Maureen A. (Jackson) Hedges, 71, of Fairhaven passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family at home, Saturday, September 5, 2020.
Born in New Bedford, daughter of the late Frederick and Evelyn (Tyson) Jackson. She grew up in Fairhaven and Mattapoisett, lived in North Carolina and raised her family in Rochester, MA prior to returning to Fairhaven in 1996. Maureen was a graduate of Old Rochester Regional High School and St. Anne’s Nursing School in Fall River. She practiced as a Registered Nurse working at several nursing facilities retiring as Director of Nursing from Copley of Stoughton. In her 50 years as a Registered Nurse, she established many friendships often referred to as the ‘gang’ or ‘misfits’ but always revered as friends.
Strong in her faith as a child of God, Maureen was an active member of St. Joseph’s Church in Fairhaven, acting as a Bereavement Minister, a member of ACTS, the choir and as a Faith Community Nurse. She cherished her family, friends and her companion goldendoodle, Cassie. She was honored to help and make a difference to all she encountered with words of comfort, guidance, faith and humor. Her place of elated comfort on earth was with her family, friends and especially at the beach with her best friend.
She leaves Clifford J. Hedges III and their children; Clifford J. “CJ” Hedges, IV and his wife Heather of Marion, Ronald F. Hedges of Fairhaven, Joshua J. Hedges and his wife Erin of Acushnet, Christina E. Beam and her husband Stephen of New York and Kathleen A. Hedges of Massachusetts. Also survived by six grandchildren, Clifford J. Hedges, V, Kendall C. Hedges, Xavier R. Hedges, Kylie H. Beam, Briggs A. Beam and Braeden J. Beam; a brother, Frederick W. Jackson and his wife Jeannette of Dartmouth; a sister, Susan E. Jackson of Scituate and several nieces and nephews. Maureen also leaves behind her very dear and beloved best friend Jeanne Zaborski, her husband Paul and their children of Rockland.
In the words of Maureen, “Live with love, grace and laughter!!!”
Calling hours are on Tuesday September 8, 2020 from 4-7:00 pm at the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St., Fairhaven, also Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 9:00 am at St. Joseph’s Church, Fairhaven with a funeral mass at 10:00 am. Immediately followed by a burial ceremony at Riverside Cemetery, Fairhaven.
For memorial register or facility directions please visit, www.hathawayfunerals.com.
In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in memory of Maureen A. Hedges to support cancer research and patient care at http://danafarber.jimmyfund.org/site/TR?team_id=7646&pg=team&fr_id=1200