Moninghoff

HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, NJ - Leonette Alba Moninghoff, 82, of Holland Township, NJ, passed away on Friday, November 9, 2018 at her home.

Born February 5, 1936 in Easton, PA, Leonette was a lifelong resident of Holland Township, NJ. She graduated from Frenchtown High School in 1954 and attended McDowell's Fashion School of Design in New York City. On November 29, 1955, she married her beloved husband John E. "Jack" Moninghoff, who passed away in 2008. Leonette worked as a bridal designer and manager at Grollmans Department Store in Easton, PA. After that, she was Fur Factory Manager at Flemington Furs until her retirement in 1998. Leonette also worked at her family's business, Moninghoff Appliance and Supply in Milford, NJ, until her passing. Leonette was a very active member in the community and always helping others. She participated in the Fresh Air Fund, was an active lifetime member of the St. Edward the Confessor R.C. Church in Milford, NJ. Leonette was a longtime member of the North Hunterdon Kiwanis Club. She was the first female club president of Kiwanis International and was a recipient of the Hixon Award. Leonette also served on the Holland Township Board of Elections for many years. Most importantly, Leonette was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, she will be dearly missed.

Daughter of the late Serge and Susan (Clerico) Chiarotto and beloved wife of the late John E. "Jack" Moninghoff, Leonette is survived by her three children Mark Moninghoff and his wife Valerie Ann, her daughter Claudia Brotzman and her husband William, son Scott Moninghoff, her brother Serge Chiarotto, her sister Zanette Varese, and her four grandchildren Jon, Brandon, Ryan, and Enea.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 11 AM at St. Edward the Confessor R.C. Church, 61 Mill Street, Milford, NJ officiated by Father Kris Kaczynski. Interment will follow at the Milford Union Cemetery in Milford, NJ. Arrangements are under the care of the Johnson-Walton Funeral Home, 24 Church Road, Milford, NJ.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Leonette Moninghoff Scholarship Fund, c/o North Hunterdon Kiwanis Club, PO Box 5402, Clinton, NJ 08809.

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