Thomas F. Monahan of Sudbury, died Dec. 3, 2010, son of the late John Henry and Marie (Terry) Monahan of Newton, from complications due to ALS.
An award-winning graphic designer, furniture builder & bluegrass musician, Tom spent 27 years in publishing at IDG's Computerworld before turning his talents to furniture design. He attended Antioch College & the University of Mass. Amherst & was a 1970 graduate of Newton North High School. Tom was also a 2007 graduate of the North Bennett Street School in Cabinet & Furniture Making.
He was an avid sailor, bluegrass guitar player and songwriter. He was proud to be the self-appointed "Chairman for Life" of the Manic Mountain Boys, a long-time group of bluegrass musicians, campers and friends.
Tom is survived by his wife and fellow graphic designer, Mary Lester of Sudbury, and his siblings; Kate Marin of Fall River; Patricia Monahan and her partner, Guy Shinkaruk, of Fircrest, WA; John T. Monahan, his wife Viveca and their children, J. Daniel and Christina of Seattle WA; Moira McCarthy and her husband James of Haverhill; and Deirdre Monahan of Newton. Funeral arrangements will be private.