Maureen S. Pober
August 19, 1954 ~ April 20, 2023
A Loving Force of Nature
Maureen Sweeney Pober
August 19, 1954 – April 20, 2023
Maureen passed away peacefully on April 20, 2023, surrounded by her loving family. Maureen leaves behind her three beautiful children Brian (Jaime), Stephen and Christine. Nana will be especially missed by her Grandchildren Cassidy and Owen. It is often said that A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others and that was never truer than in Maureen’s case.
Maureen was predeceased by her husband Stephen who sadly passed only months ago, her parents Leonard (Len) & Virginia (Jean), her sister Ginna (John), and her brother Bobby. She is survived by her brother Michael (Kim) and all her Pober “brothers and sisters” Cathy, Christine (Ed), Thomas (Teresa), Barbara (Ron), Patty (Terry), Eileen, stepbrother Johnny (Mary), and stepsister MaryPat (Bobby). She will be dearly missed by hermany nieces, nephews, great nieces & nephews. It is some comfort to the family to know she will be reunited in love with Stephen, TJ & Anna and her family.
The second eldest child of Len & Jean, she grew up in a loving home with her 3 siblings on Colony Street in Hicksville, Long Island. She attended Our Lady of Mercy Grammar School in Hicksville and Our Lady of Mercy Academy in Syosset where she made lifelong friendships. Maureen met the love of her life in 1978 at Copperfield’s in Garden City Park where she had her great posse of girlfriends and Stephen showed up with his good bunch of friends. Wouldn’t you know it, before long they started making their forever plans. One thing to be said, that while often true of many couples, Maureen and Stephen were always together and truly inseparable. Their home in Smithtown was a gathering place of family, of love and friendship, with Maureen always making sure everyone felt welcome and included.
Block Island was their second home and they loved spending time there with friends, family and kids. Maureen really loved the beach and when they weren’t on Block Island, you could find them at Robert Moses. Who could forget her travel bag down on the sand which contained anything you might have forgotten to bring. She was an avid traveler, and loved spending time in Italy, Mexico and Florida with family and friends.Maureen will be dearly missed by all her Italy travel buddies who will remember fondly all those great times of food, wine and sightseeing. Stephen always made sure she had ice for her vino.
Maureen will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, an amazing mother, and the most fun loving, supportive, motivational … aunt, friend, and open-hearted woman ever. She epitomized the beauty of inside & outmore than anyone. She was so proud of her children and often bragged about them to everyone in her life, and lately spent a lot of time talking about how great a husband and father Stephen had been, and how lucky she was to have been with him for more than 40 years.
The family wants to thank everyone for your love and support. Seeing Maureen in your eyes and hearts makes this difficult time less so. We are grateful to have such caring family and friends.
The Pober Family has asked that in lieu of flowers a gift be made using this link The Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund in Maureen’s name. You may also send your gift to: Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund 510 Grumman Ro