Maureen A. McKenney, 62

Maureen McKenney

Maureen McKenney

BALDWIN — Maureen Ann “Mo” McKenney, 62, of Baldwin died on March 9, 2016, at Maine Medical Center in Portland after a long illness.

She was born in Portland on March 3, 1954, a daughter of Kenneth and Marilyn (Carver) O’Brien Sr. She attended Baldwin Consolidated School and graduated from Sacopee Valley High School in 1972. In her high school years she was a trumpet and baritone player when Mr. Dutil was band director. She admired his talents to no end.

She was a hard worker her whole life. She worked for 30 years at G.T.E. Sylvania in Standish. She later worked at the Barron Center in Portland in the food service department for several more years. She had also worked in the florist business with Larry Taylor part-time for several years. Maureen had formed a Red Hat Society at Market Square Nursing Home in South Paris during her stay there.

She volunteered at many functions at the Baldwin Consolidated School, especially while her son Ben attended, and volunteered at several soup kitchens when she could. She was a member of the Mt. Etna Junior Grange and taught Sunday School and sang in her earlier years at the Convene Nazarene Church in Sebago. She was involved with 4-H, enjoyed doing puzzles and going to yard sales, and was an avid antique and doll collector. Prior to having her stroke seven years ago and when she had full use of her right arm, she would dowse for water. She could usually tell someone how many feet before they could hit water and how many gallons a minute. People would often ask her to find missing items for them. She was always willing to help. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Besides her father, she was also predeceased by a sister, Melony Ann O’Brien, and a brother, Kevin Edward O’Brien. Surviving are her mother, Marilyn O’Brien of North Baldwin; her son, Benjamin McKenney and wife Jennifer of North Baldwin; three grandchildren: Cassidy Rae Decker, Emma Joy Raelynn McKenney and Myla Ann Pearl McKenney; a brother, Kenneth O’Brien Jr. and wife Colleen of Limington; three sisters: Candice O’Brien of Portland, Holly O’Brien of Limington and Britt Paulsen of the Country of Norway. Also sev- eral loving nieces and nephews and her longtime best friends, Joyce Chamberlain-Egge of South Carolina and Elaine Guptill Gammon of Limington.

An Open House Celebration of her Life, with refreshments, will be held on Saturday, March 19, from 12 noon to 3 p.m., at the Sebago Church of the Nazarene, 176 Sebago Road, Sebago. Online condolences may be expressed at: www.wnyfuneralhome.com

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: North Baldwin Auxiliary Flag Fund, c/o Marjorie Tripp, 11 Farm Rd., East Baldwin, ME 04024.

 

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