Maurice Jeffrey

  • Born: October 29, 1934
  • Died: November 12, 2019
  • Location: Beverly, Massachusetts

Driscoll Funeral Home

309 So. Main Street
Bradford, MA 01835

Tel. (978) 374-0000

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mr. Maurice R. Jeffrey, 85, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 12, 2019.

He was born in New Bedford on October 29, 1934. Throughout his life he was a devout catholic and active member of Saint Elizabeth Seton Church Parish, Bedford, New Hampshire. "Moe" as his friends liked to call him, graduated with his bachelor's degree in theology and philosophy from Assumption College in Canada and also attended St. Mary's College in Maryland. His faith was an important part of his life until the day he died.

Above all, Maurice was in love with his two daughters. They were the lights of his life and he talked about them and their accomplishments every day. He always enjoyed bragging about them to the nurses and staff as much as he could. His love for his daughters was always shared every day by the nurses and staff at Landmark as much as possible. We are so thankful for them.

Maurice is survived by his loving daughters, Monique Jeffrey of Beverly, MA and Juline Davis of Bedford, NH; his son in-law, Matthew Davis and granddaughter, Emily; his sister, Florence Freitas of Stoughton, MA and nieces Norma and Kathy, and nephews, Michael, Jeff and David.

Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, in St. Elizabeth Seton Parish, 190 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford, NH, at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to Hospice Service of Massachusetts. Trish, Valerie, Margaret and the rest of the team have been imperative to maintaining the comfort and care of Maurice's health. To donate, please contact Hospice Service of Massachusetts at Arrangements by Driscoll Funeral Home, Haverhill. For guestbook, please visit


Condolence & Memory Journal

He was Catholic Priest we called Father Jeff at Bishop Gerrard High School, Fall River, MA 1974-1978. I see he has 3 daughters but no wife. That doesn't surprise me.

Posted by melanie Hepler - Leesburg, FL - significant_other   November 05, 2020

He was probably the most humble man I ever knew! When he was a priest he married my husband & I and the circumstances were difficult at that time! I only wish I had contacted him later in life to tell him how much I appreciated him way back then over 50 yrs ago! He would be pleased to know that we celebrated or 50th wedding anniversary this year! I hope his children appreciate the legacy he left to so many. Rest In Peace my dear friend!

Posted by Janet Rapoza - Somerset, MA - friend   December 30, 2019

Sending hugs and wishing you a sense of peace. I have such warm memories wit Mo and you kids. All the lazy days of summer spent splashing and cooling off in your pool. Long talks together on the screen porch and of course our shared love of a good meal and oh yes those yummy desserts Mo seemed to especially love. Such a great memory of our time together of fun in the sun in California - Disneyland,San Juan Capistrano Mission, the beach. So glad we have these memories of him. We will be thinking of you and holding you close in our hearts and prayers.

Posted by Gail Hybl Medeiros - Portland, OR - Friend   November 16, 2019

ucam So sorry for your loss. Maurice was a wonderful person a smile that lit up a room. A compassionate loving man. Blessings to all of you.

Posted by Valarie Roderick - Friend   November 15, 2019

I first met Moe when I taught CCD when he would often lead us in prayer before and after our planning meetings. After he was unable to drive, we usually picked him up on Sundays for 9 am mass at St Elizabeth Seton, spending time afterwards over coffee and donuts in the Parish Hall or occasionally going out to eat. Moe had a great sense of humor and much wisdom to share. He became a part of our extended family before he moved to Beverly. Sending prayers to his daughters and peace for his soul.

Posted by Mary Moore - Manchester, NH - Friend   November 15, 2019

I was honored to work with Moe for 10 years while at Birchhill Terrace. Moe was a kind, gentle man who was loved by the residents staff. He brought happiness to us always. He would inspire us with his devotion to his family and his faith. My heartfelt condolences to the family.

Posted by Ann Chadwick - Pelham, NH - Friend   November 14, 2019

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Rachel Medeiros, Julien and Monique, Claire and Mo Jeffrey , Patrick Medeiros on Southern California