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“God makes no mistakes. Maureen's work on this side of Heaven is done. We'll see her on the other side. Blessings! ”
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“My dear cousin: May your soul Rest In Peace. We will love you and miss you always.Beverley, Vebert, Candice and Maddison ”
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Maureen Monique Raphael was born in Queens, New York, on March 17, 1982 to Jean Robert Raphael and the late Doreen Monique Bruff Raphael.

Maureen attended New York City Public Schools from elementary school through high school. She completed her high school education at Townsend Harris High School in Flushing, New York. After high school, Maureen attended Towson University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mass Communication. She later enrolled at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland and earned her Masters of Art Degree in Communication. Before Maureen fell ill, she was working to earn her second Masters Degree in Social Work from the Catholic University of America. She was slated to graduate in the spring of 2018.

Maureen has worked in the non-profit sector, that helps children, for many years. She worked for the Board of Child Care as a Childcare Worker and, later, a Supervisor. Maureen, also, worked for The Choice Program as a Service Coordinator and as an Assistant Director. Until Maureen fell ill, she was the Assistant Program Director at Hearts and Homes for Youth and she, also, mentored for a local mentoring program.

Maureen married Rashad LaJuan Rodgers on June 12, 2012. From their union, they had one beautiful daughter, Morgan Elizabeth Rodgers, on August 19, 2014.

In her free time, Maureen loved to travel with her family. She was always ready to ride shotgun, whether if it was to go see Rashad's former players' sporting events, weekend getaways, or most of all summer vacations. She absolutely loved to cook and host people at the house. She took great pride and joy in seeing family and loved ones enjoy the meals that she prepared. Maureen found great joy in watching reality television shows such as The Kardashians and The Real Housewives of Atlanta. She also loved listening to Trap Music in her car or while she cooked. Maureen loved spending time with her many friends. She loved watching and participating in Morgan's weekend activities. Maureen enjoyed driving home to Far Rockaway to spend time with her family and school friends. Maureen was a very selfless, loving, and supportive child, sister, wife, mother, and friend.

On January 10th, 2019, Maureen lost her courageous battle with brain cancer, peacefully, at her home. She is preceded in death by her mother, Doreen. She is survived by her loving husband Rashad, daughter Morgan, father, Jean R. Raphael, a brother, Derrick Bernard, sisters Pauline Spence, Paulette Griffith, Maxine Saunders and Yasmin Raphael, and a host of nieces and nephews, cousins, great nieces and nephews, other relatives and close friends.