Maureen, 72, sadly passed away on September 12th after a bravely fought battle against cancer. Mo was born in London, England in January 1949 and at the age of 24 came to the USA, as many before her had, to live the American dream. Mo started her new life in Ohio where she spent many happy years before moving on to Washington D.C., Virginia, and Illinois before finally settling in Vero Beach.
In her younger years she worked as a Legal Secretary but after marrying and giving birth to her only daughter, Abbey, she chose the role of homemaker – something she excelled at. Mo was a wonderfully talented artist and creator of all kinds. From sewing and quilting to painting and jewelry-making, she was truly gifted. Everywhere she lived she brought the community together by organizing and supporting groups such as euchre, gardening, and bridge. Those who were fortunate enough to be invited to her home will testify that she really was the ‘hostess with the mostest’. From hors d’oeuvres to entrees her cooking skills were superb. Even after a few cocktails she could still serve up a mouth wateringly delicious Beef Wellington. Her family and friends knew her to be vibrant, generous, and quick-witted. Mo also loved animals and was a proud mom to many over the years, most recently to her two cats Felix and Oscar.
She is survived by her daughter, Abbey Vanderwoude; son, Matthew Neil Wright; grandson, Benjamin Bryan-Bennett; sister, Rita Wilsher; and brother, Len Bennett. Mo will be greatly missed by her family and the many close friends she has made over the years.
A private celebration of life will be held locally in Vero Beach on October 16th to commemorate Mo’s life.
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