Dawn Monachino
Dawn Monachino

“The most noteworthy achievement of Dawn Monachino’s life is the love and caring she shared with her Family and all others whose live’s she touched. She was a Loving Wife and dedicated loving Daughter. Dawn was a devoted Aunt and Godmother who loved her nieces and nephews. They were an important part of her Life and she especially enjoyed the time they spent fishing and walking the dogs together and Dawn never missed the opportunity to capture the moments with her gifted abilities in photography.

Dawn attended Marywood College as a voice major and was known for her beautiful voice. She later transferred to and graduated from West Chester University with a Teaching degree. She considered Teaching her “Calling in Life” and positively influenced the lives of many of her students in her Elementary School classrooms. She taught at the Chicora School in Charleston South Carolina, a city that she loved, and as a substitute Teacher in the Northtowns area schools of Buffalo NY, after moving to Clarence NY for her Marriage to Michael Monachino.

After numerous years as a substitute Teacher, Dawn entered the field of Pharmaceutical Sales. She achieved Top 5% National Level Sales Achievement and was awarded 3 “President’s Club” awards for outstanding performance. She was also promoted to the position of District Trainer with her most recent employer, Schering -Plough Pharmaceuticals.

Dawn loved and cared for animals. She personally cared for her Families 2 dogs- Lady, a golden Retriever and Shadow, a chocolate Lab. But her love for animals also showed itself in her donations to and activities in various Animal Care Organizations. She was also active with the Alzheimer’s Association of America. Alzheimer’s Disease was especially important to Dawn, whose Mother suffers from this dreaded disease. Dawn spent days at a time with her Mother- ensuring her care and well-being. She Dawn’s hobbies included photography.

Dawn was a caring and Loving Wife to her Husband, Michael. She was a “shining light” of Love and Joy to all with whom she shared her life and will be deeply missed.”

Michael Monachino – Husband of Dawn Monachino