Nora Derwin

Nora M. "Mona" Derwin

Sep 2, 1928 - Aug 23, 2020
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Nora Monica “Mona” Derwin, 91, passed peacefully on August 23, 2020, in North Salem, NY surrounded by her family.
Mona was born September 2, 1928 in Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland to Michael and Maud (O’Hara) Kelly. She attended Loreto College.
She married Michael “Des” Derwin on September 3, 1955 in Dublin, Ireland. After being married Mona moved with her husband to Heidelburg, Germany while he served in the US army. In 1957 they moved to Queens, NY.
After living in Queens, Chicago, IL and Yorktown Heights, NY, they moved to North Salem in 1969 where they raised their family and Mona opened Derwin Real Estate of North Salem.
Mona was a talented painter and wrote beautiful poetry. She was an avid reader, a bridge connoisseur and loved doing the NY Times crossword puzzles each day.
She attended St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Croton Falls, NY, and was an active participant in a Charismatic prayer group. For 25 years she held a bible study and brought communion to residents at Waterview Hills and Salem Hills Nursing Homes in North Salem.
Mona is survived by her siblings, Michael Kelly of Dublin, Ireland and Frances Gunning of Attleboro, MA, her children Ann Doyle (Terry) of Pawling, NY and Mark Derwin, of Los Angeles, CA, five grandchildren, Michael Smith of Pawling, NY, Heather Zamparelli of Pawling, NY, Stephanie (Ian) Slayton of Arlington, VA, Alexa Smith of Stormville, NY and Jill (Scott) Datsko of Charleston, WV, three great-grandchildren, Isabella Zamparelli, Vanessa Aponte and Kinsley Smith, ten nieces and nephews and many cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her son, Kevin Derwin, siblings Kevin Kelly, Angela Walsh, Maud Moore and Patrick Kelly.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday August 29, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Church. Interment will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday August 28 from 3pm-7pm at Beecher Funeral Home, Brewster, NY.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to: Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10001
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  • Visitation

    Friday August 28, 2020 | 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday August 28, 2020 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Beecher Funeral Home
    1 Putnam Avenue
    BREWSTER, NY 10509
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  • Service

    Saturday August 29, 2020 | 10:00am
    Saturday August 29, 2020 10:00am
    The New Church of St. Josephs
    Plum Brook Road
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  • Interment

    St. Joseph's Cemetery
    somers, NY 10589


Donations are being accepted for: ALZHEIMERS DRUG DISCOVERY FOUNDATION.


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Arlene Deleon

Posted at 08:01am
I have awesome memories of Momma and the Sunday meals we use to share together. She use to love listening to church music and we would sing "Hallelujah" from my laptop. She inspired me with her positive attitude and her beautiful smile made my day.
I will never forget her. She was a beautiful lady. Will forever hold your love in my heart. Love "your tall lady"


Posted at 05:37pm
I have many wonderful memories with my sister Mona. We always called her "little Mo" because of the four sisters she was the shortest but very big in heart. She loved to go "home" to Ireland and she did many times. I have lost my sister, but more than that I have lost a part of me. You will always be in my heart, Rest In Peace, I love you! Frances or as she always called me "Frank!"

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