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Maureen E. Gurney

Born March 9, 1956

Maureen E. Gurney, age 58, of Bear, DE, passed away on Thursday, September 18, 2014.

Born in Wilmington, Delaware on March 9, 1956, Maureen was a daughter of the late Marino Massetti and Julia Joiner Massetti. She was a loving wife and devoted homemaker.

Known for her kind, giving and compassionate nature, Maureen went out of her way to make others feel special. Whether cooking a delicious meal for her family and friends or preparing a homemade birthday cake which she personally delivered, she took great pleasure in caring for others. Maureen shared a special bond with children and young adults. She took the time to listen and prided herself in giving sound advice about making positive choices in life. She was an avid animal lover, and over the years, provided a loving home to her pet dogs. In her leisure time, Maureen adored spending time with her husband and especially loved their visits to the movie theater together.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Michael Massetti. Maureen is survived by her beloved husband of 39 years, Michael J. Gurney; brothers, Mario Massetti, Jr. of Wilmington, Julian Massetti (Tammy) of New Castle and James Massetti (Robin) of New Castle; sister, Amelia Massetti (Mack Pugh) of Newport; nephews, Michael Massetti, Jr. and Christopher Pugh (Jenny); nieces, Alexis Massetti and Ariel Massetti; and great nephews, Michael Massetti III and Antonio Massetti.

A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Friday morning, September 26, 2014, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am. Interment will be held privately.

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  • Me and my sons love you Aunt Maureen.. We will miss you. I hope your up there with the family..

  • MARIO, JULIAN,JAMES AND AMELIA

    WE ARE SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE DEATH OF YOUR SISTER MAUREEN.

    OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL OF YOU.

    GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU.

  • To family,
    Please accept my sincere condolences,
    God’s Word, the Bible, provides the greatest comfort of all. The Christian apostle Paul stated: “I have hope toward God . . . that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.” (Acts 24:15) Thinking about the Bible-based hope of a resurrection can be the greatest comfort while grieving the loss of a loved one. We should never forget that Jehovah is near to those that are broken at heart.”—Psalm 34:18.

  • My sister is looking down on us,no pain,no more suffering and is reunited with mom, dad and big brother mike. She always took care of us kids while we were growing up, helped all of us through tough times. S he was a very special person, and was always there to lend an ear and just as quick to give her opinion.
    It was very difficult to see her struggle with the challenges she had in her life.She along with my mom,dad and mike will forever be in my heart….UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN! I Love and miss you everyday..

    TEX

  • Mike,
    Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your loving wife.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you.