Maura C. Cale

Published 6:53 pm Friday, March 1, 2019

NEWPORT, NC – Maura Cushen Cale, age 77, formerly of Harrellsville, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 1, 2019 at the Crystal Coast Hospice of Newport, NC, surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Cale was born in Brighton, England on July 21, 1941 to Patrick and Gladys Pickett Cushen. Maura met her husband, Thomas, while he was stationed in England. The two married and she returned back to Harrellsville to live and raise her family. She worked at Lawrence Academy in Merry Hill, NC for many years. Maura took great pleasure in her family and spending time with them. She loved animals, especially her two cats that she leaves behind, Bella and Ollie. She enjoyed reading, traveling, knitting, and doing jigsaw puzzles. Maura was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend that will be deeply missed by all that knew her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Alvin Cale just a short time ago, December 2018.

Maura is survived by her daughter, Debbie Andrews (Ken) of Knightdale, NC; two sons, Thomas Michael Cale (Tracy) of Newport, NC, and Gary Steven Cale (Linda) of Windsor, NC; a granddaughter, Kasi Andrews Horton (Jacob); three grandsons, Daniel Cale, Brandon Cale, and Zachary Andrews, and her brother, Roy Cushen of Brighton, England.

A celebration of life graveside funeral service will be held on Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 4:00 pm at the Harrellsville Cemetery, Harrellsville, NC, with Father Michael Burbeck, officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made directly to Alley Cats and Angels, PO Box 785, Apex, NC 27502 or online by visiting fund; type Maura Cale.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service is handling the arrangements for the Cale family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting