Johnson Walton Funeral Home

Ann "Nancy" Moninghoff


Ann "Nancy" M. Moninghoff, 87, of Clinton, NJ, passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at her home, with both her children by her side.

Born November 16, 1933 in Avoca, PA, Nancy has lived in the Milford, NJ area since she was twenty-one years old. After graduating from Avoca High School and then obtaining her Bachelor's of Science Degree from Marywood College, Scranton, PA in 1955, Nancy accepted her first teaching position at Frenchtown High School as a Home Economics teacher, that same year. Nancy continued her teaching career as a primary school teacher at Kingwood Twp, one year at the Baltimore Public School system and then Union Twp school, before accepting her position at Milford Public School, in Milford, NJ where she taught for almost 30 years. Nancy enjoyed reading, sewing, and cooking. Naturally artistic, Nancy designed, drew and drafted the plans for the home she built on Saam Road in Holland Twp, where she lived for 51 years. She enjoyed painting with oils and was an avid lover of nature and animals. She was a longtime member of the St. Edward the Confessor R.C. Church and belonged to their Altar Rosary Society. Nancy was also a member of the New Jersey Education Association and a former member of the Holland Township School Board of Education.

Daughter of the late George T. and Margaret (Flaherty) Shaffer, Nancy is survived by her daughter Erin Miller of Milford, NJ, her son Kieran Moninghoff and his wife Sandra of Clinton, NJ, her brother Thomas Shaffer and his wife Beverly of Avoca, PA, her eight grandchildren Joshua Moninghoff and his wife Mary of Emmaus, PA, Jacob Moninghoff and Marirose Sartoretto, of Worcester, MA, Abigail Moninghoff and her fiance Matthew Grace of Cincinnati, OH, Russell Harrison Miller of Milford, Adam Moninghoff and his wife Alyson of Nazareth, PA, Christian Miller of Milford, Margaret Moninghoff of Nazareth, PA, and Maria Isabella Miller of Milford, and one great-grandson Weston Moninghoff of Nazareth, her niece and caretaker Claudia Brotzman, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother George M. Shaffer.

The family will receive relatives and friends for a visitation on Friday, February 26, 2021 from 10-11 AM at the Johnson-Walton Funeral Home, 24 Church Road, Holland Township, NJ, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12 PM at the St. Edward the Confessor R.C. Church in Milford, NJ. Interment will follow at Milford Union Cemetery. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, face masks and social distancing will be enforced.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hunterdon Hospice, 2100 Wescott Drive, Flemington, NJ 08822.


From: Russ and Judy Miller
We loved Nancy, your Mother, Aunt and Nana because she was vital and idealistic. She loved each member of her family for who they were and encouraged them. Grounded in her faith, she was a role model for her loved ones.

From: Lily Brady
I’m sorry for your lost

From: Gretchen Apgar
Very sorry for your loss. I worked with Nancy, for many years, at Milford School.

From: Amy Greene
Kieran and Sandra so sorry for your loss. You were so devoted to her care.

From: Ken and Trish Ravenburg
Erin and Kieran, Sorry to hear about the passing of your mother.

From: Sean McDonough
To Erin and Kieran Deepest sympathies to you and your family on the passing of your mom. May she rest in peace! Sean

From: Steven Schaible
I'll always remember her teaching me how to sew. God speed Mrs. Moninghoff

From: Rick and Lynn Kirkaldy
Kieran, our deepest sympathies to you and your family on the passing of your mom. May she Rest In Peace!

From: Zanette Varese
A lovely , caring human being. Wonderful friend & sister-in-law to my sister.

From: Cheryl (Bigley) Mosley
Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother. She was my 1st grade teacher at Milford School and then again had me in 6th grade. She was one of my all-time favorites and was always empathetic when I suffered through seasonal allergies and nosebleeds. Her passion as an educator lives on as she is part of a unique cohort of Milford Public School teachers have made me a life-long learner. I am still in school at the age of 58 with a Bachelor's in Nursing, Master's in Business Administration, Master's in Psychology, and currently near the completion of my PhD. Your mother was a legend.

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