Beverly — Maureen (Collins) Feenan, age 79, beloved wife of the late James “Jim” J. Feenan Sr., died Tuesday early evening, June 17, 2014 at her residence. Born in Peabody, she was the daughter of the late Maurice F. and Willena (Fish) Collins. Mrs. Feenan was raised in Peabody and graduated from St. Mary’s High School, Lynn in the class of 1952. She was a member of the National Honor Society. Following high school, Mrs. Feenan attended Boston College, School of Education and graduated with honors in 1956 as part of the first class of women. She received her Master's degree in education in 1979 from Salem State College.
Mrs. Feenan married her beloved husband, Jim, in 1957 and shared 49 years of marriage until his passing in 2006. They resided in Beverly and enjoyed summers with friends and family in Falmouth for many years.
Mrs. Feenan was an elementary school teacher in the Peabody Public School System for many years, primarily at the South School.
Surviving her are her four children, James Feenan Jr. and his wife, Patricia of Windham, N.H., Michael Feenan and his wife, Ann of Nashua, N.H., Scott Feenan and his wife, Catherine of Groton, Jennifer Whalen and her husband, Kevin of Danvers; 14 grandchildren, Molly, James III, Kathryn, Lauren, Mary, Michael Jr., Patrick, Ian, Sean, Scott, Matthew, Meghan, Emily and Brendan and three great-grandchildren, Clara, Harrison and Caroline. She was also the sister of the late Helena Marques and Ann Marie Silva and a loving aunt to many nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Mrs. Feenan’s funeral will be held on Monday, June 23, 2014, from the Murphy Funeral Home, 85 Federal St., (corner of North Street), Salem, at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 253 Cabot St., Beverly, at 10 a.m. Visiting hours at the funeral home on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Salem. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Lahey Clinic Foundation in Support of Patient Care online at www.lahey.org/makeagift. For additional information or online guest book, please call 978-744-0497, or visit www.MurphyFuneralHome.com.