Bangor – Maureen Dare (Kinney) Caristi, 70, died October 15, 2019, in Bangor. She was born August 9, 1949, the daughter of Maurice and Ruth (Colford) Kinney.
Maureen was a 1967 graduate of Orono High School. After high school, she graduated from St. Joseph’s Hospital’s LPN program. She continued her studies to earn an RN degree from Eastern Maine Community College. Maureen worked over forty years as a nurse in the Bangor area. She spent the majority of her career as a nurse at Eastern Maine Medical Center on Grant 6 West. Due to poor health, she retired in 2009. She was active in the nurses’ union and worked tirelessly for safe practices for all nurses and their patients.
Maureen enjoyed her friends, family, and living life to the fullest.
Maureen is survived by two sons whom she adored, Anthony Caristi, his wife, Sarah, and her loving grandchildren, Arion and Sofia, of Edmond, Oklahoma, Joseph Caristi and his girlfriend, Jen Kent, of Wheatridge, Colorado; her sister, Marlene Susi and her husband, Frank, of Bangor; nephew Mack, of Washington, DC. Maureen was loved by many cousins and had a special sister like relationship with her cousin, Sheila Tolman, of Mattawamkeag. She was a lucky person who had many friends and several best friends whom she often referred to as sisters of her heart; Sally McManus, Charlotte Nolte, Linda McQuarrie, and June Williams.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by an infant son, Daniel.
In honoring Maureen’s wishes, no funeral services will be held. Condolences to the family may be sent to 23 Peruvian Way, Bangor, Maine, 04401, c/o Marlene Susi.