Maureen Frances Haigney (nee Walsh) passed away peacefully at the age of 84 on the evening of May 26, 2023 at Levine Dickson Hospice House in Huntersville, North Carolina.
Maureen was born April 30, 1939 in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY. She was the daughter of William and Mary Walsh and the youngest of her siblings William, Martin and Eileen Walsh. She attended Catholic parochial school (OLPH) and Fontbonne Hall, a prestigious Catholic women's high school. Maureen was a devoted Catholic throughout her entire life, regularly attending mass and serving Jesus Christ through her good works.
As a young woman, Maureen was well liked by her many friends, loved Irish music and Irish dancing, enjoyed playing games and attending family gatherings. She became a Columbiette, a woman's auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus. Her first job was as a clerk with Shell Oil company in NYC. In 1959, she joined Fireman's Fund Insurance company as an underwriter trainee and met her future husband, Raymond, at the annual Christmas party. They were married on September 23, 1961 and lived close to her nuclear family in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. She gave birth to her first son Martin in1962, who died two days later.
In 1963, they moved to Toms River, NJ where she gave birth to three more boys, the second of which also died shortly after birth. Five years later, they moved to Middletown, NJ, where she had her fifth son and raised her three living sons until 1984. While in NJ, Maureen again made many friends and was an active and devoted mother, participating in all of her sons' sports activities. Maureen could always be found on the sidelines, cheering enthusiastically for her boys.
The family moved to Parker, CO in 1984 due to her husband's job relocation for Citibank. There she studied to become a certified nursing assistant (CNA) and worked many years for a private family in Parker. She had many friends, with whom she loved to play Mahjong and take trips to Central City. During this time, the family enjoyed traveling, especially to all the western National Parks. In 2005, Maureen and her husband made their final move to Huntersville, NC to be close to their grandchildren.
Maureen is survived by her loving husband Raymond of nearly 62 years and her three sons Raymond, Daniel and Terence, her daughters-in-law Karen and Kimberly, and her four grandchildren Daniel, Lauren, Grant and Cole. She will be lovingly remembered for her generous heart, infectious laugh and her smile that could light up a room.
She will be cremated at Raymer and Kepner Funeral home with a memorial mass being planned at St. Mark's Catholic church in Huntersville, NC on her 62nd wedding anniversary date of September 23, 2023.
Memorial donations may be made in Maureen's name to:
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (www.Stjude.org)
Tunnels to Towers Foundation (www.t2t.org)
Levine & Dickson Hospice House
11900 Vanstory Dr.
Huntersville, NC 28078
Online condolences may be made at www.KepnerFH.com