Death: Woman Died After A Brief Illness – Norfolk – Maureen Frances (Doherty) Mores, 78, of Norfolk, and formerly of Peabody, died Sunday evening at Salem Hospital surrounded by her family following a brief illness. She was the devoted wife of Herbert M. Mores with whom she shared over 52 years of marriage. Born in Methuen, she was the daughter of the late Thomas J. and Frances (Mulcrone) Doherty and later the late Kathryn “Kay” (Hodge) Doherty. She was raised and educated in Peabody and was a graduate of St. John’s Girls High School, class of 1962.
She continued her education at Salem State College and received her bachelor’s degree in 1966. She later received her master’s in Library Science from the University of North Dakota. Maureen was a Professional Librarian who worked for the Library of Congress and then went into the Public-School systems in Mansfield, Foxboro, and finally before retiring for King Philip Regional High School. Maureen was an avid reader and enjoyed cooking as well, but her greatest joy was being a mother, wife, sister, and friend.
Besides her loving husband of 52 years, she is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Matthew and Tracey Mores of San Francisco, CA; her daughter, Rebecca Mores, and her partner, Chris Wolforth of Salem; her nine beloved brothers and sisters and their spouses, Pamela and Edward Ferreira of Naples, FL, Thomas and Jamie Doherty of Salem, NH, David and Judy Dempster of Bokeelia, FL, Robert and Barbara Hargraves of NH, Richard and Mary Hargraves of Peabody, Susan Hargraves and Frank McCarthy of Nahant, Erin and Dennis Heenan of Salem, Shawn and Jean Doherty of Bedford, and Peter and Jane Doherty of New Market, MD; and is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and dear friends.
Her funeral will be held on Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody, followed by her funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Church, Church St., Peabody, to which relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Immaculate Cemetery, Lawrence.