Maura P. Cole

27 mars 195017 février 2021

Maura P. (O’Brien) Cole of Lynn, died on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at the age of 70, after suffering a series of strokes over the past eleven years. Born in London, England on March 27, 1950, she was the daughter of the late Gerald and Helena (O’Donoghue) O’Brien. She came to the United States at the age of thirteen and has resided in Lynn ever since. She attended and graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Lynn. As an adult, Maura became a U.S. citizen, an accomplishment of which she was very proud.

Maura worked for many years as office manager for Rossetti Consulting Services, and for Peter A. Rossetti Insurance Agency of Saugus. She volunteered much of her time with her three sons youth programs, primarily Wyoma Little League as a team mother and in the “booth”. She also served as a den mother with St. Pius V Cub Scouts.

Her family was the most important thing in her life. She leaves her husband of fifty years, Joseph Cole, and her sons, Michael Cole and his wife Tammy of Saugus, Patrick Cole and his wife LeeAnne of Lynn, and Kevin Cole and his wife Nicolle of CA. She also leaves five grandchildren, Emilee, Kaitlyn, Payten, Judah, and Quinney Cole; and one great-grandson, Cayden Haggar. She also leaves two sisters, Geraldine Rossetti of Exeter, NH, and Kerry Kidger of Danvers, and one brother, John Joseph O’Brien of Falmouth, as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was predeceased by her parents and her brother, Laurence O’Brien.

Arrangements: A Funeral Mass for Maura will be held on Wednesday, February 24th at 10:30 AM at St. Pius V Church, Lynn, please arrive at 10:00 AM. Burial will follow in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. As an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, donations in Maura’s honor may be made to a charity of your choice.


  • Funeral Mass Meeting At Church

    mercredi, 24 février , 2021

  • Burial

    mercredi, 24 février , 2021


Maura P. Cole


Dena Domey

24 février , 2021

Pat and Family,

I am so sorry I have such warm memories of your mom. Sending my deepest sympathies.

Dena Domey

Geraldine Rossetti

24 février , 2021

We played together, grew up together, went to school together. From London, to Tottenham, to Lynn. We enjoyed UK Caravan and Devon holidays and US vacations to Cape Cod. Then we worked together, had families of our own and grew old together. We shared so much…fights, tears, the good and the bad but always Family First like Lena taught us. I miss you!! You were ready, I was not.
Ged (aka BTC&G)

Doug Veinotte

24 février , 2021

Maura was a good friend who made family get togethers and discussions of all shapes and sizes more fun. She will be missed by all of us as we cherish the memories.

Patricia Mallett

22 février , 2021

Joe, I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your wife, Maura. Please, know I am thinking of you and your family. ~Trish

Cheryl Villani

21 février , 2021

A love of life and laughter – a commitment to her family and faith, and an exemplary testament to integrity and morals. A life well lived and shared with a tremendous spirit despite the obstacles she faced. It was a privilege and honor to be a part of her life and family during so many years, the ups/downs, and all those wondrous celebrations and fun adventures. My deepest sorrow and sadness at Maura’s departure from the earthly world - comforted with so many memories to cherish and remember during this difficult time. Soar on eagles’ wings Maura!

Kerry Kidger

20 février , 2021

I miss you so much already & it hurts so badly.. I yearn to hear your voice once more! I want to be called “kipper” or “goober” or “ninny-muggins” (never thought I would Long for this). You have & will always be the person I have admired the most. Your love for our family, kindness to all, perseverance in the face of suffering, great wit & humor, closeness to our Heavenly Father & always being there for me❤️ & the rest of the family was such a gift. I will even miss your singing & I never thought I would say that. We both know how much we shared together (everything basically) which was such a tremendous blessing. I know you loved me so very much as I love you. I cannot fathom my life without you so if you have any say up there, send help as I will need it to make it through the days & years ahead. I always referred to you as the “good one” of us 5 kids & the rest of us hooligans & renegades. You will always be OUR GOOD ONE! In my heart is where You will be now & I will think of you each & everyday for the rest of my days. Life was truly unfair to you over the last 11 years, but you pushed through it & made the rest of us push through with you! Brave, amazing, loving & a true miracle in action is the short version of describing you, my cherished Sister. Your my “once in a lifetime person” !!! Loving you has always been so easy which is what makes you so special. Our family will truly never be the same without you & I know I will definitely never be the same without you. I LOVE YOU Maura so much it actually hurts. Go with God & give Dad, Mum & Lar my love. Until we meet again my beautiful Maura X0

Chelsea Rossetti

20 février , 2021

Maur -
Our family will always feel the space you left, but each of us is different from having been loved by you.
I'm sad I can't be with family to honor you this week, but I will carry your memory with me. When I am thrown in the pool with all of my clothes on in 2031 I will smile thinking of you and still be furious.
I love and miss you,

Shannon Kidger

20 février , 2021


Thinking of years back when you would let me “babysit” Emma and Kait. In reality you were just including me in for a fun night or weekend adventure... but you wanted me to feel like i had a responsibility. Whether it was sleepovers at your place, trips to Story Land, Clark’s Trading post, the butterfly place, the ymca or movies, you always extending the invite to me. I miss those days and I miss you so much. Give Lena, Puppa, and Lar a hug and kiss for me. We love you so much, our angel forever.

XOXO Shanny

Jackie Hutchings

20 février , 2021

My cousin Maura is part of my earliest memories of my childhood growing up in England. I remember as a child how excited my sister Jill and I would be when we heard the O`Brien`s were coming over. Maura was a kind, generous, beautiful, intelligent woman. She was fiercely loyal to family and as brave and independent a woman as l have ever known. We spent many summer days enjoying the beach when our kids were little and trips to Salem Willows. I have countless memories of Maura over the years, always enjoying a chance to get together filled with love and laughter. I can't help but smile and shed a tear writing this thinking somehow Maura is looking down on all of us as she has reunited with all the O'Brien and Reynolds family members that are by her side. Rest in peace Maura knowing that we will always keep you in our dreams and will see you again one day.

Dr Eileen Watson

20 février , 2021

Maura, prayers for your family. We had some great adventures at St Mary’s . Rest In Peace.
Dr Eileen Watson