Maura Hitzenbuhler, 86, of Hyannis , formerly of Stow, Ma, died at her home on August 9, 2019.
Loving wife of the late William G. who died in 2000 and mother of daughter the late Maura Sargent and of her son the late William Hitzenbuhler.
Maura was born in Queens NY, daughter of the late James and Sarah Rooney. Maura, who grew up in Ireland, was one of seven children – six boys (Jim, Tom, Joe, Pat, Fred, Robert,). At the age of 18 she returned back to the United States to reside in NY City.
She worked for Prentice-Hall Book publishing in N.Y.C until she married William Hitzenbuhler. Over the years she was involved in many civic organizations including boy scouts, brownies and girl scouts. Maura was hands on in raising 5 children and enjoyed activities with her family, including camping, climbing Mount Watchusett, swimming and cook-outs at Lake Cochituate in Wayland. Also, all her children enjoyed many returns to Ireland visiting family and relative’s. Her faith was very important part of her life. She was a member of the lady of Victory Church where she severed as a lector and Eucharistic minister. She was one of the first original members of the Ministry of Hope. She also taught religious class at Saint Isidore’s church in Stow.
Maura loved to write. She was an author, had published two fiction stories about a young Irish girl growing up in the 1950’s. The Lane and The Ring with the Emerald Stone.
Maura is a graduate of Framingham State College where she earned her Master’s in Literature of Arts.
Survivors include her children, Maeve, Tara, Sean and the late Maura and William, also 5 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
A funeral mass will be celebrated on Sept 7th, 2019 at 11:30a.m. in Our Lady of Victory Church, 230 South Main Street, Centerville Ma. Burial will be at a later date.