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.