Maureen Dare (Kinney) Caristi
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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, or expressed at
Published on October 16, 2019


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Lori Strout
Oct 27, 2019
I had the privilege of working with Marlene for years - her strength, humor and compassion as a nurse will be missed. My blessings with the whole family.
Linda A. Tracy;RN/Corinth,Me.
Oct 21, 2019
I worked along side Maureen for several years @ EMMC.Maureen was a dedicated & passionate RN;fiearless & outspoken regarding the deliverance of healthcare to the patients she tirelessly administered competent & loving care to for many years.She was a strong advocate & had a vast knowledge regarding EMMC nurses union.She was a force to be reckoned with when it came to honoring the contract.I;too was a member of the nurses union & was honored to have worked,fought & marched along side of her & other dedicated nurses.She will be missed!!
Pam Robinson
Oct 19, 2019
Joey, Tony and family, I just heard the news and I am so sorry and heartbroken for you and all of us who loved Maureen. I just saw her this summer and we had a great visit. We always had such fun back in the "Beta Sigma Phi" days. She was a wonderful neighbor & friend. Please know my whole family is saddened by her passing and that we all are thinking of you with love and sympathy at this sad time.
Lynda garnett
Oct 19, 2019
Went to school and rode the bus with your mother. I am so sorry
Carolyn King
Oct 18, 2019
Although I only knew Maureen for a short time when we became neighbors, She made the greatest friend with whom I could be blessed. I will miss our talks, her smile and her loveliness forever more. My prayers for her family and friends.
Oct 18, 2019
Lynda Smith
Oct 17, 2019
Maureen was a wonderful friend to me during her snowbird years in Florida. We had many happy adventurous days together from going on cruises, trips to the casino and lots of shopping. No matter what we did, we always laughed and had a good time. RIP my dear friend.
Paula Ballesteros
Oct 17, 2019
Maureen was an experienced nurse who gave excellent patient care. My sincere condolences to her family.
BETSY Glanville
Oct 17, 2019
Maureen always put a smile on my face. She was one of the most beautiful people inside and out. Who ever met Maureen instantly fell in love with her. I will miss her immensely.
Ron Holmes
Oct 17, 2019
My condolences to the entire family, my mom worked with Maureen on 6 west at EMMC. I remember meeting Maureen several times while with my mom. she was a wonderful woman, my moms name is Darlene Burgess, she passed in 2013. They were all a great team on that unit.
Oct 17, 2019