Franciscan Home Care names patio in memory of nurse

Mary Ellen Moniz Patio

MERIDEN (05-27-2010) – The staff of Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care recently dedicated a newly built patio in memory of Mary Ellen Moniz who worked as a nurse for the agency. Following Mrs. Moniz's death from multiple myeloma in November of 2008, fellow nurses wanted to remember her in a special way. Sister Suzanne Gross, Administrator, said that "the idea of a patio where staff members can enjoy a break, have meetings or share lunch was a wonderful way to remember Mary Ellen." O&G Industries graciously donated the pavers for the project. Mary Ellen's husband, Ray Moniz, was present at the dedication prayer service.