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Obituary: Maureen (Phinney) (Underwood) MacQuarrie, 74

Jun 25, 2018 05:41AM ● By Theresa Gilman

Maureen (Phinney) (Underwood) MacQuarrie

DRACUT, MA - Maureen (Phinney) (Underwood) MacQuarrie, 74, died MONDAY, June 18th at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Peder C. MacQuarrie who passed in 2014.

Maureen was born in Malden, on February 17, 1944, daughter of the late Mary J. (Frackleton) Phinney and Donald L. Phinney. 

Prior to retirement, Maureen worked as a property manager at Churchill Forge Properties in Haverhill for over thirty years.

In her free time, she enjoyed cruising, ceramics, gardening, and dancing with her husband. In the mornings, Maureen would be found at the Cameo Diner in Lowell chatting and laughing with her close friends. She could never wander too far from her dogs, Jack and Jill, and her cat Sophie (and the many beloved pets who came before.) Maureen was happiest when she was cooking for her family and was known for her lavish Thanksgiving meals.

Maureen is survived and will be deeply missed by her five children, David E. and his wife Pamela MacQuarrie of Dracut, Sandra J. and her husband Roland Leduc of Hudson, NH, Kenneth R. and his wife Kimberly A. Underwood of Hudson, NH, James R. and his wife Pamela Underwood of Lowell, and Kathleen M. and her husband James Hennessy of Methuen; brother, Donald E. and his wife Mary Phinney and their son Kevin all of Monroe, NC; sister, Jeanne and her husband Carl Durost and their daughter Kerry all of Wilmington; 13 grandchildren, Kevin and Zachary MacQuarrie, Andrew and his wife Taylor Leduc, Katie and her husband Patrick Raistrick, Christopher and Jessica Underwood, Madeline Hennessy, Crystal and her husband Tim Gill, Peder C. MacQuarrie III, Matthew, Dennis, Tara, and Heather MacQuarrie; and 7 great grandchildren.

ARRANGEMENTS: entrusted to the DRACUT FUNERAL HOME 2159 Lakeview Ave., Dracut, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Maureen's name to the MSPCA 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA, 01844. For directions, or to leave an online condolence, story, or message, please visit, or find us on Facebook under "Dracut Funeral Home."
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