Aug. 31, 1925 – Sept. 29, 2012
Maureen B. Day, a registered nurse, longtime nursing supervisor at Sisters Hospital and mother of 11, died Saturday in Kenmore Mercy Hospital, Town of Tonawanda. She was 87.
Born Maureen Burns in Buffalo, she graduated from Kenmore High School and Middlesex General Hospital’s School of Nursing in New Brunswick, N.J. During her nursing training, she served in the Cadet Nurse Corps, which trained students to serve in the military, but World War II ended before her graduation.
On July 4, 1949, she married Allan B. Day, and they moved to his hometown of Bayshore, Long Island, where they lived for five years. The Days returned to the Town of Tonawanda in 1954 and became the parents of seven daughters and four sons.
Mr. Day died in 2005.
Mrs. Day worked at Sisters Hospital for 30 years, where she was nursing supervisor for about the last 20 years, retiring in 1988.
As a child, she was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Tonawanda from the time it was founded in 1929.
Except for the short time she lived on Long Island, Mrs. Day was active in the parish, where she was a parish council member and a member of the Altar and Rosary Society.
She loved to make quilts and pillows for her 31 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and even the children of friends and acquaintances.
“She would make them for anybody she knew who had a baby,” said Mrs. Day’s daughter Maureen Jones. “People tell us that their kids have never let go of their little pillows.”
Survivors include seven daughters, Janet, Margaret, Mary Virginia Mack, Patricia Day-Harding, Maureen Jones, Megan, and Ellen DeNormand; four sons, Kevin, Michael, Terrance and Timothy; a brother, James Burns; and a sister, Thelma Frauenhofer.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. today in Blessed Sacrament Church, 263 Claremont Ave., Town of Tonawanda.