Maureen T. Beirne Streff

  • Born: August 5, 1940
  • Died: February 24, 2020
  • Location: Littleton, Massachusetts

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347 King Street
Littleton, MA 01460
Tel. (978) 486-3709

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Wife, Mother and Grandmother

***As a result of the ongoing health crisis in our community and with a genuine concern for their friends and family, Maureen's family has decided to postpone her services until we return to a calmer and healthier time. Service information will be updated when we may gather without boundaries to honor, remember and celebrate her life.***

Maureen T. Beirne Streff, 79, late of Littleton, died peacefully on Monday, February 24, 2020, at The Commons in Lincoln after a three year battle with Alzheimer's DIsease.

Maureen was born and raised in Jersey City, NJ, daughter of Charles and Catherine (MacManus) Beirne, both from Ireland. Maureen was very proud of her Nursing Degree from Jersey City Medical Center, her Bachelor's degree from Seton Hall University, her Masters in Nursing from Boston College and her Doctorate in Education from Boston University. She served as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner at Cambridge City Hospital, at McClain Hospital in Belmont where she was the Nurse Educator, as the Nurse Researcher at Boston Medical, and as an Associate Professor in Nursing at Regis College in Weston. Following her marriage to Charles Streff and the birth of their first child, she was a Psychiatric Nurse at an outpatient mental health facility in Bedford and eventually was appointed the Clinical Director. Maureen and her husband Charles opened their own private psychotherapy practice as Streff Associates in Acton and she saw patients there for over 35 years, until her retirement in 2016.

She is survived by her loving husband, Charles, of Stow; by her son Jonathan Streff and daughter-in-law Marlene Warner of Salem and their three children: Owen, Cormac and Brigid; by her daughter, the Honorable Meghan Spring and son-in-law Christopher Spring of Acton and their daughter Elizabeth; by her sister Eileen Hart of Richmond, KY; by her brother Thomas Beirne of Jersey City, NJ; and by her many nieces and nephews, former students and patients, and countless friends in Massachusetts as well as New Jersey.

Family and friends will gather to honor and remember Maureen for a memorial mass at a time and date to be announced. Details will be forthcoming.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Maureen's memory may be made to your local Alzheimer's Association.

Condolence & Memory Journal

My very best to the families and friends of Maureen. She was my student in the masters program at BC. What she did there and through out the years with her classmates and others is truly outstanding. It was fun to watch her and her group of friends move legislation and evolve NURS. I remember the signing at the state house that took so much work and a few years to accomplish. She will be missed but remembered with love, laughter and
and the deep commitment to her causes.

Carol Hartman

Posted by Carol Hartman - Hyde Park, MA - teacher   March 12, 2020

Maureen was a light of positivity and humor. I have always enjoyed her as a mentor, public speaker and colleague. She always encouraged our private practice endeavors and modeled the services that we were able to provide in our communities. She will be remembered fondly and with great affection.

Posted by Kathleen Andolina - Boston, MA - Coworker   March 09, 2020

Maureen truly was a loving grandmother, mother, and loving wife to Charlie. She was always so excited to share what was going on with her family. I also know her as a professional who was truly committed to those she worked with including patients, students, and colleagues. She touched the lives of many!
Luanne Nugent Friend and Colleague, Andover, MA

Posted by Luanne Nugent - Andover, MA - Friend   March 01, 2020

I always enjoyed talking with Maureen. She had a beautiful, enviable way of making conversation. May love surround you, Charlie and Family, and fill your hearts with peace.

Posted by Donna Miller - Acton, MA   February 28, 2020

So sad. Maureen helped our family a lot when we needed the kind of special support she could supply. Rest in peace, Maureen, and condolences to all who knew and loved her.

Posted by Alan Rohwer & family - Boxborough, MA - Friend   February 27, 2020

Our thoughts are with the entire family. Andy & Reaney Palmer

Posted by Andy Palmer - Pepperell, MA   February 27, 2020

I'm so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.

Posted by Elise Mott - Concord, MA - Friend   February 27, 2020

Out thoughts and prayers are with you. Love you

Posted by Deb and Dick Ahern - Dracut, MA - Friend   February 25, 2020

I am so sorry to hear about Maureen's passing. She was a wonderful person, neighbor and friend

Posted by Maureen Woods - Littleton, MA - Friend   February 25, 2020

I'm so sorry for your loss she was such an amazing person! My sincerest condolences to all of you.

Posted by Licia Scarano - Salem, MA - Friend   February 25, 2020

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