SEEKONK - Rachel Elinor (Cowles) Monty, 92, formerly of Ellis St., passed away on Friday, April 26, 2013 at the Linn Health Care Center, East Providence. She was the former wife of the late Leo T. Monty, Sr. Born in Northampton, MA, she was a daughter of the late Winfred P. and Jennie (Kentfield) Cowles.
After Rachel's children were grown, she completed her nursing training at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro, MA; and in 1972 graduated at the top of her class and was offered a scholarship to continue her education. Rachel chose a position in the Pediatrics Unit of Sturdy Memorial Hospital where she stayed for 20 years. Rachel then joined the nursing staff of Harris Nursing Home. Rachel was a member of the Epworth United Methodist Church for over 65 years and was very active on many committees. She was also a member of the United Methodist Women.
She leaves two daughters, Adeline Jane (Monty) Moye of St. Petersburg, FL and Geraldine (Monty) Noelte of Foxborough, MA; a son, L. Theodore Monty, Jr. and his wife, Sandra of Cranston, RI; a sister, Marjorie E. Cowles; eight grandchildren; many great-grandchildren, and many loved nieces, nephews and close friends. She was the sister of the late Doris (Cowles) Christian and Homer Cowles.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Epworth United Methodist Church, 915 Newport Ave., Pawtucket, RI. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rachel's name to the Epworth United Methodist Church. For online condolences and shared memories visit: TRIPPFUNERALHOME.com