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Maureen Ann (MacKinnon) Amundsen

Maureen Ann (MacKinnon) Amundsen, 81, of Linebrook Road, passed away peacefully  on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 following her brief illness..

Maureen was born in Woburn on May 16, 1935 daughter of the late Malcolm E. and Katherine E. (McDonough) MacKinnon.  She graduated from St. Charles High School in Woburn and married her soulmate, the late Howard “Bud” Amundsen on June 20, 1955.

Maureen’s family and her role as wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother was her lifelong vocation. Her family is where she drew her strength and left her legacy. Being surrounded by her family and close friends was what Maureen enjoyed most of all. She had a unique gift for making everyone she came in contact with feel special. She was selfless, a good listener, a loyal friend and a wonderful mother.

Maureen is survived by a daughter, Stephanie Johnson and her husband Michael of Salisbury; three sons, Paul Amundsen and his wife Jeanette of Ipswich,  Mark Amundsen and his wife Lisa of Eliot, ME, Erik Amundsen and his wife Cindra of South Hampton, NH; thirteen grandchildren; five great grandchildren; a brother Robert MacKinnon of Orangevale, CA;  many nieces; nephews and dear friends. She will be missed by all those who loved her. Maureen  was the mother to the late Bradley Amundsen formerly of Ipswich and sister of the late Carol Michaud formerly of Nashua, NH.

Her funeral will be held 8 am Saturday, June 25,  from the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich followed the  celebration of a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial at 9 am in Our Lady of Hope Church, Linebrook Road, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours are Friday 4 to 8 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name may be made to a charity of one's choice.

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