Marie Kissane Maurer, age 86, passed away peacefully Monday, June 23, 2014. Born in Newark NJ on March 1, 1928 she was the daughter of the late Raymond Kissane and Rose Ryan Kissane. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Arthur W. Maurer; son, Kevin A. Maurer; and sister, Rosemary K. Brown.
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She graduated Suma cum Laude from Seton Hall University. As a Primary School teacher at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School, she dedicated her life to the education of her students. She nurtured and influenced the lives of many children over her 30 years of teaching. After her retirement, she remained dedicated to activities at the church.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her daughter by choice, Aggie Murphy (Lee Pirkey) of Rocky Mount; and her wonderful friends that she cherished deeply.
The family will receive friends from 6:00pm to 7:30pm with a rosary at 6:45pm on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. A Funeral Mass will be held 10:00am Friday morning at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with Father Tim Meares celebrating. Burial will follow at Edgecombe Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Brianna McLaughlin Scholarship Fund, c/o Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School, 315 Hammond Street, Rocky Mount NC 27803.
The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Autumn Care and especially her loving caregivers for all the kindness and support shown to Miss Marie during her stay.
Arrangements entrusted to Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home, 1130 N. Winstead Avenue, Rocky Mount NC 27804. You may share memories and condolences with the family by visiting www.wheelerwoodlief.com.
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Published in Rocky Mount Telegram on June 25, 2014