Maureen was my cousin by marriage to my first cousin, Joe. About 15 years ago she and Joe and I and my husband, Ted, renewed our family ties. Getting to know Maureen at that point in our lives was a great gift, rather like finding a lost sister and a best girlfriend. Aside from our lazy days enjoying the Vermont countryside, I could always count on thoughful and insightful thinking via her emails so she never felt far away...and she wrote lovingly of Joe, Chris, Tracy, Matthew & Patrick so we always felt in touch with this branch of our family.
We made some farmer's market trips, museum trips, and she always had an eye for something that I might have overlooked, she never missed a thing! So now we will honor her memory as we indeed miss her, but I believe in my heart that she walks with us, and will never leave her entire family's side.