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Maura H. Nolan
November 2, 2023
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Maura H. Nolan, age 92 formerly of Lewiston, New York, passed away on November 2, 2023 in Orange Park, Florida. She was the first daughter of the late James E. and Veronica Hehir.
Maura attended Sacred Heart elementary school and Saint Mary’s high school. She received a BS degree in education from Medaille College and an MA degree from Niagara University. She participated in the doctoral program at the University of Buffalo and held multiple state teaching certificates.
She taught at several parochial schools in Niagara Falls, sharing her love of learning with her students. She retired after 22 years from the Niagara Wheatfield school district where she was a reading specialist.
Maura was instrumental in founding the Buffalo chapter of the Magnificat, a ministry for Catholic women. Always involved with the Catholic Church, she was a facilitator with the Women of Grace Foundational Study, Women of the Word, Catholic Bible study, our Lady of Fatima Bible study and led a special study for women at home. She received the Scapular in secular order of Carmelites.
Maura volunteered extensively at Our Lady of Fatima Shrine in Lewiston, New York as Lector, server, and Eucharistic minister. She was a daily communicant.
Maura was the loving mother of Vincent C. (Mary) Nolan, Ann M. (Nicholas) Cvetanovich, Mary K. Martha, Rita V. Nolan and Laurel J. Nolan. She is also survived by her seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild, as well as her youngest sister, Marjorie H. Beachy.
She was predeceased by her young son, Robby, her beloved husband, Robert E. Nolan and her two sisters, Kathleen H Joyce and Ann H Bright.
The family will be present on Thursday, December 14, from 4-7 PM at the Rhoney Funeral Home, 901 Cayuga St., Lewiston, NY.
Friends are invited to attend her mass of Christian burial at 10 AM Friday, December 15 at St. Mary of the Cataract Church , 237 4th St., Niagara Falls, NY
Memorials may be made in her name to a charity of your choice.