Maureen Margaret Brockup, Music Director/Organist
St. John’s Episcopal, Woodbridge
Maureen Margaret was born on July 13, 1940. Her parents were; Armondo and Mary Simeone of Port Reading, NJ, where she was raised. After her marriage to the love of her life, Arthur Brockup, she moved to Sewaren where she resided for 59 years. They were married for 58 years. Maureen died on Friday, November 24, 2023 at the Bayshore Medical Center, Homedel. NJ.
She is survived by her daughters; Celeste and Dawn; son in law, Charles; grandsons, Scott and Matthew along with great granddaughters, Shelby, Mary and Lydia.
Maureen was a music and typing teacher at St. Anthony’s School in Port Reading where she enjoyed and fondly remembers her students. She was an organist at St. Anthony of Padua R.C. Church in Port Reading and later volunteered as the Director of Music and Organist at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Woodbridge located in Sewaren from 1998 until her death. She built a strong Choir. It is on record that in her 25 years of service at St. John’s she refused to accept any compensation. She served as Clerk of the Vestry of St. John’s. She was a member of the Vestry for many years, delegate to the Diocesan Convention, member of the Daughters of the King, member of the Episcopal Church Women (ECW) and volunteered for other committees at the Church. She also gave generously to the support of the Church. She loved music and played piano in a country band, as well as in her husband’s band where they entertained at Albert Music Hall in Waretown. She was also a longtime NY Yankee fan and cheered for her beloved NY Giants. She will be greatly missed.
Funeral procession will begin at 9:30am on Friday, December 01, 2023 from CHUBENKO FUNERAL HOME, 625 Port Reading Avenue, Port Reading, NJ, followed by the Funeral Service by 10:00am at St. John Episcopal Church in Sewaren. Interment will follow at Rahway Cemetery in Rahway. NJ.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 30, 2023 from 5 pm to 8 pm at the funeral home. At Maureen’s request, in lieu of flowers, donations in memory of her may be made to St. John Episcopal Church, 17 Woodbridge Avenue, Sewaren, NJ 07077.
O God, who by the glorious resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ destroyed death, and brought life and immortality to light: Grant that your servant David, being raised with Christ, may know the strength of his presence, and rejoice in his eternal glory; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen