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Maureen Ann Donnelly

Roselle, New Jersey

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Maureen Ann "Moe" Donnelly, 59, of Roselle, N.J., passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, June 30, 2014, at Overlook Medical Center in Summit, N.J., after a brief battle with breast cancer. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend the funeral from the...

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Maureen is and will be remembered for making Penguin a special place in the publishing world To be totally human and to possess such a joyful spirit she was a gift to all who knew her. I can't think of another person who loved and was loved as much as dear Moe
All my love and condolances

How sad to return to Penguin from a two-week vacation and learn that Maureen had passed away in my absence. She was a wonderful person, always laughing and exchanging pleasantries. She embodied a very human attitude in the workplace. Now a flower stand from the funeral is set up outside her office door, a silent memorial to her long presence and a reminder of her absence. I mourn along with her family, friends, and other coworkers, and hope that all receive comfort from our shared grief. Her...

To Joe, Julia, Bridget and Maureen's Mother, sisters, Our thoughts are with you at this tragic time. We worked with her throughout the years in her publishing career and always found her to be a joy to work with and serve.

Auritt Communications Group

Dear Joe, Bridget and Julia. May God Bless You and your Family in this time of sorrow.

Any day with Maureen in it was a bright one. My condolences to her family and to those fortunate to have worked with her at Penguin.


My deepest sympathy to Joe, Julia, Bridget, Maureen's sisters and Mother, and the rest of her beloved family. I am so very sorry. Maureen was an incredibly remarkable, courageous, strong woman, her generous and loving spirit graced everyone she met, and I feel so very fortunate that our lives intersected so many years ago. A 21 year-old Maureen came to work as my assistant, her first job in publishing, at S & S. We have been friends ever since, and through the decades she has been...

Maureen was a wonderful person to work with and to know. Kind and sweet, and always friendly. She will be deeply missed.

My condolences to Janet and the family.

Dear Joe, Bridget and Julia,
When I moved to NYC in 1980 and got my first job at Penguin, Maureen immediately became my friend and mentor. Every day I looked forward to seeing her. She was selfless, fun, funny, and a consummate professional. I learned so many valuable life lessons from her. We kept in touch over the years and what I remember most was how her eyes sparkled when she told me stores about each of you. She loved you so much. Maureen was special and made the world a better...