Maureen ‘Rene’ (nee Flannigan) Marengo

NEGAUNEE, MI. – Marengo, Maureen “Rene” (nee Flannigan) beloved mother of Jaime (Niki) Marengo and Shannon (Joe) Marengo. Loving grandmother of Mikayla, Elijah, Kennedy, and Dominic. Daughter of Marilyn Flannigan of Chassell, MI and dear sister of Dennis (Joletta) Flannigan, Peg Zettel, and Mary Jo (Robert) Thompson. Cherished partner of Gerald Law. Dear aunt of Katie Herrala; Stephanie (Bill) Monette and children Laura Monette and Brynn Monette; David (Kim) Zettel; Geoffrey Zettel; and Rob Flannigan.

Passed away Saturday, June 21, 2014 at the age of 58.

Rene graduated from Northern Michigan University with a degree in Social Work, and worked in that field in Michigan and Ohio. Her generous spirit shown through in a long career in Social Work, particularly with the young. Rene brought comfort and light into all of our lives with her extraordinary sense of humor.

Throughout Rene’s life, she was a caring advocate for animals, supporting local shelters, and providing safe havens for many animals she rescued. She will be missed by her companion golden retriever, Murphy.

Rene would welcome the celebration of her life, as she truly valued her family and friends.

Visitation will be held at the Gwen Mooney Funeral Home Thursday, June 26 from 10:00 11:30 a.m. followed by services at 11:30 a.m. Interment in the Spring Grove Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be directed to the American Diabetes Association. Condolences at