Ashby Carter Moncure, MD, born on December 27,1934, died August 22,2021 under the care of hospice. He was born in Richmond, Virginia, son of Powhatan and Maude Carley Moncure. Dr. Moncure entered the University of Virginia in 1953 and during his third year became a member of the Raven Society. He entered medical school in 1956 and was elected to the Medical Honorary Society, Alpha Omega Alpha. He graduated from medical school in 1960 and entered surgical training at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He served in the United States Army as a Captain from 1962–1964. Dr. Moncure completed his training as Chief Resident in Surgery at Massachusetts General in 1968. Dr. Moncure established a busy medical practice in thoracic and vascular surgery at M.G.H. over the remaining 35 years becoming Clinical Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and Senior Surgeon at M.G.H. During this time, he authored or co-authored 125 scientific publications. An avid sports fan, he was team physician for the Boston Bruins Hockey Team for 34 consecutive seasons.
Dr. Moncure served as president of the Boston Surgical Society, New England Surgical Society, and the Eastern Surgical Society. He was a fellow of The American Surgical Association, The American College of Surgeons, and a member of The American Association of Thoracic Surgery and The Society for Vascular Surgery. He moved to The Landings in Savannah GA in 2011 where he lived with his wife Annie. Dr. Moncure was preceded in death by wives, Patricia Leighton Moncure and Margot Graham Moncure.
Surviving is his wife, Annie Stanton Moncure of Savannah; three daughters, Diana Carley Moncure, Ann Marie Moncure-Decaen (Jeffrey), and Elizabeth Moncure Rowe; son, Ashby C. Moncure; seven grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held on September 3, 2021 at 1pm, at Aquia Episcopal Church Cemetery, 2938 Jefferson Davis Highway, Stafford, Virginia 22554.
Wonderful man in all ways
- Lytle, Chagrin Falls, Ohio
I was a general surgical resident at Massachusetts General Hospital from 1982 to 1988. Dr. Moncure was beloved and admired by all of the general surgical residents because of his precise surgery, his wonderful teaching, and his kind and nurturing personality. He will be missed. My sympathies to the family.
- Hal Walters, Manchester, Michigan
My heartfelt condolences to Dr Moncure. I recall the good times spent at the Moncure family home on Plain rd Wayland. Ashby Moncure jr your friends think of you at the time of your fathers passing. May the Lord provide peace and comfort. and healing to your family.
- The Scott family of Sudbury, Sudbury, Ma