Maureen Kilcullen

Born: 10/29/1954 Passed:

Maureen Kilcullen, a life-long resident of Canton, Ohio passed away July 7, 2020.

Maureen is survived by her brothers Michael and John (Tina), her sisters Mary Ann Liberti (Gary) and Theresa Beadle (Tommy) and many nieces and nephews.  She will also be missed by her godmother Aunt Patti Rawley, cousins and many good friends.

Maureen was born October 29, 1954 to Tom and Betty Kilcullen. She graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and received a Masters of Library Science from Kent State University.  Maureen was employed as a librarian at the Barberton Public Library and finished her career as an Associate professor, reference librarian at Stark Campus Kent State University where she was respected and highly regarded.  She was the Recipient of the Regional Campus Vice Provost award for Outstanding Service, Kent State University Regional Campuses in 1997.  She had been a volunteer at the Dublin Irish Festival, Dublin, OH since 1995. She was a Member of American Library Association and the Association College and Research Libraries.  Maureen loved and was loved by her students for being helpful, accessible and funny.

Maureen was a great animal lover and rescued many pets though-out her life.

She was very kind, loyal and generous and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. We will especially miss her wonderful sense of humor.  Her nieces and nephews will miss their favorite aunt.  We are all better for knowing Maureen.  There is another angel in heaven. Memorial services will be held at later date. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Humane Society or St. Jude’s.  Condolences can be shared with her family online at

Heritage Cremation Society




17 Tributes to Maureen Kilcullen

  1. Kim K says:

    Maureen was a wonderful woman! She will be missed but she will never be forgotten my condolence goes out to her family and her pets.Rest in peace.

    • Carol Blundell says:

      She was my favorite person to work with at the library. Always interesting no matter what she talked about. Sincere condolences to her family and friends.

      • Joni Triner Gates and Dan says:

        Dear Mary Ann, Gary and Family,
        I am so sorry to read about Maureen. I went to Glenwood with her and have great memories of her. She was always smiling, kind and had a wicked sense of humor. Gary, you worked at UPS with my husband, Dan. He thought highly of you. He retired in 2002 and has been a Happy Camper ever since. I am sorry I didn’t connect with Maureen after I returned to Plain Township in ’80. May your precious memories help you through this most difficult time. As you said, heaven gained another angel.

    • Joan Streck says:

      A very sweet & kind lady will be missed

    • Thomas & Joan Vlacovsky family. says:

      Our prayers are with the Kilcullen family at this time I am sure Tom & Betty are waiting for her with open arms. God Bless all of you .Tom &Joan.

  2. John Karasarides says:

    My dear friend , I will never forget your kindness, your friendship and your wonderful sense of humor . My memories of you and our friendship will last forever . I smile when I think of you, may your memory be eternal you sweet girl. God bless you.

    Your buddy,
    John Karasarides

    • Tina says:

      My sympathy goes to the Kilcullen family. I worked with Maureen for three years in the late 90s and I helped with her indexing project that led me to a lifelong interest in amateur genealogical research. Maureen made us laugh routinely at the library, usually at the perfect quiet moment to slip in some quick dry wit. She made work fun, was a multi-talented lady, and will be well-remembered. I hope warm and funny memories comfort your hearts.

      With sympathy,

  3. Joanna says:

    Maureen was a wonderful person! Had the pleasure of being her neighbor for 5 years, she was so kind to everyone and bought my little ones the coolest books. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

    • Rebecca Kempthorn says:

      Maureen was A very special high school friend: so fun, kind and creative. I haven’t run into her for many years, but am still sad to think she is gone. My condolences to her wonderful family…I know Maureen (whom we called “Mo” way back then, will be missed. Much love, Rebecca, Glenwood class of ‘73

  4. Leslie Heaphy says:

    So sorry for your loss. Loved working with Maureen at Stark. She was such a beautiful spirit. She truly loved helping our students and her Irish history.

  5. Jeanne L. says:

    Had the pleasure of working with Maureen in the KSU Stark library for too many years to count. We were all more like family than coworkers, sharing life’s ups & downs. There was never a dull moment with Maureen around! Among my favorite memories of her are her infectious laugh, and the “lunch” she brought to work every day in a cooler on wheels!

    My heart goes out to her family. She was so proud of you all and loved you so deeply.

  6. Tanya and Relja Vulanovic says:

    Our deepest condolences to Maureen’s family. She will always remain in our fondest memory.

  7. Christine Nardecchia says:

    Theresa, Mary Ann and family,
    I am so heartbroken to hear this news. My heart is with you all. I will fondly remember her cheer, wit and spunky spirit. Please know that many prayed are holding you up right now.

  8. Lee Fox-Cardamone says:

    Maureen was a campus favorite and a personal favorite of mine. Always kind, funny, and helpful — not to mention feisty!
    My condolences to her family.

  9. Bill and Colette Watkins says:

    Maureen was a true original. A friendship spanning 48 years of shared good memories was not nearly enough. The value of her friendship immeasurable, the loss profound. It was a great privilege to be her friend. She was our Maid of Honor, a title she held for us throughout the years. Our heartfelt sympathy to her beloved family in the loss of this extraordinary woman, proud sister, proud aunt, and proud great aunt.

    We will love and miss you, Maureen, until the end of our days.

  10. Patricia Olsson says:

    To Maureen’s family: I teach at Kent Stark and had the wonderful opportunity of having Maureen speak to several of my classes. Over the years, whenever I stopped in the library, I would find her, just to say “hi”. We would often talk genealogy, and I always enjoyed talking with her no matter what we talked about. I have missed her since she retired, and was dismayed to find out that she had passed away. My condolences to her family and those of us who admired, appreciated and enjoyed her.

  11. Rev. Tom Douce, Interfaith Campus Ministry, Retired says:

    Maureen was always ready to help any student or colleague. She was a person of grace and kindness. My blessings to you her family in your loss of a sister, aunt, cousin, goddaughter and friend.

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