Mona M. Coombs, of Pocasset and formerly of Dedham, passed away suddenly on Dec. 27, 2016 at the age of 84.
Born in 1932 to Olive and William Buck, Mona grew up in Brighton and attended Girls’ High School in Boston. She met her future husband, Charles B. Coombs III when they were 20. They were married for 63 years, raising their five children in Dedham before moving to the Cape.
In addition to her loving husband, Mona leaves behind her children: Lauren Murphy and her husband Harold, of Wellesley, and their children, Elizabeth, Colin and Doug Murphy, all of Boston; Charles B. Coombs IV and his wife Pamela, of Sandwich, and their son Charles B. Coombs V and his wife Kristin, of Boston; her late son Jeffrey Coombs (who died on 9/11/01) and his wife Christie, of Abington, and their children Matthew of Boston, and Meaghan and Julia of New York City; Doug Coombs and his wife Dawn and their son Ben, of Abington; and Bill Coombs and his partner Randy Boudreau, of Boston. She is also survived by her brother, William Buck and his wife Helen of Edinboro, Pa.
Mona worked many years as a personal/social secretary, a job she loved and continued even after retiring on the Cape. She served several terms on the Dedham Housing Authority and was an active member of the Dedham Boosters and the Ladies’ Auxiliary. After their move to Pocasset, Mona helped start up a local chapter of the service sorority Sigma Phi Gamma, Nu Psi Chapter, and remained involved for 22 years. She also was a deacon at the North Falmouth Congregational Church, a volunteer at the church thrift shop, and loved to help out at the military holiday party hosted by her son’s memorial foundation.
She enjoyed golf, knitting, crocheting, and spending winters in Florida with Charlie and friends, but nothing made her happier than visits from her grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at the North Falmouth Congregational Church, 155 Old Main Rd, at 11 a.m., followed by a 12:30 p.m. reception at the Pocasset Country Club, 24 Clubhouse Drive in Pocasset.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to The Jeff Coombs Memorial Foundation, PO Box 463, Abington, MA 02351 or www.jeffcoombsfund.org