Sarah Monroe

Sarah Monroe

January 20, 1979 - December 17, 2019
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ROCKLAND – Sarah J. Monroe, 40, passed peacefully from complications of the flu, pneumonia and a pulmonary embolism, Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport. Sarah was surrounded by her loving and devoted family.

Born in Rockport, January 20, 1979, she was the daughter of Michael and Patricia Reynolds Monroe. Educated in Thomaston, Sarah was a 1997 graduate of Georges Valley High School. That summer, Sarah enjoyed participating in the Maine Lobster Festival Sea Goddess Pageant, and the evening of the coronation, she and her mother opened their home to many of the girls and they all spent the night under the stars.

Following graduation she attended Mt. Ida College in Newton, MA where she studied Veterinary Science for one year. Later Sarah worked side by side with her father in his residential construction company from 1999 to 2004. Sarah worked very hard helping in a variety of projects and was always excited and willing to learn new things. Her father treasured this time with her so much. Sarah loved being on and near the ocean and held several jobs in that industry.

In 2000 Sarah welcomed the love of her life, her daughter, Effie. Effie was Sarah’s whole world. Together they spent many hours combing the beaches of Mid-Coast Maine for sea glass and drift wood. The pair was happy just spending time together and being close to each other. Spending time outdoors was something Sarah cherished. She took great joy in tending her beautiful flower and vegetable gardens.

A kind hearted person who would give her last dime to help others in need, Sarah also had a special place in her heart for animals. She loved her various cats and especially her dog ‘Sammy’. Volunteering at the local animal shelter was another favorite pastime.

Sarah will be sadly missed by all who loved her.

Sarah is survived by her daughter Effie Monroe of Rockland; her mother Patty Monroe and her companion Brad Williams of Union; her father and step-mother Mike and Joanna Monroe of South Thomaston; her brothers, Thomas Monroe and his wife Tiffany of Owls Head, Andrew Monroe of South Thomaston, Matthew Poole and his wife Olivia of South Bristol; four nephews, Hunter, Jack, Chase and Blake; and two nieces, Makenna, and Taya, as well as one cousin, Kathy.

Sarah’s family has chosen to remember her life privately. She will be laid to rest in the spring. Those who wish to honor her memory, may do so with a donation to Pope Memorial Humane Society, P.O. Box 1294, Rockland, Maine 04841.

Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland.
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    Village Cemetery - Thomaston
    Erin Street
    Thomaston, ME 04861
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Hilary Murray

Posted at 05:05pm
I remember lots of trips to the beach with Sarah and her family as a young girl. We would play camping in the woods, pretending to fish and gather food to cook over the fire. One year we went trick or treating when we were quite old. Sarah dressed as a old man and I dresses up as an old woman. We had so many fun, happy times together. Sarah was such a kind,loving, and fun person to have as a friend. I will miss you! -Hilary

Jeanmarie Koenig

Posted at 06:39pm
On a very cold day, an angel appeared. I will never forget. xo, Sarah.

Millie Wright

Posted at 01:39pm
I went to grade and high school with Sarah. My fondest memory was the birthday sleepovers!! Watching the Lost Boys was the tradition. Rest easy my friend.

Laura Cofran

Posted at 08:31am
I would like to send my condolences to all who knew and loved Sarah. I am grateful for the time we had as friends. She was absolutely one of the kindest people I have ever met, and I will miss her!

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