Maureen Murphy Kenefick, 68


March 27, 1955 – April 25, 2023

Maureen Murphy Kenefick, aged 68, of New Canaan; beloved wife, mother and grandmother, died following a brief struggle with brain cancer in her beloved thatch cottage in Ireland surrounded by her family.

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She was born in Rolla, Missouri, to James Murphy and Maryann Murphy. Maureen was a Registered Nurse for more than 40 years and spent over three decades at Stamford Hospital working on Labor and Delivery, in Case Management and on Maternity. In the last few years of her career she served as a school nurse at several schools in the Darien Public School system.

Her true passion in life was caring for others, which was not confined to her work as a nurse. She gave birth to her son Hugo in 1989 and while she had a strong career in healthcare, it came far behind the care and love she showed him and her family. She happily spent her retirement taking care of her adored and adorable grandchildren, Erin and Charlotte. “Mimi” and her girls had the most special bond, built off of blissful days filled with adventures and unconditional love.

She loved all animals, especially horses, which she enjoyed riding and always kept as a part of her life. Her adventurous spirit led her to many travels, her favorite being Ireland, where she maintained a 300 year old thatched cottage that was her heart and second home. She loved entertaining and warmly hosting family and friends. She was an extraordinary baker, and enjoyed sharing her treats with those she loved.

She received an exceptional outpouring of support over her final months, which was a testament to the expanse of her love’s reach, and the number of people she touched over the years.

She was predeceased by her parents and her brothers Jimmy Murphy and Terry Murphy. She is survived by her husband Dr. Timothy Kenefick, son Hugo Fueglein Jr., daughter-in-law Colleen Fueglein, grandchildren Erin and Charlotte, stepson Daniel Kenefick, his wife Madeleine Weingarten, their son Hector Kenefick, stepdaughter Aubrey Kenefick, her husband Alex Meyer and two sisters and their husbands Dawn and George Deehan and Jennifer and Todd Wikman.

Services will be held Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 10:30 AM at Talmadge Hill Community Church, 870 Hollow Tree Ridge Road, Darien, CT.

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