Maria Cullen

  • Died: January 24, 2021
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts

James A. Murphy & Son Funeral Home

1020 Dorchester Ave
Dorchester, MA 02125

info@jmurphyfh.com
Tel. (617) 265-9840

Tribute & Message From The Family


CULLEN, Maria. Age 60 years, of Boston, Westborough, MA, and Harrison, New York, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, January 24th, 2021.

Beloved wife and best friend of Michael Cullen.

Loving mother of Meaghan Cullen and her husband Joseph Weislocher of Newton, MA, and Matthew Cullen of Jamaica Plain, MA.

Daughter of the late Pietro and Nicolina Montagano, both of Harrison, NY, and Bonefro, Italy.

Maria was an exceptional wife and mother who cared deeply for her family and neighbors. Always the first to offer help or a hug, she volunteered for any cause that would help people, and through this she touched the lives of countless people with her kindness, compassion, and unconditional love.

A private Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Cecilia's Church in Boston. A celebration of Marias's life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Maria's memory should be made to St. Cecilia Church, 18 Belvidere Street, Boston, MA 02115 or at www.stceciliaboston.org.


Condolence & Memory Journal

"Dear Michael, Meaghan and Matt, we are so very sorry for your loss of your dear wife and mother, Maria. As our children grew up in Westborough, we had many opportunities to share the moments with Maria. We will cherish our memories of a truly wonderful person whose grace, warmth and generosity touched our hearts."

Posted by Barbara Kajos - WESTBOROUGH, MA - Family Friend   February 08, 2021

Michael, Matthew and Megan, I'm so sorry for your loss. I was so sad to hear of Maria's passing and simply can't imagine the depth of your sadness. I pray your cherished memories carry you through these difficult days and the love in your heart holds Maria's presence close to you always.

Posted by Michael Nieset - Chagrin Falls, OH - Friend   February 01, 2021

Michael, Matthew and Megan, I was so saddened to learn of Maria's passing. She was a wonderful neighbor and a wonderful person. She made me feel good about life every time I had the chance to chat with her, and her presence made the neighborhood a warm and inviting place to be. She is, and will always be, in all our hearts.

Posted by Frank Guenther - Boston, MA - Neighbor   February 01, 2021

I miss you so much. I love you.

Posted by michael cullen - boston, MA - Spouse   January 31, 2021

Michael, Meaghan and Matthew: I was heartbroken to learn yesterday of Maria’s sudden passing. I am deeply sorry for your loss. Maria was one of those rare souls who emanate loving kindness—just a wonderful and good person. Seeing her would brighten my day, every time. It was impossible not to notice how much she adored her family. I will miss her very much.

Posted by jessica drislane - Neighbor   January 30, 2021

Michael, Meaghan and Matthew: I was heartbroken to learn yesterday of Maria’s sudden passing. I am deeply sorry for your loss. Maria was one of those rare souls who emanate loving kindness—just a wonderful and good person. Seeing her would brighten my day, every time. It was impossible not to notice how much she adored her family. I will miss her very much.

Posted by jessica drislane - Neighbor   January 30, 2021

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Michael , Matthew, Meaghan and Joey our hearts goes out to you after this sudden loss. You’re in our thoughts and prayers. Memory eternal

Posted by Gaetano Montagano and family - Family   January 29, 2021

Mike, I am so heartbroken to hear about Maria. She was such a wonderful, thoughtful and sweet person.
My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
Denise Medina

Posted by Denise Medina - Ocean Ridge, FL - Acquaintance   January 29, 2021

Our sincere condolences Michael , Meaghan, Matthew, Joey and Ellie❤
Maria, thank you for your kindness , your unconditional love your smile your laughter my beautiful cousin you will be missed you forever shall be in my heart ♥ I love you cuz

Posted by Lina Montagano - Kirkland, QC - family   January 29, 2021

Maria was the absolute best; we are beyond heartbroken & will miss her terribly. Rolling along the beach in the convertible, decorating the office for Christmas, nights on the roof deck - so many wonderful memories! She always had a smile & brought a smile to everyone around her. I absolutely adored Maria. Sending all my support to Mike, Matthew, Meaghan & Joey during what must be an impossible time.

Posted by Julia Frenette - friend   January 28, 2021

My condolences to her family. I grew up with Maria and one of my favorite memories is her birthday parties. Her mom always gave the best birthday parties when we were kids and Maria was always such a beautiful person. So very sorry for your loss

Posted by Jennifer Petagine - Silver lake - Friend   January 28, 2021

Michael, Meaghan, Matthew and Joey. We are so sorry for your loss. It's hard to lose someone who meant so much to all of us, and even harder that we cannot all be together to say good-bye. Maria blessed so many people with her kindness. We want you to know we are with you in spirit now and in the days and weeks ahead. Rest in peace our sweet Maria.

Posted by Reno Montagano and Family - Montreal, Qc Canada - Family   January 28, 2021

Maria was one of the kindest, caring people I have known. Our children grew up together and I knew her parents well. I genuinely adored them all. A wonderful family. My heart is so sad and I pray for Michael, Meaghan and Matthew that they may have courage and strength at this difficult time and treasure the wonderful memories of a beautiful soul, Maria.

Posted by Susan Franze - Friend   January 28, 2021

Michael, Meaghan and Matthew. I'm so sorry to hear of Maria's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. She was a wonderful person and she will be so missed. ❤

Posted by Gail Mellea - West Harrison, NY - Friend   January 28, 2021

My favorite cookie mom. I will miss you my friend. Sending loving strength to the beautiful family you have been taken from too soon.

Posted by Laurie Carleton - Westboro, MA - Friend   January 28, 2021

I grew up with Maria then had the awesome opportunity to reconnect with her while dating her cousin. She was a beautiful person, may she Rest In Peace. My condolences to her family.

Posted by Lorraine Galluzzo - West Harrison, NY - Friend   January 27, 2021


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