Maureen Legay
1937 - 2021
May 22, 1937
April 10, 2021
Maureen E. (Shea) Legay, 83

Worcester - Maureen E. (Shea) Legay, 83 of Worcester, passed after a period of declining health at St. Mary's Health Care Center.

Maureen was born in Bronx, New York, a daughter of the late Irish Immigrants Dennis and Elizabeth (Lynch) Shea. She worked as a medical secretary in the cardiology and nuclear medicine departments for St. Vincent's Hospital for 51 years, a job she loved before her retirement and later volunteered there for many years after that. Maureen lived most of her life in Shrewsbury and Worcester. She loved traveling to New York City, Gloucester, and New Hampshire for concerts, Broadway shows and relaxing on the beach.

Maureen's leaves her husband of 47 years, William L. Legay; a brother, Dennis Shea of Worcester; two sisters, Kathleen Shea of Worcester and Joanne Fitzgibbons of Yarmouth. She also leaves several nieces and nephews.

Maureen's husband would like to extend a grateful thank you to Kevin and Tracy Greene for coming to their aid when they needed the help as well as St. Mary's Healthcare Center for the excellent care Maureen received.

A period of calling hours will be held on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 from 10:30-11:00 am with a memorial service immediately at 11:00 am in the MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation St., Worcester. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Townsend, MA. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider making a donation in Maureen's name to a No Kill Animal Shelter of your choice.

Masks and social distancing will be mandatory at the funeral home and burial during the services.

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Published by Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Apr. 15 to Apr. 18, 2021.
Calling hours
10:30a.m. - 11:00a.m.
Mercadante Funeral Home & Chapel
370 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA 01605
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370 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA 01605
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My mother and I want to share our condolences on the passing of Maureen. She was the kindest, gentlest, caring person. A true inspiration and role model for all. She worked with my Dad for many years. My fondest memories of Maureen was when my three brothers and sister and I were home for the summer alone and invariably there would be a fight or disagreement. We would call my dad and she would answer the phone. She usually was able to resolve all the problems without even telling my dad. What a wonderful, cheerful lady!

Mary and Theresa Trainor
Mary Trainor Fox
April 19, 2021
Maureen was an example of both courage and kindness. She was a great lady and a wonderful friend. We will miss her and never forget her. Our deepest sympathy to Bill and all of Maureen´s family. The MacNeil family
Susan MacNeil
April 19, 2021
Bill I so enjoyed visiting with you and Maureen at the wex. Always a fun time with a wonderful couple. Maureen is with the angels! All my best
Cathy Morrissey
April 18, 2021
Bill-I´m so sorry to hear this. I have so many great memories of sitting with you both at Dino´s when I lived in Worcester, and then our catch ups when I would be back home. I always looked forward to going to Dino´s because I knew I would see Maureen and you there. Please know that we will keep Maureen and you close in our thoughts and prayers. The Kirkendall Family.
David Kirkendall
April 16, 2021
I am so sorry for the loss of Maureen. She was a delightful lady! Loved talking to her and William when they came in to the Millbury Reliant - she was a firecracker! They loved their Wexford House. May she rest in peace, she was a very special lady.
April 16, 2021
Bill Sorry to hear of Maureen´s passing. We will remember her and also you in our mass and prayers. Best Rosie and Tom
Rosie and Tom Donahue
April 15, 2021
Dear Bill, Our sincere sympathy to you. We enjoyed seeing you and Maureen at dinner and will keep you in our prayers.
Bill,Nancy,and Kate Massey
April 15, 2021
Bill, so very sorry for your loss, miss seeing you in the neighborhood
George LaConte
April 15, 2021
I’ll miss you Maureen. Fly with the Angels. It was a pleasure to be your friend. ❤
Dawn Light
April 14, 2021