Noah Christian McMonigal

Noah Christian McMonigal, affectionately known as “Bug”, age 8, of 121 Willow Road, St. Marys, earned his angel wings and passed away peacefully with family surrounding him on December 24, 2019.

He was born on April 27, 2011, in DuBois, son of Christian and Jennifer Belsole McMonigal, who survive.

Noah attended school at home in his therapy room instructed by several dedicated and loving therapists who came to be part of his family. He possessed a beautiful soul filled with a determined spirit, strength, unconditional love, and innocence. During his short time on earth, he touched countless lives and warmed many hearts with his big blue eyes, endless eyelashes, and thick luscious hair. The tireless, loving, and selfless devotion from his nurses was heartwarming and embraced by Noah every day. He enjoyed doing crafts with his teacher, Melinda, and his weekly massage with Becky. Horseback riding, swimming, sitting by the fire, and sunny days lounging on his deck were some of his favorite activities. He also loved going on Ranger rides with his PaPa, Grammie, and his dog Snickers. He looked forward to his daily visits from his PaPa Butch and his trips to the Benedum Center for musicals with his family. His favorite time was spent in his mommy’s arms and he really enjoyed “Guy” time with his daddy!

In addition to his parents, Noah is survived by his maternal grandparents, G.T. and Debbie Umbaugh Belsole of St. Marys; his paternal grandfather, Christ McMonigal of Greencastle, PA; his paternal grandmother, Linda Ferruzzi McMonigal of Philipsburg, PA; his maternal great-grandmother, Rose Belsole of St. Marys; maternal great-grandfather, John Umbaugh of St. Marys; and by several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Noah was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandfather, Michael Belsole; his maternal great-grandmother, Josephine Umbaugh; paternal great-grandparents, Christ and Donna McMonigal; and paternal great-grandparents, William and Adeline Ferruzzi.

There will be no visitation

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass celebrating Noah’s life in the Queen of the World Church on Saturday, December 28, 2019, at 11:00 AM with Rev. Jeffery Noble, Pastor, officiating and Father Kurt Belsole, OSB concelebrating.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to Ronald McDonald House, 451 44th Street, Pittsburgh, PA  15201.

Glenn and Angie Vollmer December 25, 2019 at 9:27 pm

Sending our deepest sympathies to your family. Our hearts reach out to you. We hope you find comfort in your memories and strength in God. God Bless you all!
Our deepest sympathies and love to you all!

Vivian McMonigal December 25, 2019 at 9:58 pm

Noah was my great nephew whom I never got to meet personally but I felt that I new him thru his pictures. Those big beautiful eyes and beautiful long lashes. His parents were the best parents any little boy could asked for. He was loved unconditionally. He is now a little angel of God may he rest.

Marsha December 25, 2019 at 10:30 pm

My sincere condolences to everyone. May you find the strength you need in the upcoming days and months.

Diane & Mick December 25, 2019 at 10:48 pm

He will forever be a child of God! It’s never goodbye… it’s until we meet again. God Bless You! My heartbreak is understood as a mom who has lost a child. Hugs to all of you! Hold your head high and look to the Lord Jesus Christ! We may never understand why until we meet again!
Love,
Diane, Mick, and Alyssa

Linda Williams December 26, 2019 at 7:40 am

Christy and Jen….I am so very sorry for your loss of Noah. He couldn’t have had better parents. Know that little Noah is a sweet Angel looking over you! He is at piece, no more. pain or struggles. He has gone home. You have your wonderful memories of little Noah to comfort you!
Love, Great Aunt Linda
Gainesville, Va.

Curt & Barb Brennen December 26, 2019 at 8:18 am

Our condolences to you and your family. Heaven got another angel.

Agnes Sue & Steven E Swords December 26, 2019 at 9:19 am

We’re so sorry for your loss. Please accept our condolences. God is watching over your little angel.

Donna & Bill Shook December 26, 2019 at 10:53 am

Very sorry for your loss. He is in the Lord’s arms at peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, GOD BLESS, Your patients at Potter Central Health Donna & Bill Shook.

Merri Shrefler December 26, 2019 at 11:00 am

Jen and Christian,
I have no words to comfort you. I just want to thank you for allowing me to be part of Noah’s life and help him…..even though that little guy was completely a wet noodle EVERY time I came to see him! My job gives me a great privilege to touch special children’s lives every day! He has touched so many people in so many ways ….we are all blessed to have known him! May he be with you and give you his incredible strength as you try to move forward. Take comfort in knowing that you gave him a world filled with unconditional love and self sacrifice. I have never met a more devoted family in all my years as a therapist. Noah was blessed to have you. Sending many hugs and prayers to you! God Bless…Merri Shrefler

Marlene Thomas December 26, 2019 at 11:54 am

I am so very sorry for your loss. May God be with you and keep you at this very difficult time. Am praying for you all.

Rebecca Krug December 26, 2019 at 1:30 pm

Dear Noah’s family,
You have my deepest sympathy during this time of need. May you find comfort and peace as you fondly remember loving moments of Noah. Please know that you have a loving angel guiding you here on Earth. I have 2 beautiful memories that I’d like to share with you: seeing Noah in his Orange Kindergarten shirt for the first time on my phone that you kindly sent to me; and, having the class sing Happy Birthday to him on video. He touched many lives at such a young age, and it was a privilege and honor to be a part of his public education.
Please take care and know that you are all in my prayers and thoughts.
Sincerely,
Mrs. Rebecca Krug
SSMSES Kindergarten Teacher

Leona L Hilfiger December 26, 2019 at 1:36 pm

Chris,
So sorry to hear this, especially during the Holidays. I will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Gil & Krista Frame December 26, 2019 at 2:06 pm

Gil and I are so sorry to hear the loss of your young son… we had no idea he was ill. It’s truly the worst pain. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and praying God gives you comfort soon… so incredibly sorry. Sincerely, Gil & Krista Frame

June Weisner December 26, 2019 at 3:23 pm

My prayers are with you.

Tracy Leet December 26, 2019 at 5:13 pm

Love, prayers and light to all.

Colleen DeBoer December 27, 2019 at 12:32 am

I am so deeply sorry to hear of the passing of your son. Praying for you and your family.

Carol Goodenough December 27, 2019 at 9:20 am

Sending prayers for comfort and strength as you go through this chapter of life. God bless you all. Carol & Jeffrey, patients from Gold.

Pastor Eric Kessel December 27, 2019 at 9:32 am

No words can express the sorrow that is felt at the loss of a child. My prayers are with you and I am so sorry. I pray God’s peace and comfort surround you during this time of pain and grief.

Jim and Laura DeLullo & Family December 27, 2019 at 2:24 pm

Our deepest sympathies go out to All of little Noah’s family. May the Lord grant you strength, peace and comfort in this oh so difficult time of great sadness.

Jodie Nichols December 27, 2019 at 3:42 pm

Chris and Family,
Sending my deepest condolences and prayers for all of you.
Jodie Nichols and family

Mark and Michele Kinley December 30, 2019 at 4:51 pm

May your loving memories sustain you through this difficult time. With our deepest sympathies and warmest thoughts.

John Jeselnick December 31, 2019 at 11:38 pm

Noah’s parents and family,
God has welcomed you to heaven, and my mother has joined you recently as an angel, to sing for us. Wishes for Peace and love are extended to Noah and his family.

Rick & Shona Graves January 7, 2020 at 10:55 am

We wanted to send our thoughts and prayers to you and your families. God is blessed with another beautiful soul…..so sorry…..

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