Maura Cushen Cale

July 21, 1941 - March 1, 2019

07/21/1941 - 03/01/2019

Past Services

Sunday March 03, 2019
4:00 pm
Harrellsville Cemetery
Quebec Road
Harrellsville, NC 27942

NEWPORT, NC – Maura Cushen Cale, age 77, formerly of Harrellsville, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 1, 2019 at the Crystal Coast Hospice of Newport, NC, surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Cale was born in Brighton, England on July 21, 1941 to Patrick and Gladys Pickett Cushen. Maura met her husband, Thomas, while he was stationed in England. The two married and she returned back to Harrellsville to live and raise her family. She worked at Lawrence Academy in Merry Hill, NC for many years. Maura took great pleasure in her family and spending time with them. She loved animals, especially her two cats that she leaves behind, Bella and Ollie. She enjoyed reading, traveling, knitting, and doing jigsaw puzzles. Maura was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend that will be deeply missed by all that knew her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Alvin Cale just a short time ago, December 2018.

Maura is survived by her daughter, Debbie Andrews (Ken) of Knightdale, NC; two sons, Thomas Michael Cale (Tracy) of Newport, NC, and Gary Steven Cale (Linda) of Windsor, NC; a granddaughter, Kasi Andrews Horton (Jacob); three grandsons, Daniel Cale, Brandon Cale, and Zachary Andrews, and her brother, Roy Cushen of Brighton, England.

A celebration of life graveside funeral service will be held on Sunday, March 3, 2019, at 4:00 pm at the Harrellsville Cemetery, Harrellsville, NC, with Father Michael Burbeck, officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made directly to Alley Cats and Angels, PO Box 785, Apex, NC 27502 or online by clicking here.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service is handling the arrangements for the Cale family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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5 years ago

My deepest sympathy to you and your family. I’m praying for strength beyond normal, to comfort you and your family. God does Not cause death right now. “Time and unforeseen occurrences befall all.” Ecclesiastes 9:11. Remember: “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done,on Earth, as it is in Heaven.” Matthew 6:10; Daniel 2:44. You see it is a government that Jesus soon will rule as King. It will bring no more pain, no more sorrow, no more tears, no more death. Revelation 21:3-5. The dead will live again, here on Earth, Soon. Acts 24:15; Psalms 37:11, 29; Isaiah 26:19. Make sure you look up all the scriptures to see this is all true. There is more. If your interested please email me at: Everything is free. Jesus said go free give free. Because it is from him. Kathy

Sandra Bateman
5 years ago

Mrs. Cale was a very special lady. I got to know her at Lawerence Academy . You all in our thoughts and prayers.

Wanda Forbes
5 years ago

Terry and I are so very sorry for your loss. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Lisa Hodges
5 years ago

Fondly remember Mrs. Cale looking after my kids Alex and Kate at Lawrence Academy. Always a friendly intelligent person.

Edith williford
5 years ago

So sorry to hear about Mrs cale. She was a nice person to know and worked so hard at lawrence academy. She and I have many memories at lawrence academy and many memories at water aerobics.she will be missed. Love to all the family. A great lady!

Greg & Lisa Siders
5 years ago

So sorry for your loss, prayers for the family at this difficult time.

Martha Price
5 years ago

Maura was a special lady. She was a great asset to Lawerence Academy. Enjoyed several trips with her over the years. Prayers for her family

Phyllis Copeland
5 years ago

My heart is heavy at the news of Maura’s passing. We are praying for the family during this difficult time. She was a very caring person who will be missed.

Kathryn Perry
5 years ago

So sorry to hear of Mrs. Cale’s passing. Have many fond memories of working with her at Lawrence Academy. Condolences to the family.

Ann Bristow
5 years ago

Maura was a Godsend for me and a great neighbor and friend. She will be missed by many!