Maureen Elizabeth Cremmins
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Maureen Elizabeth Cremmins
  • February 4, 1957 - December 17, 2017
  • Stafford, Virginia

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Maureen Elizabeth Cremmins, 60, of Stafford passed away at Stafford Hospital Center on Sunday, December 17, 2017.
She is survived by her sister, Claire Chapman; four brothers, Richard, Patrick, Neil, and Kevin Cremmins. She was a devoted and beloved aunt for numerous nieces and nephews, including Rob, Vicki, Betty, Loretta, Jimmy, Danny, Trisha, Mark, Brian, Kaitlin, Christina, Gabriel and Theo.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Cornelius and Elizabeth Cremmins; sister, Bernadette Cremmins; and brother, Dennis Cremmins.
Maureen was a proud and dedicated teacher for more than 35 years. After beginning her career in New York, she relocated to Virginia where she became a part of the faculty at Widewater Elementary School in Stafford, VA. She remained a part of the school for more than 20 years, until her retirement earlier this year.
Maureen derived great joy and satisfaction connecting with her students. It was important to her that each one feel equally loved and cared for. She was committed to her students' well-being both inside and outside the classroom. By forging strong relationships, Maureen was able to teach them the important life lessons that would help them succeed beyond academics.
Maureen was a devoted Catholic who lived her faith every day of her life. She strongly believed in loving God with all her heart and with all her strength.
Maureen brought a positive attitude, a quick wit and a strong sense of humor to all that she did. She was an avid reader, a lover of movies and someone who was always ready to toss out a line from a movie or TV show that suited the moment. And, of course, she loved her dogs.
Starting with Rocky and Kodi, then with Mei Ling and, finally, Gucci, Maureen was not so much a dog owner as a dog lover. In each case, she developed a deep and meaningful relationship with her canine companions. Caring for her dogs, and receiving their unconditional love in return, gave Maureen an immeasurable amount of joy and happiness throughout her life.
Hers was a life well lived. One that touched the lives of so many others. Let the tears come, but when they dry, be sure to celebrate this kind, caring, funny and graceful woman. Doing so will ensure that her light continues to shine.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, December 21, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9:00 pm at Mullins and Thompson Funeral Service, Stafford Chapel. A funeral mass will be held Friday, December 22, 2017 at 10:00 am at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Triangle, Virginia, interment will follow in Stafford Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Autism Society of America or the Mary Washington Hospital Foundation Cancer Fund.