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Maureen Anne Chalk, a long time resident of the South Bay, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 in Los Angeles at age 63 surrounded by friends and family. Born in Detroit, MI, Maureen was the second of six children. Her family moved to Los Angeles when she was seven years old and settled near LAX in Westchester, CA. She was educated at Visitation Catholic School, St. Bernard High School and the Mercy School of Nursing in San Diego, CA. Maureen then began a lifetime of service to her community, first as a registered nurse and then as head of religious education at American Martyrs Church. Maureen then went on to serve as both a wedding and funeral coordinator at American Martyrs Church, tirelessly guiding others on life's sacred journey (and always on time). Above all, Maureen was a wonderfully supportive wife to her husband William (Bill) Chalk for 42 years; and loving mother and grandmother to her son, Liam Chalk (and wife Tara) of Ft. Wayne, IN; son, Kevin Chalk (and wife Edie) of Culver City, CA; daughter, Janel Anderson (and husband John) of Chula Vista, CA; and son, Sean Chalk of Washington, DC as well as her five terrific grandchildren. Maureen's home was always full of laughter and open to everyone and her greatest joy was hosting meals for her large extended family. Maureen was preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Josephine O'Reilly, and sister Sheila Dull. The Rosary will be held at American Martyrs Catholic Church on Tuesday July 10, 2012 at 7:30 pm. The Mass will be held at the same church on Wednesday July 11, 2012 at 10:00 am with a reception following in the Blessed Kateri Room until 2:00 pm. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any charity that supports abused women and children or fights heart and lung disease.

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  1. Dear Bill and Family, Our deepest condolences on the passing of Maureen. We wish there were words to comfort you. Andre and Ria Lauw.

  2. you were blessed in life by a loving and beautiful family and you shall be remembered for bringing love and beauty too our lives god bless

  3. My words to share are ones of such happy memories spent with Maureen, lots of kindness,caring, smiles and laughter.i know she is caring for us all and making us smile from Heaven. May the love of family and friends comfort

  4. So sorry to learn of my former neighbor’s death in the Daily Breeze. My prayers are with you. It’s not easy to lose a family member.

  5. Her legacy and laugh lives on. My thoughts and blessings to Bill, the kids and grandkids. Your mom and grandma was a role model to us all. Many thanks to Maureen for her support and love over the years.

  6. When Maureen smiled and sent me toward my groom in 1985, little did I know that we would spend so much time together with our children through Meadows classes and Catechism classes at American Martyrs. She will be remembered with fondness and gratitude as a vital part of our children’s educational experiences. Her legacy of generosity and love will live on. Please know that you are all in my prayers.

  7. Dear Bill, Please accept our deepest sympathy. So many memories to cherish…scouts, coffees, school. Maureen was always our favorite person. She will remain in our hearts forever. Love, Claude & Terry Havel

  8. We only met Maureen a couple of times and spent a lovely afternoon in her company at a ‘watering hole’ in Highgate when Maureen, Bill and Sean were holidaying in Ireland and England. It was probably 10 or so years ago but etched in our minds very fondly. Our hearts are with all of you. Wish we could be there for a big hug. xxx

  9. Rachel and I both send our deepest condolences to the Chalk family for their loss with Maureen. Rachel and I were married 3 years ago at American Martyrs and Maureen was the most instrumental in providing us an experience that to this day has been the best of both our lives. In was a coincidence that she was the mother of my longtime coworker Kevin Chalk. Maureen was always so lively, thoughtful, and outgoing in all our interactions. She will be missed greatly

  10. To Kevin and the Chalk Family, Please accept my most sincere condolences. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

  11. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. A donation in the name of Mauree Chalk will be made to Rachel’s House of San Diego through Cathloic Charities of San Diego. Thank you for your service and a life well lived. Many Blessings, Robert, Michelle, Arland, Adreanne, Alanna, and Ahren

  12. Dear Bill and family we were in Spain when Tara called and told us about Maureen. My heart aches for all of you and I feel blessed to have known Maureen the last 10 years. She raised a beautiful family and we are so thankful to have Liam be part of our family. I will continue to pray for all of you and send you our love. Emi and Pat Hurley

  13. Dear Bill and family, just heard today July 16th of Maureen’s passing. Quite a shock. I have lived out of the area for almost 4 years now. My deepest condolences to you, your children and family. Maureen has gone too soon but God has called her home. Her spirit will always be with you. Love, Vielka Dusenberry and family

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