Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Obituary: Maureen Mahnken, Harrisburg Catholic Elementary School Teacher

Maureen MahnkenMaureen E. Mahnken, 68, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on October 20, 2022, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on January 29, 1954, in Staten Island, N.Y., and was the daughter of the late Adolph H. and Margaret M. (Conway) Mahnken.

Maureen was a teacher at the Harrisburg Catholic Elementary School, where she devoted her entire teaching career. Teaching was her life. Maureen was a 2016 recipient of the Diocese’s prestigious Golden Apple awards. She also found joy in spending time with her family and friends.

In addition to her parents, Maureen was preceded in death by her brother, William Mahnken.

She is survived by her lifelong friends, Joseph Dailey and Kim Lehman; three nieces, Tracy Balistrere-Kostelac, Anne-Marie Balistrere Atticks and her husband Kenneth, and Angela Britton and her husband Brooke; great- nieces and nephews, Alexa, Anthony, Alexander, Lucas, Aliza, Ava, Cecelia and Francesca.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated October 26 at Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Middletown. Burial was at the convenience of the family.

The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Harrisburg Catholic Elementary, 212 State St. Harrisburg PA 17101. Condolences may be shared online at

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