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Life Story: Maureen McCallion; Elementary And Middle School Teacher

Maureen McCallion, of Somerset, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on July 17.

Beloved daughter, sister and aunt, Maureen was born in Long Island City, Queens but lived most of her life in Metuchen.

Maureen attended St. Francis of Assisi School in Metuchen and St. Mary’s High School in Perth Amboy. She graduated from Glassboro State College (now Rowan University) and obtained her master’s degrees from Kean University.

Maureen was blessed with a long career teaching elementary and middle school in the South River School District. After retirement, Maureen moved to Somerset where she delighted in an active social life with her treasured friends. Maureen enjoyed spending time with her beloved nieces and nephews, shopping with her mother, and participating in her many clubs and groups in her community at Somerset Run. She was also an active member of St. Matthias Roman Catholic Church.

Maureen was predeceased by her loving father John McCallion. She is survived by her devoted mother Elizabeth McCallion of Somerset, brother Kevin McCallion and his wife Chris of Lincroft, sister Kerrie Cummins and her husband Tom of Bridgewater, her cherished nephews and nieces, Finnbar, Katie, Christy, Sarah, Erin, Kristen, James, Jack, and Joe, as well as many cousins and other relatives.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with the family on Sunday, July 22, from 3-7 PM at the Gleason Funeral Home in Somerset, NJ. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM, Monday, July 23 at St. Matthias Church in Somerset. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Piscataway. Please consider a contribution in Ms. McCallion’s name to Memorial Sloan Kettering at https://giving.mskcc.org/ways-to-give.

 

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