Maureen Traine: A True Friend to All

Maureen Traine spoke out publicly at a UH SJMC digestive health seminar two years ago to encourage folks to get a colonoscopy. Don’t be that person who ends up with cancer, when a simple screening can make the difference. Maureen courageously used her personal cancer experience as a platform to advocate for prevention and early detection.

The community lost a true friend to all with the passing of Maureen Traine, Avon resident and dedicated nurse at University Hospitals St. John Medical Center.

Maureen lost her battle with colon cancer on July 28. As Trauma Coordinator and Nursing Supervisor at UH SJMC, Maureen used her personal experience with colon cancer to education and advocate in the community about colon cancer research, education, treatment and prevention.

She remained active both at UH SJMC and in the Avon community throughout her struggle. Two years ago, she shared her personal experiences in a public seminar on the disease.

“What I have learned is to live every day and be present in every moment,” she said, taking to heart a  simple slogan that hangs on the wall of her oncologist’s office:

“The Human Spirit is Stronger Than Anything That Can Happen to It.”

“When I go my oncologist’s office, it is on the wall, I see it all the time,” she said. “It is true. It is what has gotten me through this. It is your spirit. And nothing can conquer it.”

She was the beloved wife of Jeffrey A.; loving mother of Shaun, Morgan, Sydney and Casey; daughter of the late Coletta (nee Williams) and Ronald Simon; sister of Michael (Karen), Mark (Kim), Matthew (Diane) and Marty (deceased) (Colleen); beloved aunt, niece, cousin and friend of many.

Funeral Mass was held Friday, August 3 at Holy Trinity Church, 33601 Detroit Rd. with interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Maureen Traine Children’s Education Fund c/o Huntington Bank.


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