Maureen Ursula (Sullivan) Bader passed away peacefully on January 29, 2020 in Brewster, MA after being surrounded by dear friends and family. She was born in Boston to Rena and Al Sullivan on September 6, 1936.Maureen earned her B.S. in Education from Boston College and an M. Ed. at UMass/Boston in the late fifties. She taught stateside in Stoughton and Brookline, MA; in addition, she taught overseas in Japan for the Department of Defense, and in Panama for the Panama Canal Company. Maureen earned an Educational Specialist degree at the University of Georgia in the seventies then decided to shift her career focus. After spending some time working in publishing and the social security administration, Maureen moved to Alexandria, VA where she worked as an Administrative Officer in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, specializing in the U.S. Mission to the Organization of American States. She felt fortunate to have been a U.S. delegate at the general assemblies for 20 years. She retired from the state department in 2000 and moved to Cape Cod in 2013.
Maureen married Donald Bader in in 1977. They spent many happy times in the Northern Neck of Virginia with their dog, Budweiser.
Maureen was especially passionate about her volunteer work with Ignatian Volunteer Corps in Virginia. In addition, she dearly loved spending time with close friends and cherished family members. She was an exceptionally attentive listener, who took joy in hearing about the current events of each person in her life. She had a wonderful ability to retain every detail of every conversation she had with those close to her.
Maureen is predeceased by her husband, Don, her parents Rena and Al Sullivan, and her best friend, Fran Coyne. She is survived by her sister, Regina Hunter, of Sudbury MA, her nephews Chuck and Paul, nieces Jeanne and Nanci, her goddaughters Frances and Kathy, as well as several grandnephews, grandnieces and many special relatives and friends.
A funeral Mass will be held at St. Pius X Church, Station Ave., South Yarmouth, MA at 10:00 AM Saturday, February 8, 2020 with reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, Maureen would love a donation to the humane society or an animal rescue facility of your choice.