Aedeen Maafu passed away on the evening of April 19, 2020 from a pulmonary embolism. She is survived by her two sons, Paula and Veikune Maafu, sister, Avon Massad, brother, Jonathan Lacy, and mother, Ann Lacy. She was preceded in death by her father, Peter Lacey, and niece, Ashlei Massad.
Aedeen was best known for her loving heart. Her greatest joy in life was being a mother and grandmother. She was not only a mother to her own children but acted as a motherly figure to many other children in her community and family. She was always kind and welcoming to those she interacted with at work, school, and at home. She showed her love through her actions. She enjoyed cooking and often shared her famous trifle accompanied by many other dishes at family functions. Additionally, many remember her by her wittiness and sense of humor. She was an avid reader, and you could always find Aedeen’s nose in a book.
Aedeen spent her childhood in Ireland and later moved with her family to Arizona in 1986. She created a life in Arizona where she lived for 34 years. In December of 2016 Aedeen proudly became an U.S. citizen. She was well known for her strong work ethic and academic accomplishments. She began her schooling as a child in Wexford Ireland and went on to earn her Bachelor of Science in Business and Master of Arts in Organizational Management form the University of Phoenix. With her education she held the position of Senior Customer Experience Program Management Professional at Honeywell.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, from 9:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M. To accommodate social distancing guidelines, the service will be broadcast via Facebook Live on the Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home Facebook page. Immediately following the service is the burial at Saint Francis Catholic Cemetery. The program is scheduled as follows:
9:00-9:45 A.M.- Opening prayer and speeches from immediate family
10:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.- In person viewing for friends and family
1:00-1:30 P.M.- Closing prayer
2:00 P.M.- Burial at Saint Francis Catholic Cemetery
Guests are welcome to attend and pay their respects during the in person viewing at the funeral home. However, guests will only be allowed to view in groups of 10 people in the chapel at any time. Whitney & Murphy staff will manage this process to ensure everyone has the opportunity to pay their respects safely. We also ask that guests attending the burial remain at their vehicles for the duration of the event. If you are feeling ill, please stay home.