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Maxine Cunningham

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Maxine Grace Simon Cunningham entered into eternal rest on Monday April 24, 2017 after a long illness. Raised and educated in Lansingburgh and Melrose and resided in Utica in her later years with her son. Maxine was the daughter to the late Orville Simon and Grace McChesney and the loving wife to the late Maurice Cunningham, Sr.

Maxine is survived by her children Maurice (Lorena) Cunningham, Jr of Utica, Louella Bonesteel of Valley Falls and Maxine Stevens Madigan of Salisbury, NC, her four grandchildren and nine great grandchildren, her brothers Philip Simon and John Simon. She was predeceased by her siblings Robert Simon, Anna Williams and Iva Mae Campbell.

A member of the Millis Memorial Church, teaching Sunday school and doing a lot of bake sales and a member of the Melrose Fire Co. Auxiliary.

Our Mom had a big heart taking in both animals and kids, giving all a home and love with understanding.

She loved a good crossword puzzle, listening to Billy Graham and watching old movies, remembering old times with great family get together. Yes mom was a great mom and caregiver. I can hear her saying in later times at last I will be with my beloved husband and see old family and friends that have gone before me. I can hear your dad saying what took you so long to get here.  Funeral will be for immediate family only at McLoughlin & Mason Funeral, followed by interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Wynantskill. She will join Dad again. In lieu of flowers please make donations to your local humane society in meory of Maxine. To share memories and express condolences, please sign the guestbook at www.mcloughlinmason.com.

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Dear Nieces, Nephews, family and Friends, Our prayers are with you as you celebrate Maxine's life and mourn her departure. Knowing Maxine's heart she is with Moe and the Lord as she has desired for so long. Maxine and Moe were very special to us and we mourn our loss and their gain! We are thankful that it will not be too long before we too are reunited with our precious family in the Lord's presence. We pray that each one of you will know the comfort and peace of the Lord as you wrestle with Maxine's home-going. As you know Sharon and I are now living in an assisted living facility and are unable to travel. That does not keep our hearts and our love from being present with you at this time. We love each one of you and pray that you may sense our holy comforter's presence with you.Hugs in Christ and our love, uncle Don and aunt Sharon

Don and Sharon Cunningham Apr 29 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Maxine Cunningham

Lorena Chapman Cunningham Apr 28 2017 12:00 AM

Momma, you were not just a mother in law to me, you were like a second mom and a friend. I'm glad that you got to live with us and form a bond. You were such a selfless woman, always worrying about others and thinking of ways to help. I'm happy that you are at peace now, no more suffering and you were eager to be with your husband and family again that passed before... but most of all you were ready to rest in the arms of Jesus. Even when you were very sick in the hospital, you were worried about whether the nurse had ate.. after she asked you if you were hungry...you replied "Did you eat?"...that was your nature. You took care of so many people and animals in your life, it is now your turn to be taken care of by Jesus. Your turn to rest and relax. You were a faithful servant to God and you kept His Word in your heart. Thank you for being the beautiful soul that you were. You left a smile on everyone's face who knew you and met you. I blow a kiss to you, I love you Momma.

Lorena Cunningham Apr 28 2017 12:00 AM

Moe, Rena, and Family, So wish we had met Maxine in person she sounds like an amazing woman who did God's Will here on Earth. She now will be rewarded with Eternal Life. It will be difficult to go on without her presence, but she will be forever with you. in your memories and in your hearts. Bless you all.

Bev & Butch Apr 28 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Maxine Cunningham

Bev & Butch Apr 28 2017 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with you Moe and your family. God speed Maxine, you're going home.Love Deb

Aunt Deb Apr 28 2017 12:00 AM

Very sorry for your loss. My Thoughts and prayers to all of you

Nick Russo Apr 28 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Maxine Cunningham

Nick Russo Apr 28 2017 12:00 AM

Thoughts and prayers are with all of you. She was a very nice person and will be missed by many.

Janice Gordon Apr 27 2017 12:00 AM

I have fond memories of running around outside your house in Melrose while our parents visited. Both of your folks had a lot of love and smiles that they gave freely!! May God comfort you and give you peace as your heart finds memories of joy!! HUGS!!

Elizabeth Cunningham Beck Apr 27 2017 12:00 AM

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