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“I knew Maureen through work at GD. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. Her love of life was a special gift she shared daily with all that knew her....Read More »
1 of 23 | Posted by: Jacqueline Eckstein - AZ - friend

“To the family: I went to high school with Maureen and she was part of a larger group of friends who spent quite a bit of time together-school dances,...Read More »
2 of 23 | Posted by: jacktoof

“To the Paris Family,Extending to you and your family this heartfelt assurance of deep sympathy. With our condolences,The Marquette Area Public...Read More »
3 of 23 | Posted by: MAPS

“I truly feel blessed to have met Maureen January 6th 2012 while dancing at Eli's Bar and Grill. I believe we were destined to find each other. She...Read More »
4 of 23 | Posted by: Dave Smith

“Maureen,you are now at rest---God Bless you. I have relived in my mind so many memories of us growing up together---we were inseparable!!!! RIP...Read More »
5 of 23 | Posted by: Karin Dupras(Mock) - Mercer, PA

“So sorry to hear of Maureen's passing. Marie, I'm sure you know she's in a better place sitting right next to your mom. God bless ”
6 of 23 | Posted by: Danny Anderson - Aliso Viejo, CA

“I am so sorry to hear about Maureen's passing. I only learned about it December 4th when I was sent the obituary from a relative in Marquette. I am...Read More »
7 of 23 | Posted by: Peggy Anderson-Ellis - Herriman, UT

“TO MY DEAR FRIEND I PRAY YOU NOW REST IN PEACE AND ARE SINGING WITH THE ANGLES AS YOU ARE TRULLY ONE YOURSELF YOUR GOING TO BE TRULLY MISS THX FOR...Read More »
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10 of 23 | Posted by: Joe Spear - Mesa, AZ

“Wow, Maureen, you are an angel with the strength and fortitude of an army. You touched my life in a way that only you and I will know. I am...Read More »
11 of 23 | Posted by: A friend

Because or Maureen I met new VIP that are still in my life. And will always be VIP to me.
12 of 23 | Posted by: Christine Gulley

I met Maureen at work, from there my life changed for the better.
13 of 23 | Posted by: Christine Gulley

“Maureen was one of the nicest woman I have ever met. Will miss you Rest In Peace. ”
14 of 23 | Posted by: Cindy Lander - Lincoln, NE

“I was amazed at Maureen's stamina, determination, and lust for life. She went about her responsibilities at work (often as though she had not a care...Read More »
15 of 23 | Posted by: A friend

“Maureen was passionate about friends and family, right and wrong. Her strength and courage that held the cancer at bay for more than six years was a...Read More »
16 of 23 | Posted by: Carol Smith - Phoenix, AZ

“I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. May your memories comfort your heart; and God help the Paris family during this time of sorrow. Isa.41:13 ”
17 of 23 | Posted by: Lenoir

“Maureen, Your laugh and your positive attitude will be missed by many. I will miss our French conversations.God's Peace! ”
18 of 23 | Posted by: Scott - Mesa, AZ

“Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you. ”
19 of 23 | Posted by: JoAnn Cessna - Chandler, AZ


20 of 23 | Posted by: Scott

“I'll miss you my friend...what a long journey and difficult journey you experienced. I'm glad you are now pain-free and in peace.Hugs,Wendy ”
21 of 23 | Posted by: A friend

“Maureen,I hope you light up Heaven like you did here on Earth.Love Always... ”
22 of 23 | Posted by: Christine Gulley - Mesa, AZ

“As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. ”
23 of 23 | Posted by: D. Romans 15:33 Andrews - AZ


Maureen Anne Paris, 64, of Scottsdale Arizona, peacefully entered eternal life on Wednesday November 23rd, 2016 at her home in the presence of her loving family and under the compassionate care of Hospice of the Valley. Maureen was diagnosed with Cancer in 2010. She was a strong woman. She was determined that cancer would not control her life. It didn't! She had quality of life for the majority of her illness. Everyone who knew her was amazed at her determination. Maureen was born on April 9, 1952 in Marquette MI. She was the daughter of Albert and Gertrude (Cherrette) Paris. She attended Saint John Catholic Elementary School and Bishop Baraga Central High School in Marquette. Bishop Baraga closed in 1969. She went on to graduate from Marquette Senior High School in 1970. After graduation she spent a number of years working at Northern Michigan University, in both the Alumni and News Bureau Offices. She enjoyed her time at NMU. She cultivated many lifelong friendships. She had many stories to tell about the fun times at Northern. In the early eighties she decided to move to a warmer climate, remaining the rest of her life in Arizona, working for Motorola and General Dynamics in Scottsdale. She received a Bachelor's degree while working at General Dynamics. Surviving are her sister, Marie (James) Paris Burke of Marquette; two nephews, Steven Somers of Saline MI and Christopher Somers of Barranquilla, Colombia, South America; one niece, Michelle Somers (Nicole Ross) of Folsom, CA; her best friend and caregiver, Dave Smith and numerous cherished friends from both Marquette and Scottsdale. Once you became a friend of Maureen you were a friend for life. Maureen's family will greet relatives and friends on Tuesday December 20th in the Bishop's Room at St. Peter Cathedral from 9:30 AM until 11:00 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated after visitation at 11 AM with the Rev. Msgr. Michael Steber officiating followed immediately by a luncheon in the church hall. Interment will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery next summer. In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made in Maureen's name to Trillium House, a hospice home, to be located in Marquette, with ground breaking planned for 2017. www.trilliumhospicehouse.org. The Canale-Tonella Funeral Home is assisting the family where memories may be shared at canalefuneral.com.