February 9, 1969 ~ September 5, 2021

Born in: Spring Valley, NY
Resided in: Hamden, CT

Heath McMonigal, 52, of Hamden, passed away on Sunday, September 5, 2021, surrounded by his loving family and his cherished wife of 26 years.
Heath was born on February 9, 1969 in Spring Valley, New York, to Dorrie Scandiffio McMonigal and the late Kent McMonigal. He is survived by the love of his life, Lisa (Attard) McMonigal, and their two daughters, Kelly (Marc) Carrano and Kristen (Vinny) Torres. Known lovingly as “Papa,” he will be sadly missed by his four adoring grandchildren, Vicente (Cente) Torres, Julian (Juj) Carrano, Lucia (Cheech) Carrano, Destin (Doodle) Carrano. He also leaves behind his devoted mother, Dorrie McMonigal, his brother, Jason McMonigal, his sister, Jill (John) Pagliuca, and his dear mother-in-law, Carmela Attard, along with a long list of relatives and friends whom he considered his extended family.
Heath retired from the State of Connecticut DDS. He also served as an elder in the Lake Whitney Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. He was a full-time minister who found deep satisfaction in talking with people about the good news of the Bible. He wholeheartedly believed in a future resurrection on earth, when it will be transformed into a peaceful paradise. Heath looked forward to the time when he would be reunited with all his loved ones. He will always be remembered for the tender and loving advice he gave to all he loved, for his quick wit and sense of humor, and his smile that lit up a room.
A memorial of his life will be celebrated at a date and time to be determined. Contributions in Heath’s memory may be made to www.donate.JW.org. Beecher & Bennett Funeral Home, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden is in care of the arrangements.

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  1. Our deepest sorrow cannot be expressed it goes without saying Heath McMonigal my dear brother and those related to us in the Faith he was loved by Kim and I our thoughts and prayers are with Lisa and the entire McMonigal family rest for now Heath…until JEHOVAH calls and you will answer. Love you!! Sidney and Kim Dawkins.

  2. Dear Lisa, Kelly, & Kristen & family,
    So very sorry for your tragic loss. Praying you’ll find comfort and peace to help you through this most difficult time, knowing that he is safe in Jehovah’s memory.

  3. It feels so surreal to be doing this- I remember when you met Heath. I was so hoping it would work out. Fast forward to being a bridesmaid at your wedding- you guys were so cute! How I wish you could of had more time, but of course you will! And what a time that will be! All this will seem “momentary and light”. If I think of one outstanding memory it would be a recent one- shortly after Heath got his diagnosis he gave a talk in our hall. I don’t really remember it all but I do remember how he talked about enduring under tribulation (I had all I could do to not cry) and thought what strength and trust in Jehovah he had- and then he went on to prove it! What a courageous man and example he was to all of us who knew him! All my love my very dear old friend, Love Kathy

  4. Oh Lisa, kids & Fam- I am so sorry for your loss. I always admired your marriage for the strength and love that you endured. Heath was so full of light and positivity. A genuinely amazing person. I will never forget hearing you belt your heart out to him on your wedding day singing Janis Joplin. You’re ALL in my thoughts and Prayers. Xoxo

  5. Joel and Elizabeth Johnstone
    I had the privilege of attending Pioneer school this year with Heath, Lisa, Dori …when I say it was a privilege I really mean it! To be shoulder to shoulder with people of such courage, strength, endurance that only Jehovah gives to those that love him was an honor.
    During our pioneer school we had the blessing of sharing in the faith and working toward the same goal of serving Jehovah to the end. May we all continue to do so so that we can welcome our dear brother back into the ranks!💗

  6. It’s said that you’re never “alone” when you come into the truth, whether you have your blood relatives by your side or not, because Jehovah can more than super abundantly provide beyond what you could ever need or desire. Brother McMonigal, on so many occasions, was the manifestation of that fact in my life. As a spiritual brother, friend, and many times a spiritual “father,” he made me feel cared for tremendously along with many of the fine elders of the “Mt. Carmel”, now Lake Whitney, congregation. I will forever cherish his kind words of encouragement, the time he took out to notice when I wasn’t my usual self, and the depth and sincerity of his loving character. So until we all meet again in Jehovah’s perfect new world, may Jehovah bless your family with love, comfort, and peace, as well as the constant reminders that that Paradise hope is just around the corner. xoxo

  7. Hi Lisa!
    On behalf of Art, Nathan, and I, we want you to know that we love you dearly and will continue to pray for you, Dorrie and your family. So happy we got the opportunity to know Heath. A good and faithful servant of Jehovah who cherished God’s Word. We enjoyed our time spent together with you and him that day with the Torres Family at Hamannasett Beach back in 2019. ‘Jehovah will call…and [Heath] will answer’. (Job 14:15) Because to Jehovah, Heath still “is” and not “was”. Jehovah longs for Heath to return…and he will.

  8. Dear Lisa and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Heath will be missed as the kind, caring, loving, spiritual brother and friend he was.
    Our hearts go out to all of you and we will keep you in our prayers as you face this sad time in your lives. May the wonderful memories with Heath keep you strong until you can welcome him home again. We love you all.
    Sincerely,
    Henry and Marilyn Taft

  9. No words can describe how much I will miss you. I know that a grand resurrection is promised when earth is restored to paradise for those in Jehovah’s memory. I am so proud of the spiritual man my son proved to be. I wait with longing to see you at that promised time. Revelation 21:3,4

    Your adoring loving mother

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