City of Oaks Funeral Home & Cremation

Arthur Ira Monegain

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 75.
Died 02/11/2023.

Arthur Ira Monegain
Arthur Ira Monegain
1947 - 2023

Arthur ("Art") Ira Monegain, age 75, of Raleigh, NC passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 11, 2023.

Arthur was born in Chicago, IL in 1947 to Marion and Irene Monegain. He graduated from Harrison High School in Chicago. Many years later while visiting his brother Marty, he had the pleasure of meeting a former teacher who he greeted by his first name. His teacher responded by telling Art to call him Mister and Art’s response to that was well you can call me Dr. Monegain. They both laughed and reminisced. Arthur was a master at turning the tables. Arthur served in the U.S. Army. He was a veteran of the Vietnam war and after his honorable discharge he returned to college. Arthur earned both the Bachelor of Science degree and Masters of Science in Education degree from Northern Illinois University. Arthur was also awarded the degree of Master of Science in Communication from Northwestern University. Arthur got his love for education from his mother, Irene. She beamed with pride while watching him walk across the stage to receive his Doctor of Education from North Carolina State University.

Arthur devoted his life to the education and development of others. Arthur lived an active life. He was a runner, an excellent tennis player and he was a certified scuba diver, but most of all he loved animals, especially dogs. Art had a dog named Keena, she was an Alaskan Malamute. He took her everywhere; he called her his therapist.

Arthur was preceded in death by his parents Marion Monegain and Irene Harris.

Arthur is survived by his wife Theresa Paparella and brothers Marty (Louise) Monegain, Ronald (Clara) Monegain, and their families.

Although Art had no children of his own, he had many nieces and nephews that he loved spending time with. His nieces and nephews thought him to be their "cool uncle". They loved when he came around. His presence guaranteed fun and laughter. He had a very special relationship with his niece Doreen who predeceased him in November 2022.

Having married into a family with more than 20 nieces and nephews, Arthur was in his element. As an educator in life, he enjoyed watching each one grow and flourish.

His family and friends will remember is radiant smile and optimistic approach to life.

Services will be determined at a later time. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Anti-Cruelty Society (

For additional information or for service details, please reach out to the family directly.

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Apples to Apples

Just like all other licensed funeral homes in North Carolina, City of Oaks Cremation, LLC is regulated by the NC Board of Funeral Service.

The same laws that apply to the big corporate funeral homes also apply to the modest independently owned firms like ours. All crematories in North Carolina, regardless of who owns them, are inspected annually by the state and must adhere to the same rules and laws.

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Our staff will provide clear communication to your family through each step as we move forward from the original phone call notifying us of a death to the time we deliver the urn back to your family. We will treat your family with the utmost respect, as we honor the wishes of your loved one.

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Our Funeral Home is located in Wake County NC; however, we provide our services to families throughout the entire State.

Unlike other funeral homes, we don't charge an additional mileage fee. Regardless of what county you live in, we can help your family with making simple, affordable funeral arrangements. From Asheville to Wilmington, we're proud to help families statewide.

Our Services

Direct Cremation


Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. We include everything you need for a simple or direct cremation. Simple, affordable and reliable. We have not changed the cost of our direct cremation service since we opened City of Oaks in 2012.

Cremation with Solidified Remains


We offer the option of choosing how you receive your loved ones remains. Selecting our Direct Cremation with Solidified Remains option is a beautiful way to transform cremated remains into 40-60 “stones” that you can hold.

Cremation with Visitation


City of Oaks Funeral Home and Cremation provides an affordable cremation option with onsite visitation. Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. Simple, affordable and reliable.

Immediate Burial


An immediate burial has the same end result as a traditional burial; however, we have eliminated the extra (sometimes unnecessary) services prior to getting to the cemetery. Not everyone wants an open casket for viewing or a limousine for the family. Despite the term immediate, we can move as fast as you need or as slow as you like. This option simply allows you to save money by eliminating some of the fancy extras at the funeral home.

Traditional Funeral


We offer the same traditional funeral services as the big corporately owned funeral homes in the area; however, we cost about half the amount. You might consider a traditional funeral service if your family is looking for an open casket visitation, a traditional church service or a funeral service in the funeral home's chapel. A traditional funeral service can be altered to fit the needs of your family.

Green Burial


This establishment is one of a select number of funeral homes who meet the criteria for providing green funeral service by the Green Burial Council; a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization working to encourage environmentally sustainability in the field of funeral service. Our Green options allow for a funeral to take place without the use of toxic and non-biodegradable materials/chemicals.



As an alternative to traditional cremation, City of Oaks Funeral Home also offers Aquamation. The Aquamation process, often referred to as alkaline hydrolysis, uses a solution of water and potassium hydroxide to facilitate natural decomposition.

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