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Memorial Park North Funeral Home Riverside Chapel
989 Riverside Drive Gainesville, GA 30501

Mrs. Maureen Forcier

Maureen Kenyon Forcier

 

Maureen K. Forcier, 76, of Fairfax, VA passed away on February 6, 2016 of Alzheimer's disease.  Maureen was born the daughter of Harold E. and Claire Daniels Kenyon on December 26, 1939.  She is preceded in death by her parents and her beloved brother, Charles E. Kenyon.  Maureen is survived by her two daughters, Renee F. Herndon (David) and Jill F. Robinson (T. Wesley) six grandchildren, three nephews, her longtime companion, Clifford Warfield, his three children, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, all of whom Maureen loved as her own.

 

Maureen was born in Smithfield, Rhode Island.  She graduated with honors from Woonsocket High School in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, and earned a trip to New York City.  Maureen attended Tufts University and earned a degree in Dental Hygiene.  When asked why she chose the field of dentistry, Maureen answered that she "loves people and she enjoys helping them."

 

Maureen worked as a Dental Hygienist and then as a Periodontal Specialist.  She served as President of the Northern Virginia Dental Hygiene Association and president of the Virginia DHA.  Maureen's family is convinced that she possessed a supernatural power to understand what her patients were saying while she was cleaning their teeth.  She would then remember details of her patients' lives and inquire after their families and activities during future visits.  Building relationships with her patients and co-workers was important to Maureen. 

 

Maureen loved traveling.  She traveled to Europe, Canada and all over the United States.  She also enjoyed cooking.  Maureen was a founding member of the Gourmet Group of Washington.  She had two original recipes published in a dessert cookbook.  Maureen was a life-long Red Sox fan.  Her fondest memories of her youth include bike rides, the Red Sox, and trips with her father for ice cream.  She also cheered for the Washington Redskins for all of her adult life. 

 

Maureen loved playing tennis.  Maureen participated in several local tennis groups.  She contributed significantly to a Washington, DC Metropolitan Tennis Organization, which awarded her the President's Award in 1998.  She was also a member of the Golden Racquets. 

 

Maureen was an active member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church.  She served in their Stephens Ministry, as a board director, and as an office volunteer.

 

Maureen loved gathering with friends and loved ones.  She instituted many holiday traditions that her daughters continue with their own families.  Another highlight for Maureen was celebrating New Year's Eve for 40 years with the same dear friends.  They would gather to prepare and enjoy lavish, themed gourmet meals.  The intersection of friends, family, food and tennis is the place at which Maureen was the happiest.  She was proud of her professional accomplishments.  She was also deservedly pleased with having successfully raised two daughters as she forwarded her own career and maintained a dynamic social life. 

 

Maureen will be missed by those who knew and loved her.  After a protracted illness, her family is relieved that she can now enjoy peace in the arms of the Lord. 

 

A memorial service will be held at St. Paul s Lutheran Church at 7426 Idylwood Road, Falls Church, VA on July 2, 2016.  Donations may be made to Insight Memory Care Center at 3953 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA  22030 or Northern Virginia Dental Clinic at 8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Ste 450, Fairfax, VA  22031.


Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel 989 Riverside Drive Gainesville, GA 30501. 770-297-6200 or for those who desire online condolences at www.memorialparkfuneralhomes.com.

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