Published 4:24 pm Thursday, August 20, 2015
Maureen McNally, 69, died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford, after a 12-year fight with breast cancer. A memorial service will be held at a later date in New York. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Born in Brooksville, Maine, she was an unapologetic animal rights champion, artist, wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. A hairdresser by trade, she retired to Holly Springs in 2009 with her husband of 45 years, James Peter McNally, to help raise her sole granddaughter. She was a deeply empathetic person known for her kindness and her love of beauty.
She is survived by her husband, James Peter McNally; daughter, Shannon Maureen McNally; son, Sean James McNally; brother, Scott Cameron Schnirring; sister, Faith Naomi Schnirring Barry; one granddaughter, many lifelong friends and her beloved dogs.