Maureen Louise Cahill -- Austin
AUSTIN -- A funeral Mass for Maureen Louise Cahill will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Church of St. Augustine in Austin, with the Revs. Joe Fogal, James Seitz, Richard Loomis, and Donald Zenk co-officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Austin.
Miss Cahill, 42, of Austin, died Wednesday (Nov. 24, 2004) at her brother's home following a 11⁄2-year; illness with cancer.
Born Sept. 9, 1962, in Austin, she attended St. Augustine Grade School, Pacelli High School and Austin Vo-Tech. In 1981 she became an evening receptionist at Sacred Heart Care Center, was the first administrative assistant at the Cedars of Austin and for 23 years was activities director at Sacred Heart Care Center. She enjoyed music of all kinds, and since age 16 had participated in liturgical music at St. Augustine Catholic Church where she played guitar for a small singing group and children's choir and sang in the adult choir. She served on the Parish Council and Liturgical Committee for eight years, organized the mother/daughter banquet at St. Augustine for 11 years, taught Sunday school for seven years and was the director of the program for five years. When the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life was introduced to Austin 11 years ago, she was an original committee member and continued to be part of the event every year, including the one in August 2004. In 1988 she served on the Pacelli's All School Reunion Committee. Since being diagnosed with cancer in July 2003 she had been a strong supporter of Breast Cancer Awareness
Survivors include her mother, Shirley (Weber) Cahill; a brother, Dave Cahill of Austin; and her maternal grandmother, Genevieve Weber of Austin. She was preceded in death by her father, maternal grandfather and paternal grandparents..
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Mayer Funeral Home in Austin where there will be Council of Catholic Women rosary at 5 p.m. and a wake service at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Memorials are suggested to Austin Area Catholic Schools, Pacelli High School or Sacred Heart Care Center.