SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

November 29, 2013

Maureen C. “Mo” (Breen) Febonio, 78


LYNN — Mrs. Maureen C. "Mo" (Breen) Febonio, a resident of Lynn, passed away after a brief illness on Wednesday the 27th day of November, 2013, surrounded by her loving family and friends at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers.

Maureen C. Febonio was born on January 20, 1935, in Peabody, MA, the daughter of the late Cornelius and Margaret Breen. She was married to Richard J. Febonio on August 14, 1953 for 60 years.

Mrs. Febonio is survived by her husband, Richard J. Febonio, (82) of Lynn, formerly of Salem, along with eight of her children and their spouses, Richard (Mary) Febonio, Nashua, NH, Steven (Kim) Febonio, Northbridge, Michael Febonio, Austin, TX, Julie Febonio, Danvers, Ellen Febonio, Mission Viejo, CA, Mark Febonio, Chicago, IL, Maureen (Mark) Caron, Swampscott, Pamela Madden, Peabody. Her eleven loving grandchildren, Steven “Bobo” Jr., Chrissy, Danielle, Roxanne, Tracy, Crystal, Ryan, Michelle, Craig, Steven, and Aimee. Followed by seven great-grandchildren, Elektra, Mia, Marcus, Madison, Keiara, Avery and Henry. Her siblings and spouses, Peggy (Dennis) Nunes and Jeremiah (Claire) Breen along with numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two of her loving sons, Kevin Febonio (1996) and James Febonio (2010); a sister, Patricia (Patsy) Smith (2002); a brother, Joseph Breen (2010) and her beloved son-in-law, Steven Madden (2012).

Maureen was an extremely devoted mother to her ten children, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In the early years, her favorite hobby was watching her husband and children play sports and she especially loved to watch the adult softball leagues down at the Salem Willows. Her most adored family activities were going into Fenway Park to watch her beloved Red Sox and family game nights. Additionally, Maureen loved country music and followed many local bands dancing her way throughout the North Shore. She was into many craft skills over the years from ceramics to crocheting and loved creating many beautiful afghans for her growing family members. Maureen was enthusiastic and her love for life on the go won her many steadfast friends. Over the last few years, her favorite activity was to take Madi, her great-granddaughter, to the Land & Sea in Peabody to meet up with the Saturday Lunch Bunch. As a mother and a friend, she passed on her legacy in so many ways that she will be greatly missed and never, ever be forgotten! Rest in loving peace, way up high in the sky!

ARRANGEMENTS: The family will greet friends at The O'Donnell Funeral Home, 46 Washington Sq., (at Salem Common), Salem, Saturday, November 30, from 1 to 4 p.m. Burial services will be held in the spring at Harmony Grove Cemetery, Salem, when the flowers are in bloom so she may be surrounded by the warmth she brought to so many in her own life. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty Street, Danvers, MA 01923. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.