Maureen L. Overstreet
Maureen L. Overstreet
  • April 29, 1938 - March 14, 2017
  • Somerset, Massachusetts

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Maureen L. Overstreet, age 78 of Somerset, passed away peacefully at her residence on Tuesday, March 14, 2017.

Born in Swansea, a daughter of the late Edward M. and Doris G. (Authier) Boscoe. She attended St. Michael's Grammar School; she attended Case High School and studied at Western Iowa Tech Community College and graduated with a degree in Practical Nursing, class of 1977.

Upon her graduation, she dedicated many years to her career as a cardiac nurse at St. Luke' s Hospital in Sioux City, Iowa; St. Anne's Hospital, Fall River and the Rhode Island Veteran's Home, Bristol,RI.

She had many passions, which included roller skating at the Bluff's in Swansea, swimming at the Bluff's and in the Lee's River, Swansea. She loved reading and puzzles, but nothing surpassed her love for animals. There wasn't an animal she didn't love and a cat she didn't rescue or care for. She loved and cared for her domestic animals and her strays just the same.

She enjoyed and looked forward to her time with friends, more recently her friends at the Kennedy Terrace Community Center where she would visit and do puzzles, she enjoyed community functions, talking and laughing. Most of all she shared a lifelong friendship and many memories with Melba (Lacroix) Brule and she thought of her as a sister and friend.

She was a good friend to everyone she met and her humor was undeniable, you couldn't help but laugh when near her and it didn't take long to love her. She will be missed by many and loved by all.

She is survived by a son, John S. Overstreet and his wife Michelle; a daughter, Barbara J. Overstreet; three sisters, Dorothy J. (Boscoe) Croft, Madeline T. (Boscoe) Phillips and Lucille E. (Boscoe) Knight; four grandchildren, Natasha Starr, Delaney, Zach and Chance; three great-grandchildren, Journee, Tatum and Rowan. She was the mother of the late Paul D. Overstreet.

Arrangements are in the care of WARING-SULLIVAN HOME at BIRCHCREST, 189 Gardners Neck Road, Swansea. Services and burial are private. Contributions in her honor may be made to an animal shelter of your choice or the American Heart Association. For tributes: