In Memoriam - Maureen Mushlit

Real Estate In-Depth | July 13, 2022

The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors is saddened to inform its membership of the passing of longtime Orange County Realtor Maureen (Biggane) Mushlit of Newburgh, formerly of Warwick and Goshen, on Wednesday, July 6, 2022. She was 80 years old.

A Realtor for more than 40 years, Mushlit was passionate about helping young families achieve their dreams of home ownership. She was a Realtor with RE/MAX Benchmark Realty Group in New Windsor, Century 21 Peck in Warwick; Thomas E. Griffith Real Estate in Goshen and ADS Realty Group in Middletown. She was a former member of the Orange County Association of Realtors and was named its Realtor of the Year in 2006. She was also a huge supporter of Habitat for Humanity where she spent many hours volunteering her time and mentoring others. She was well known for her skilled use of power tools and her well organized paint room. She later enjoyed working in the Habitat ReStore.

The daughter of the late John and Margaret (Dempsey) Biggane, she was born on March 23, 1942, in Manhattan. She grew up in Sunnyside, Queens, and summered in East Durham, NY, working at her parents boarding house. She graduated from Saint Agnes High School in 1958. She moved to Goshen in 1970. Mushlit enjoyed volunteering for numerous organizations including being a Den Mother and Assistant Troop Leader for Troop 65. She enjoyed watching her family as they grew, gardening, making homemade grape jelly, and teaching the neighborhood children how to swim. She loved entertaining all her children’s friends and was eager to help and support anyone who needed it.

Survivors include her children: Michael (Michelle) Mushlit of Newburgh; James (Deane) Mushlit of Manchester, ME; Kate (Paul) Malkan of Minisink; Jennifer (Bruce) Lewia of Kennebunk, ME; and Monica Mushlit of Middletown; as well as her 15 grandchildren, Connor, Riley, Erin, Paul and Fiancé Melanie, Alex, Sean, Stephanie, Mackenzie, Mary- Elizabeth, Amanda, Bryan and wife Kim, Molly, Skyler, Lilly Wei and Kasey Mei; and two great-grandchildren, Azariah and Kohen. One sister, Shelia Keenan of Goshen, and niece, Coleen Macaluso.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her former husband C. James Mushlit. Private cremation has taken place at Cedar Hill Crematory. A Mass will be offered at 10:00 am on Saturday, July 23, 2022, at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 145 Benkard Ave., Newburgh, NY 12550. Followed by a celebration of life at Pamela’s on the Hudson, 1 Park Place Newburgh, NY 12550. Maureen’s request was that her friends and family get together and celebrate her life.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made in Mushlit’s memory to Habitat for Humanity. You can donate to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh in Maureen’s name by going to https://habitatnewburgh.org or by sending a check to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh, 125 Washington St., Newburgh, NY 12550, or by calling (845) 568-6035 x105.