Anzinia Grace Monastra

January 14, 1935 ‒ August 16, 2018

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Anzinia Grace Monastra, 83, of Mansfield passed away Thursday morning August 16, 2018 following an extended illness.

The daughter of Gaston and Hazel (Wilson) Poling, Grace was born January 14, 1935 in Parsons, West Virginia.  Grace graduated from Parsons High School in 1953.

Just three years later, Grace married Natale “Nick” Monastra on April 7, 1956.  Grace and Nick moved to Mansfield in 1971.  She was a member of Westbrook Country Club, Colony Club, and University Club.  Grace was also a member of Resurrection Parish.

Grace loved to travel, not only throughout the United States, but also worldwide.  She enjoyed playing bridge and reading.  Grace will be remembered for her generosity and kind spirit.  A loving wife and mother, she cherished her role as a devoted grandma.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Natale “Nick” Monastra; daughters Lisa (Keith) Stoner of Lexington and Amy (Clete) Paumier of Salem; grandchildren Shelby, Lauren, Samantha, Kate, and Jess; great grandchildren Benjamin, Andrew and Lucy Grace (named in Grace’s honor);  brother Glen (Agnes) Poling; as well as nieces, nephews and extended family.

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her brothers John and Robert Poling.

The Monastra family will receive friends Sunday August 19, 2018 from 2 pm – 4 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where funeral services will begin at 4 pm.  Celebrant Dave Roberts will officiate.  Burial will be Monday in Mansfield Catholic Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to Southern Care Hospice may be made through the funeral home.

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  • Keith, Lisa, and family and Nick,

    So sorry for your loss. Grace will be missed by all who knew her. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    With Deepest Sympathy,

    Cyndi, Chris and family

  • Nick, Keith, Lisa, and families,

    We were sad to learn of your loss. We pray for comfort and strength for all of you. We will miss her as well.

    Our sympathy as we keep you in our hearts,

    Bruce and Marsha

  • Nick, Lisa, Keith, Amy, Clete and family,

    Grace was one of the most loving, kind and beautiful person we have ever met; she will always remain in our hearts. We will miss her, but will cherish the memories of the times we spent with her. Our heart goes out to all of you. Let the warmth of friendships and love comfort you at this difficult time. With deepest sympathy,

    Shila & Yogi

  • Nick, Lisa, and Amy, I am so sorry to hear about Grace. She was one of my best friends, I have very good memories, shopping, golfing, vacationing, and just talking, I am glad I saw you all recently, that was a real treat. God bless you and give you strength at this sad time. Joan

  • Dear Nick, Amy and Clete, Lisa and Keith, and families,
    Steve and I will be keeping you all in our prayers during this difficult time. Grace was like a second mom for me growing up. I have such wonderful memories of play dates at your house, dinners out, shopping excursions and trips that we took together. She has touched my life and will never be forgotten. Love,

  • Dear Nick,Lisa and Amy,

    Larry and I were saddened to read of Grace’s passing. We had heard that she was in poor health but the obituary took us by surprise. Lisa and Amy were Todd and Amy’s favorite babysitters and I enjoyed getting to know Grace through them and also as a 9 hole golfer at Westbrook. She was a kind pleasant lady who ,along with Nick,raised two wonderful daughters. With sympathy, Judy and Larry

  • Grace was a beautiful lady, and will be greatly missed by family and friends. She always shared her wisdom and was always very sweet and kind. We always enjoyed our time with her and Nick at our get together with Amy, Clete ,Kate & Jess. Love to all, John & Janice Paumier