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Obituary for Maureen Kaupas

On Tuesday, October 11, 2022, Maureen Kaupas, a beautiful, brilliant, and powerful mother passed away after a lengthy battle with Parkinson's disease at St. Peter University Medical Center in New Brunswick, New Jersey. She was eighty-six years old.

Mrs. Kaupas was born October 23, 1935, in Bronx, New York; a Great Depression baby, a polio survivor and daughter of Irish immigrants, Timothy and Emily (Sullivan) Sullivan. In 1966, she relocated to New Jersey and lived in Old Bridge. After that, she resided in Denville and Ridgewood before settling in Somerset in 2005.

Maureen attended Montclair University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in history. She began in the insurance industry in Bergen County as a legal secretary. She then continued working for Bergen County Special Service for several years as a school secretary. Maureen enjoyed card games, particularly Bridge, and played for many years at the Welcome Wagon Club. She appreciated reading the NY Times and loved playing golf and tennis. Maureen enjoyed traveling with Philip once she and her husband retired. She was courageous and had a resilient spirit. She was wise with a gentle soul and always had a sense of humor; Parkinson’s could not take that away. Maureen loved her family beyond all else, and she especially cherished her grandchildren.

Mrs. Kaupas was preceded in death by her parents, Timothy and Emily Sullivan, and her brother, Dennis Sullivan.

She is survived by her husband and sweetheart of 59 years, Philip Kaupas; her four children, David Kaupas and his wife Phyllis, Brian Kaupas and his wife Laura, Patricia Bakos and her husband Edward and Sheila Kaupas. She is also survived by her sister, Eileen Cheronnet and her husband Paul; her eight grandchildren, Kaitlin, Daniella, Jillian, Olivia, Ryan, Celeste, Valentina and Viviana and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may visit on Saturday, October 15 from 12:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. at the Gleason Funeral Home. Funeral services will begin at 3:15 P.M. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Parkinson's Foundation at or at 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131.