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Maureen A. Wilcox, a long-time resident of Malverne, NY, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday evening, August 22, 2021. Maureen was one of four children of Maureen and the late James Mugan. She spent her childhood in Franklin Square, and graduated Valley Stream North High School in 1982. Maureen then became an x-ray technician. After the birth of her first child, Victoria, she was inspired to become a registered nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Her first position as an RN was in the NICU at Northshore University Hospital. She was passionate about caring for critically ill newborns and their families. As a life- long learner, Maureen was driven to pursue her Masters as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner. Maureen has been working in that capacity at NY Presbyterian Weill-Cornell Hospital for the past 8 years.
Maureen is mourned by her loving partner of the last thirteen years, Janette Corallo. In her lifetime, she was most proud of the three daughters she raised with Paul Wilcox. She deeply loved Victoria, Julia, and Natalie, (now aged 29, 24, and 21) and their accomplishments brought her great pride. She is also survived by Paul Wilcox of Long Beach, her devoted mother, Maureen Mugan of Franklin Square, as well as her sister Virginia and her husband William Kerr, her brother James Mugan and his wife, Jeanne, and her brother Michael Mugan and his wife Pam. She will be missed by her six nephews, Billy, Dan, Chris and Michael Kerr and Patrick and James Mugan. She will also be missed by the siblings and nieces and nephews of her beloved Janette. She had many wonderful, life-long friends who also mourn her passing.
All have fond memories of Maureen, who enjoyed traveling, dancing, engaging in lively discussions, organizing family events, playing with her dog Josie, and especially spending days at the beach. Maureen was also a great advocate of female empowerment.
Maureen’s life, while too short, was memorable and she touched many lives in her work with fragile babies and their families. She will be remembered on August 26th where visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Flinch & Bruns Funeral Home. A mass will be held at St. Anne’s Church, Garden City, on Friday, August 27th at 10:00 a.m.
The family truly appreciates your sympathy and prayers. The family prefers charitable donations in lieu of flowers. Donations may be made to your charity of choice or to the non-profit charity “To write love on her arms”, twloha.com.
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