Maureen Sundin

February 21, 1941February 21, 2021

Maureen “Moe” (Cavanaugh) Sundin, 80, of East Hartford, loving wife of over 59 years of James G. Sundin, Jr., peacefully passed away on her 80th birthday, Sunday, February 21, 2021, at Hartford Hospital. Born in Hartford on February 21, 1941, a daughter of the late John P. Cavanaugh and Alice (Conley) Cavanaugh Settino, she had been a resident of East Hartford since 1965. Maureen was a graduate of Hartford Public High School, class of 1959. Prior to her retirement, she was employed for over 22 years by the town of Glastonbury Department of Education as a Paraprofessional. A devout Catholic, Maureen was a longtime faithful communicant of Our Lady of Peace Church, East Hartford where she served as a Eucharistic Minister for several years. An avid reader and line dancer, she also was an active member of the East Hartford Southend Senior Center who enjoyed going on several bus trips to area casinos and different venues. Most of all, Maureen was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother cherishing those special moments with her entire family. In addition to her beloved husband, Maureen is survived by a daughter, Deborah Bailey and her husband Peter of Bolton; a son, James G. Sundin, III and his wife Reagan of Ellington; six special grandchildren, Katie Harrison of Stamford, Samantha Bailey of Bolton, Kaila Morrow and Jaidyn Morrow both of Ellington, Justin Bailey and Andrew Bailey both of Delaware; several nieces, nephews, and dear friends. Besides her parents, Maureen was predeceased by an infant son, John Sundin; and two brothers, John P. Cavanaugh and his wife Doris of Enfield, Peter T. Cavanaugh of Stamford. Funeral service will be Friday (February 26th) with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10 am at Our Lady of Peace Church of St. Edmund Campion Parish, 370 May Road, East Hartford. Burial will follow at Silver Lane Cemetery, East Hartford. Maureen’s family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday (February 25th) from 4 – 6 pm at the D’Esopo-East Hartford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter Street, East Hartford. Everyone is asked to please go directly to the church on Friday morning and please wear a face covering and adhere to all Covid-19 regulations at the church and funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Maureen’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of CT, 200 Executive Blvd., Suite 4B, Southington, CT 06489. Maureen’s family would like to extend their sincere gratitude and appreciation to the entire staff at MapleView Health & Rehabilitation Center in Rocky Hill for their professionalism, comforting care, love, and compassion given to Maureen and her entire family over the past two years. For on-line expressions of sympathy to the family please visit


  • Alzheimer's Association of CT


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Funeral Mass

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26 February


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  • Public Visitation

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Joseph & Sandra Amirault

February 25, 2021

Jim & the Sundin Family, We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Maureen. We have very fond memories of Maureen at our tai chi classes at the senior center as well as at church. Our prayers go to you Jim and your family. We will miss her. Joe & Sandy Amirault

Linda Keegan

February 24, 2021

Dear Jim,
It is with a heavy heart that I read about Maureen's passing. I loved the time that she and I worked side by side helping children to reach for a brighter future. She has always been one of my most favorite paras. She always spoke her mind and kept the students focused on learning and growing. We shared some amazing stories! I know that you and your children will miss her. May she live in your hearts and the hearts of all who knew and loved her forever...
Linda Keegan


February 24, 2021

Terribly sorry to hear the news. Laura's and my thoughts are with Jimmy and the family. Sending our love and sympathy.

Kristine Cosker

February 24, 2021

Dear Sundin Family,

My deepest condolescences. Growing up around the corner and being childhood friends with Debbie and Jimmy, I have such fond memories of Mrs. Sundin ❤. I am so sorry for your loss.



Cheryl Griffin

February 24, 2021

Our deepest sympathy to all of Maureen’s family during this very challenging time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
I’ll always remember our many daily adventures on bus duty over the years at Naubuc. Maureen was a very special lady.
Cheryl and Carey Griffin

Anne Watson

February 24, 2021

To the Sundin family,

I’m sorry for your loss. I worked with Maureen as a teacher and administrator- she was a truly dedicated professional who was compassionate with her students. Students and staff knew they could rely on her. She is recognized for her commitment and dedication to students.

Jamie and Diane Stebbins

February 24, 2021

So sorry for your loss- Jamie and Diane Stebbins

Philip Gosselin

February 23, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Maureen. My heart goes out to her family.