Maureen Carol (Maher) Witek, 85, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on June 9, 2020, surrounded by her family. Maureen, a lifelong resident of Holyoke, was the daughter of the late John Maher and Esther Obuchowski. She attended Sacred Heart Schools where she graduated in 1953. She then went on to work for Greater Holyoke Medical Associates and the late Dr. William Dean. She retired in 1997. Maureen was predeceased by her husband Frederick in 2015 and her sister Pat in 2016.
Maureen was proud to be a resident of Holyoke, one of her favorite events was the Saint Patrick’s Day Road Race which she attended for many years, cheering on everyone that crossed the finish line whether she knew them or not. She was a great friend to all animals, there were several dogs and cats that have kept her company in her lifetime. She ventured to France with friends, Alaska with her husband, Hawaii with her sister and could be found at The Cape every summer with her friend Janice and their families. She loved the Red Sox and NE Patriots but she could also be found rooting for the Baltimore Ravens.
Maureen loved to read, and was always willing to share the latest book she had read. On Tuesdays you could find her at the Holyoke Senior Center playing Mah Jongg and socializing with friends. Maureen is survived by her sister Jackie Calkins and her husband John of Maryland, her son John, his wife Diana and her grandson Matthew of Virginia, her son Stephen who was her caregiver, several nieces and nephews and her grandniece Erin Brady. Funeral Services for Maureen will be conducted in the Fall. A full obituary will appear in The Republican prior to the service.
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