Maureen T. (Shea) Wischerth

MILFORD, NH – Maureen T. (Shea) Wischerth, 86, passed away peacefully in the comfort of her own home with her family by her side. Born in Springfield on June 17, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Anastasia (Dromgoole) Shea. She attended Sacred Heart Elementary and high schools in Springfield and then continued her education at the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing. Maureen was employed as a Registered Nurse at Mercy Hospital and later worked many years for the American Red Cross. Moe was proud of her Irish heritage. Her mother was a native of Bridgetown, County Wexford, Ireland. Faith, family and friends were the cornerstones of Moe’s life. She was an active communicant in the various parishes she lived in, attending Daily Mass whenever she could. Moe was always there for her children, her grandchildren who brought her such joy, and for her extended family and friends. Moe was the one everyone went to when they needed prayers or a good laugh.

Maureen grew up in the Hungry Hill area of Springfield. She raised her 4 children and lived most of her adult life in Chicopee. More recently, she lived in Milford, NH. Maureen is survived by her brother, John D. (Donnie) Shea and Cheryl Soja of Florida, her four children, Billy Wischerth and Annie of Barnett, VT, Susan Hoar and Jack of Pembroke, MA, Patty Knowles and Mark of North Waterboro, ME, and Jo-Ann Wisniewski and Jon of Milford, NH and her grandchildren, Mike and Allyson, Matt and Marina, Luke, Cody and Kye.

The funeral was held on Friday, December 11, 2015 beginning at the Corridan Funeral Home, 333 Springfield St., Chicopee at 9 am followed at 10 am by the Funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Church, 395 Chestnut St., Springfield. Burial took place in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Chicopee Falls. Calling hours were held at the funeral home on Thursday from 4-7 p.m. Contributions in Maureen’s memory are requested to be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA, 01104-2396 or to Home Health and Hospice Care, 7 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH, 03054.