***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.