Mona L. Head, age 59, of Summerhill, NY passed away on Saturday August 19, 2017.
Mona was born on January 1, 1958 in Cortland, NY and was the youngest child of the late Richard A. and Marguerite E. (Barrows) Clark. She is survived by her husband of 16 years, James E. Head, her children, Nick (Sophia) Darling, Toni (Matt) Johnston, Sara (Trevor Smith) Montgomery, Susie (Steve) Mateunas, Sally (Mike) Carson, Jason (Amy) Head, Derrick (Cory) Head and 16 grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers, Wayne (Sharon) and Fred (Connie) Clark, her three nephews and their families
She was a lifelong resident of Groton, attended Groton Central Schools and had been employed with Smith Corona for several years before working the last 20 years at Transonic Systems Inc. in Ithaca. In her youth, Mona was a dancer and enjoyed horseback riding. She and her cousin, Tina, spent much time together during the summers. Her passion for farms was apparent through her various cow collections, which translated in life as she regularly wrangled cows with her son, Nick
Mona was a loving mother and grandmother. Throughout their youth, she avidly watched her children, Nick, Toni, Sara and Susie participate in various sports. She supported all her children through graduations, careers, weddings and the births of her grandchildren. One of her greatest joys was being a grandmother; her grandchildren adored her. They loved her back itches, her taste for fried green tomatoes, her homemade tarts, and her support at their sport games. Most importantly, she was always there for them.
Mona met her husband, James, bowling and they married on September 15, 2001. They enjoyed watching western movies, competing over playing solitaire and card games, watching their grandchildren grow and taking care of their pets. Together they balanced and fused their families.