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Maureen Heagney

Branchburg - Maureen Heagney, 92 of Branchburg, NJ, passed away on Friday, February 7th, 2020. One of twelve children, Maureen, daughter of Kieran and Elizabeth, was born and raised near the Shannon River in the Clonmacnoise region of County Offaly, Ireland.

Following in the footsteps of her brother, Joseph, she came to New York City in the 1960's to pursue the American Dream, taking on positions in the Telephone and Airline industry. She met her beloved husband, Hugh, at an Irish dance in New York City. They raised a family in New York, New Jersey, and Ireland while Maureen, the consummate homemaker, worked part-time for the Bridgewater-Raritan Board of Education. She generously received and hosted others, returning to Ireland on occasion to visit with friends and relatives and enjoy the Craic and storytelling of the island.

Maureen was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church in Bridgewater, NJ. She loved gardening, being outdoors, cooking, and the comedy of political opinion programs. She was known for her Irish Lasagna and soda-bread, her quick wit, and her ready recitation of poetry and traditional song. Maureen was dedicated to her family and her faith. If not already feeling blessed in her presence, one may have received a parting blessing of holy-water itself as she had such a love for others.

Maureen was predeceased by her husband, Hugh, and her siblings: Angela, Eilish, Joseph, Kieran, Martin, Oliver, Patrick, Phyllis, Pauline, and Theresa. Surviving are her son, Hugh Patrick, his wife Gretchen and grandson, Declan of Pohatcong, NJ; her devoted daughter Lisa, of Branchburg; and her sister, Rosaline of Ireland.

A funeral mass will take place at 10:00AM on Wednesday, February 12th at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 500 US 22 Bridgewater, NJ. Burial will follow in St. Bernard Cemetery. Arrangements by Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home, Somerville. To send condolences to the family, visit
Published in Courier News from Feb. 8 to Feb. 10, 2020
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