Maureen E. "Moe" (Kerrigan) Boyden

Born: Fri., May 18, 1962
Died: Sat., Mar. 18, 2017


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Mar. 23, 2017
Location: Pelham Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Fri., Mar. 24, 2017
Location: St. Patrick Church

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Maureen E. Boyden

Maureen E. “Moe” (Kerrigan) Boyden, 54, of a well-known Pelham family, died unexpectedly Saturday evening at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

The loving wife of Charles C. Boyden, who survives her, they celebrated their 14th wedding anniversary on September 14, 2016.

Maureen was born May 18, 1962, in Marlborough, Massachusetts, daughter of the late Thomas J. and the late Phyllis A. (Martel) Kerrigan, attended Hudson (Mass.) schools and was a graduate of Hudson High School, Class of 1980.

She continued her education at Worcester State University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology and later attained her Masters in Speech-Language Pathology.

In the course of her 30-year career, Maureen worked as a licensed Speech Pathologist, CCC-SLP, in the school districts of Leicester, Grafton, CAPS Collaborative, Gardner, Dracut, Lawrence, Belmont and most recently, Methuen. Certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association, to which she was a member, Maureen had a passion for helping children.

Moe loved going to the beach and playing pool with her friends in a local league. A talented artist, she also enjoyed crafting, painting and time with close friends.

Known to her grandchildren as “Maimeo”, from the Gaelic word for Grandma, she cherished the time spent with them.

Besides her husband, Maureen is survived by three step-children Julie A. Wilkins and her husband Thomas of Pelham, Meghan P. Sirois and her husband Luke of Manchester, NH and Michael C. Boyden and Ariana Mackey of Pelham; four grandchildren Lilly, Emily, Charlie and Elizabeth; three sisters Kathleen Kerrigan of Hudson, MA, Eileen Boudreau and her husband Jeffrey of Fitchburg, and Martha Fulham and her husband Mark of Marlborough; two brothers Thomas J. Kerrigan, Jr. of Hudson, MA and Joseph P. Kerrigan and Monique Lambert also of Hudson, MA; her in-laws Thomas J. Boyden and Kathy Herard, Jane Boyden Arsenault and her husband Michael all of Leominster, Roberta Beyroutey and her husband Frederick of The Villages, FL, William B. Boyden and Vivian Civita, Kathleen Gallant and her husband Stephen, David W. Boyden and his wife Julie, and Kevin F. Boyden and his wife Carmen all of Leominster; and many nieces and nephews.

She was also the sister-in-law of the late Claire Boyden Price and her husband John, who survives her.

Relatives and friends may call at the PELHAM FUNERAL HOME 11 NASHUA RD. in PELHAM from 4 to 8 P.M. Thursday. Her Funeral Mass will take place at ST. PATRICK CHURCH in PELHAM Friday morning at 11 o’clock. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Burial will follow at Gibson Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the American Cancer Society, 2 Commerce Drive, Suite 110, Bedford, NH 03110. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (603) 635-3333.

Charitable donations may be made in Maureen E.'s memory to the following organization:

American Cancer Society
2 Commerce Drive, Suite 110, Bedford, NH 03110

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Cheryl Haas-Windham Rec Dept
   Posted Tue March 21, 2017
Charlie and family- thinking of you at this difficult time. Thoughts and prayers to all of you.

Patty and Jess
   Posted Tue March 21, 2017
Forever in our hearts, so many memories to cherish, all that have put a smile on our face. The office will never be the same, nor will Monday nights

Martha Flood
   Posted Tue March 21, 2017
Dear Charlie my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family . I am so so sorry to hear of Moe's passing I'm at a loss for words ...I have fond memories of Moe .. My heart goes out to you and your family . My deepest sympathy . 🙏🙏

Martha Flood

Cindy Price
   Posted Tue March 21, 2017
Charlie and family -

My sincere sympathy for your loss. Moe was a dear friend and was like a sister, and I will always cherish the memories of time spent together. She was a very special lady, and I am so glad she was a part of my life. My entire family is heartbroken.

May your memories of her help you through the coming days, and her spirit will always live on in our hearts.

Cindy Price and family

Ruth Allen
   Posted Tue March 21, 2017
I am so very sorry for your loss. Maureen and I worked together at the Campbell School for several years. I remember her as a dedicated teacher and a talented artist.

Sherry and Gary Kellaher
   Posted Tue March 21, 2017
Our deepest sympathies sent with prayers to all of Moe's family and friends. We are both deeply saddened and hope that all your fond memories of Moe will help to ease the burden of your loss. We love you Charlie and loved Moe Moe too. Gary and Sherry

The "Duffy" Family
   Posted Tue March 21, 2017
We are truly sorry for your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you all. If there is anything we can do please let us know.

All our love - John, Kim, Connor and Nolan

Paul Joseph
   Posted Wed March 22, 2017
One of my all-time favorite students @ WSC...will always remember Moe's role playing antics at the Student Leadership workshops, especially our early ones at The Bement Center in Charlton. Mo would often sit in my office and practice her signing...with those long, skinny fingers. My deepest sympathies to all, and to my other former students, Claire & John. Go well and be you Mo.

Francis Rouine
   Posted Wed March 22, 2017


With Deepest Sympathy, Frank & Julie Rouine.

Denise Menery
   Posted Wed March 22, 2017
MY thoughts and prayers are with the Boyden/Kerrigan families.

I will miss my backyard buddy. Our morning coffee on a hot summer day.
Our gab sessions. My iphone lessons. Our fashion shows and her always
Yelling "there's a storm coming Emma". But most of all we will just miss Moe.

Denise Menery
Hampton Beach

Rick Griffith Sr (APP) & Brenda Lashua
   Posted Wed March 22, 2017
We send our deepest sympathy to Maureen's friends and family during this time of sorrow. Memories are forever.

Don and Susan Ducharme
   Posted Wed March 22, 2017
Charlie and family,
Our deepest sympathy and prayers go out to you and your family. We are so sorry for your loss.
Don and Susan

Jim Polito
   Posted Thu March 23, 2017
Please accept my heartfelt condolences and sympathy. I am sorry that I will be unable to attend the services, so I'll share here what I would have said in person. I have not talked to Moe in about ten years, but if I had bumped in to her it would have been like no time had passed. She was that kind of person. She was a kind of person who was friendly to all and could relate to people from all walks of life. I am fortunate that I knew her. The world needs more people like her.

Mary Butler
   Posted Thu March 23, 2017
My deepest sympathy to the Boyden family at this extremely difficult time.

Lori Perault
   Posted Thu March 23, 2017

DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was sent by Lori Perault.

I will miss you forever my best friend! Love Lori

Kevin & Lou Ann Dupuis
   Posted Thu March 23, 2017
Dear Charlie and Family,

Kevin and I are so sorry on your loss of MO. Our deepest Sympathies to you and the family.

Diane Carrier
   Posted Thu March 23, 2017
Tommy and Julie, our deepest sympathy to you and your family. We are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you all.

Love, Gilles & Diane

Harold & Mary Johnson
   Posted Thu March 23, 2017
So sorry to hear about your loss. Please know that we extend our deepest sympathy to all the family members; and pray that time will heal the ache in your hearts and that you will hold on to all your cherished memories.

Bob Gaudette, Jr.
   Posted Fri March 24, 2017
Dear Charlie & Family,

Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss. We are thinking of you today and sending our condolences & prayers.

God Bless Maureen and may she rest in peace.

Your friends at Future Supply Corp.

R Mitchell
   Posted Sat April 15, 2017
To the Family of Maureen, could not help but be moved by the obituary of Maureen, describing the selfless life that she lived. Ones who put the cares of others ahead of their own struggles, certainly imitate Jesus and all the sacrifices he made for us. May the support from your friends and family strengthen you all during this time. May the words recorded at Revelation 21:3,4 and John 5:28,29 remind you all of the wonderful future that God promises for us and our loved ones. Deepest Regrets

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