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McCARTHY, Maureen L.

(Mahoney) Of West Hartford, formerly of Boston and Scituate, MA died September 12, 2016. Maureen was born in Boston, daughter of the late Roland and Eleanor (Greaney) Mahoney. She was a graduate of Boston Teachers College, and taught kindergarten in Boston and Scituate. Once they moved to Connecticut, she was asked to create the first kindergarten curriculum for the School of St. Brigid, West Hartford where she taught for 15 years and retired as the school librarian.

She was a voracious reader that loved the The Red Sox, The Patriots and most important was the time spent in Scituate with family and walking Minot beach with Bob. She never missed a summer in Scituate and loved the annual cross country drives with Bob to San Diego every winter.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 59 years, Robert N. McCarthy and their two children, a son Peter G. McCarthy and his wife Linda of Shelter Island, NY; and daughter, Maura L. McCarthy and her husband Michael Rifkin of Frisco, CO; and the two joys of her life, granddaughters, Morgan and Kenna. She is also survived by two brothers Rev. Thomas F. Mahoney of San Diego, and Michael Mahoney and his wife Sarah of McClean, VA. She was predeceased by three brothers Mark, Roland Jr., John J. Mahoney, Esquire.

Friends may call on Thursday, September 15, from 4:00- 7:00pm at the Sheehan Hilborn Breen Funeral Home, 1084 New Britain Ave., West Hartford. The funeral procession will be on Friday, at 9:30am from the funeral home with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00am at St. Brigid Church, West Hartford. Friends and family are welcomed to the Graveside Service and burial celebrated on Saturday, September 17, at 12:00 (noon) at St. Mary's Cemetery, Meeting House Lane, Scituate, MA 02066. Online condolences please visit: www.SheehanHilbornBreen.com
Published in The Boston Globe on Sept. 14, 2016
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