HACKETT – Monica (née Smith)

Born on January 19, 1927. Passed away December 28, 2021.

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Monica on 28th December 2021 at Latrobe Regional Hospital, Traralgon after a short illness.

Born on the 19th January 1927, Monica was the daughter of Michael and Daisy May Smith and the wife of Desmond Hackett (all Dec). She was Mother of Bernard (Dec), John and Mary and Mother in Law of Margaret and Vivien, who, with Anne and Richard, are mourning her passing.

She was the beloved Garmie to her eight grandchildren and their partners, Leanne, Chris, Catherine, Darren, Stephen, Marcela, and Michelle, Lorcan, Joanne, Jessica, Rebecca, Andrew, and Joshua, and her great grandchildren Tayla, Jack, Aiden, Grace, Amelie, Ellyn and James, Flynn, Ana, Sam and Kira.

We shall miss our Garmie and wish her peace.


Funeral Notice
Sacred Heart Catholic Church Commercial Road , Morwell
Requiem Mass for the repose of the soul for  Mrs. Monica Hackett will be offered at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Commercial Road Morwell on Friday January 7th, 2022 commencing at 1.30pm.

The funeral will  leave the church at the conclusion of Mass for the Hazelwood Cemetery.

Monica's service will be live streamed to view the live stream

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  1. Rest In Peace dear Monica. Thank you for our phone chats, sorry we didn’t get a chance to get one more call in. Love Shirley xxx

    Shirley Prosser December 31, 2021
  2. Had many a laugh with Monicia at Cammies Cafe where she came regularly years ago ,always dressed so elegantly a true lady. Rest easy Monicia

    Jenny Bland January 2, 2022
  3. Rest In Peace Mum. Thank you for the phone chats we had.
    Love Anne

    Anne Connelly January 3, 2022
  4. Gorgeous Garmie, family not by blood but by choice. Most of my childhood memories include her smiling face and infectious laugh. Always interested in chatting to every person and making them feel important, Garmie was a true lady, accepting of everyone and willing to open her heart to all. What an incredible woman, lucky to have known her. The world will miss you Garmie xx

    Lara Richardson January 3, 2022
  5. To my very much loved mum in law, over 53 years since you welcomed me into your family. So many cherished memories. Thank you for everything and especially for being on the other end of the phone during the last two years. I will miss you. Love Marg xxo

    Margaret Hackett January 4, 2022
  6. A very special Aunty and Godmother. Will miss you and our long interesting, funny and informative phone chats. So many wonderful memories. A beautiful lady a wonderful life well lived. We are all richer for have known you. Rest peacefully Aunty Mon. Much love Leonie xx

    Leonie Sheriff January 4, 2022
  7. To our dear Aunty Mon,
    We have lovely memories of our visit a few years ago.
    We will miss our phone calls, Jo telling you to behave and you replying with that cheeky laugh.
    Sending you big bunches of blue flowers.
    Rest in peace.
    Love Joanne and Edward

    Jo and Ed Wright January 4, 2022
  8. To Mary my deepest sympathy losing Monica whom I have memories of her being an exceptional mother to you especially regarding your AmusA diploma.
    A perfect lady she was and please except my heartfelt sympathy
    Judy hall

    Judy hall January 6, 2022
  9. Rest In Peace dear Aunty Mon.
    I have many fond memories of you visiting Gran (Joyce) when I was a child. The two of you laughed and chatted like young ladies again. I will miss your sparkle!
    Lots of love, Kristin and family xxx

    Kristin Harrigan (Wright) January 6, 2022
  10. Rest In Peace
    Thinking of you all

    Margaret Callaughan January 7, 2022