Maureen Over Cliche, age 85, of Grayson, Ga., passed away peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021.
She is survived by her children, Debbie Cliche of Chattanooga, Tenn.; Kevin (Cindy) Cliche of Murfrees-boro, Tenn.; Colleen (Jeff) Simonis of Snellville, Ga.; Tom (Richelle) Cliche of Los Alamitos, Calif.; Russell (Jessica) Cliche of Hixon, Tenn.; David (Luana) Cliche of Brooks, Ga.; grandchildren Hayden, Kennon, Kyle, Colin, Samarie, Isabella, Malorie, Parker, Kali, Lilia, her sisters-in-laws Joan, June, Barbara, several nieces/nephews and longtime friends especially Elsie Tomazic.
Maureen was born in Torrington, Conn., on Jan. 22, 1936, to Edward and May Over. She met the love of her life at a Yale football game. He was a young man from Whitefield, N.H. They married June 22, 1957. After marrying the love of her life, Don Cliche in 1957, she raised six children and continued to support her family in various extracurricular activities. She held leadership roles at church and school. Mom always said her purpose in life was to take care of Dad and her children and to help them get to heaven. Music has always been a major part of her life, starting at an early age in school and church. She competed in numerous vocal competitions. Her love for music didn’t stop there. She started and directed in 1967 a singing group of mothers from Holmes School in New Britain, who were called ‘Do Re Mommies’. She was also Choir Director at various Catholic churches throughout her life. When she moved back to Georgia., she joined with our Dad in a senior music group, the ‘Hi-Lo’s’. Faith, family, and friends meant everything to her. The Cliche home was known as a place to gather, for all to celebrate life, holidays and friendships. Thank you Gerri Goss, Caregiver, for loving our Mom the way you did.
Maureen was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Cliche, her parents and brother, Raymond Over.
Visitation/Vigil for deceased will be held Wednesday, Sept. 22, 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the JP Center (house next to the church) and Rosary 7:00-7:30 p.m. at St. Oliver’s Catholic Church. A Memorial Mass will be held on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, at 11:00 a.m., at St. Oliver Plunkett Catholic Church, 3200 Brooks Drive, Snellville, GA 30078. A PRIVATE inurnment will be held at a later date at Georgia National Cemetery. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.wagesfuneralhome.com . Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, 120 Scenic Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30046 (770-963-2411) has been entrusted with the arrangements.