Obituary of Monica Jean Zohn Doorley
Monica Jean Zohn Doorley passed on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, on Hilton Head Island, SC. She was born June 21, 1944, the fourth of eleven children to Harry Lewis and Rosella Helen (Valent) Zohn in New Martinsville, WV. Monica is preceded in death by her parents, husbands William A. Doorley, Colonel, USAF of Tarrytown, NY and Robert W. Morris, Cummings, GA, brother, John F. Zohn and brothers-in-law, Thomas J. Gribben and Jeffrey L. Hoover.
Monica was a graduate of Magnolia High School Class of 1962. She was well-liked by her classmates for her inner and outer beauty. So much so that Monica was crowned Homecoming Queen her junior year when tradition held a Senior be crowned. As a student, Monica excelled in academics and piano. She also had the innate abilities for drawing, sewing, cooking, and making others feel special.
Upon graduation, Monica unknowingly took a job that launched her lifelong career in the telecommunications world. Monica accelerated through the ranks of AT&T Communications. Her accomplishments, along with her engaging personality, provided Monica the opportunity to work in the AT&T Executive offices for many years in Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia until retirement.
She dearly loved her life in Virginia but was lured to the coast and retired on Hilton Head Island. Monica enjoyed the peace and calm of life by the ocean. Being on “Island Time” as she would say was where she wanted to be.
Monica leaves behind her beloved siblings – Rosella Gribben, Anne and Pio Tei, Harry and Trish Riley Zohn, Mary and Dick DeNicola, Christine Watson Zohn, Thomas and Barbara Kaiser Zohn, Catherine Zohn Hoover, Patrick and Rebecca Dugan Zohn, Jenny and Jerry Daugherty, and Aimée and Jon Matz and many cherished nephews, nieces, great nephews and nieces. Monica’s generous spirit and cheerful personality will be greatly missed by all who loved her. She had a big heart and always wanted to be the one serving and not be served herself.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, June 21, 2023, 10:00 am at St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church on Hilton Head Island. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Monica’s memory to the Knights of Columbus Council 10668 at St. Francis by the Sea Church on Hilton Head Island or the Tunnel to Towers organization.