Maureen Margaret Fitzgerald R.N.

February 22, 1943 to June 26, 2023


Maureen passed away peacefully on Monday, June 26th, 2023 at St. Luke’s Home in the presence of her devoted brother Philip, his wife, Patsy, and Maureen’s dear friend Jo (Wade) Power.  She was also surrounded by many of the wonderful staff of Cabot Ward whom the family would like to acknowledge for the exceptional love and care given to Maureen during her time there.


Maureen graduated from St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse in 1964 and she was so very proud of this accomplishment.  She also obtained her Higher Local in music and taught music privately in her home town when her nursing career was prematurely interrupted due to illness.  Maureen’s illness marked the end of her nursing days but through all her suffering she retained a keen mind and phenomenal memory.  She was a great conversationalist and could be relied on for factual information.


Maureen is predeceased by her parents, Margaret (Kavanagh) and Philip as well as her brother Myles.  She leaves to mourn with precious memories of their only sister, her brothers Philip (Patsy Ridgley) St. John’s, NL and Barry in Ontario.  Also mourning is her dear friend Jo (Wade) Power, R.N., her nursing colleague who became her steadfast friend for life.  Jo’s kindness was unyielding and meant the world to Maureen.


Cremation has taken place.  At Maureen’s request, there will be no visitation or service, and flowers are gratefully and gracefully declined.  Maureen will be laid to rest with her loving mother, Margaret, on Bell Island at a later date.


“Long after the sun has set it’s warmth lingers on earth.”



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My condolence and prayers to Maureen’s family. I knew Maureen growing up on Bell Island. A wonderful person.
Thelma (Power) Sullivan

WE did not stay in touch, perhaps on the other side we will meet again.. I so fondly remember our school days. Our music lessons etc. Rest in peace old friend.
Madonna ( Murphy) Pumphrey

Phil and Patsy,
Our thoughts and prayers are with at this difficult time.
Deepest sympathy to you on the lost of your loved one.

Marie & Fred Barrett

So sorry to hear of Maireen’s passing.. I have many good memories of Maureen.
Thinking of you all at this sad time.
Love Kelly Ann xo

So sad to hear of Maureen’s passing. Special prayers and condolences to her family. RIP

Phill my deepest sympathy in hearing the loss of your
dear sister Maureen she was a lovely lady.
Peace be with you and your brother Barry..
Rest In peace dear cousin Maureen
Fly with the Angels..
Forever remembered .

Phill j my deepest sympathy! Just today I heard of Maureen’s death & many fond memories rise up to bless me .. i just loved this beautiful ,brilliant and charming woman and am so grateful that our paths . crossed..
You so loved your only sister Phil & she felt that love……I know because she told me on one occasion..
Peace to you @ this time of grief!
May you now rest in the Eternal Embrace of the One who holds you in Love &Light! Maureen .

Maureen, you suffered much and touched the hearts of all who had the pleasure of knowing you. We are so glad you have found sweet peace at last. You were a kind and gentle soul, almost sinless and if sins you had they were in putting everyone else before yourself. We will miss you, our dear and special cousin. Condolences to Philip and Patsy, Barry, and, of course, Jo. Lovingly remembered by Justin and Flo

Maureen, I will miss our chats and your sense of humor. You always had a smile and a story to share. May you fly high with the angels ,now that you are out of pain. See you on the other side, my friend….