Maureen M. Sickinger, age 67, passed away at her home on Wednesday, September 18, 2019.
Beloved wife of William M. Sickinger.
Survived by son, Steven Sickinger (Jessica); brother, Patrick J. McMahon,; sisters, Lisa Ellard and Marilyn Meyer (Barry); granddaughter, Audrey Sickinger.
Preceded in death by her mother, Elizabeth “Betty” McMahon; father, Patrick J. McMahon,Jr; daughter Catherine Elizabeth Sickinger and grandson, Jack Thomas Sickinger.
Maureen was a graduate of St. Mary’s Dominican High School in New Orleans, and received a business degree from the University of New Orleans in 1973. She was extremely active in her church and parish for many years, serving on the church committee and as a eucharistic minister at St. Philip Neri in Metairie. She received the prestigious Order Of St. Louis from the Archbishop of New Orleans for outstanding contributions to the local church community.
She loved to sing and to play the guitar, winning many talent shows amongst her peers at Dominican, performing both solo and in a duo act called “The Pastels.”
Maureen was a devout Catholic, with a particularly strong faith in the Blessed Mother. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, and helping to care for her granddaughter Audrey.
She enjoyed traveling with her husband Bill whenever she could, and loved taking trips to both the east and west coasts during fall. Maureen took great pride in her work at the Dept. of Veterans Affairs, which enabled her to truly make a positive difference in the lives of many military veterans.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass at Greenwood Funeral Home, 5200 Canal Blvd. in New Orleans, on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 12:30 PM. Visitation will begin at 10:30 AM. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Society.