Maureen B. Pour, age 76, of Elgin, IL, passed away peacefully at home on February 24, 2022, surrounded by her family, after a two-year battle with brain cancer. She was born September 5, 1945 in Scotland to her loving parents, Patrick and Ellen (née Gallagher) Sweeney.

Maureen met her husband, Richard, at an Irish pub in Washington D.C. They were together for 56 years, and married for 52 1/2 years.

Maureen loved water aerobics and reading, watching her granddaughter play soccer, and FaceTiming with her sister overseas. She always had a smile on her face.

Loved ones will remember Maureen’s generous and caring nature. She had a strong faith, and was a devoted wife, mother, and Nana with much love for her family.

Maureen was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Frank Sweeney; and sister, Evelyn Anne Sweeney. She is survived by her husband, Richard Pour; children, Melessa (Frank) Horbus, and Rick Pour; siblings, Pauline Sweeney, and Charles (Margaret) Sweeney; and grandchildren, Zack Horbus, and Emily Horbus.

Visitation will be 5:00pm to 9:00pm, Thursday, March 3, 2022 at Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park Street, Elgin, IL 60120.

Mourners are encouraged to review the funeral home COVID-19 public health policies ahead of time.

To access the visitation remotely, loved ones are encouraged to log on safe from home via (Meeting ID: 864 5257 3268, Password: 568029).

Funeral mass will be held at 11:00am, Friday, March 4, 2022 at St. Patrick Parish, 6N491 Crane Road, St Charles, IL 60175. Monsignor Daniel Deutsch will be officiating.

Interment to follow at Mount Hope Cemetery, 1001 Villa Street, Elgin, IL 60120.

Final arrangements entrusted to Symonds-Madison Funeral Home. For more information, call 847-741-1128 or visit

23 Replies to “Maureen B. Pour”

  1. Rich and family, We extend our sincere condolences with the passing of Maureen. She was a lovely lady with a perky hello all the time. We will miss seeing her on her walks around Regency . Fondly, Jim and Barb Auwerda

  2. Maureen was a very loving person and will be greatly missed. My condolences Rich

  3. Rich and family I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Maureen for many years and she was a great friend. Not all angels are a gift from God. Some are our gift to Him. The nicest place to be is in someone’s thoughts! The safest place to be is in someone’s prayers! And the best place to be is in God’s Hands.

  4. I’m sure I speak for all the “Chocolate Angels” in Casa Grande AZ, when I say she will be missed. We will miss her easy smile and lilting Scottish brogue. Rest In Peace, my friend❤️

  5. We’ll miss our chocolate angel.

  6. My Deepest Sympathy to The Pour Family for your great loss. Maureen was a beautiful, kind and lovely person. Maureen left a footprint wherever she went. My thoughts and prayers are with you on your grief and on your time of sorrow, may you find comfort. REST IN PEACE. God Bless You All.

  7. My condolences to you and your family. Maureen was a special person and she will be missed. God bless you all

  8. Sincere condolences to Rich Melissa Rick and all the family Maureen was such a lovely lady remember her with great fondness Collette Patrick ODonnell and family Keadue Donegal 🙏🙏

  9. Our deepest sympathy to all the family, Maureen was such a beautiful lady in every way, we have very fond memories of her visits to Donegal, she will be sorely missed, God bless you all 🙏🙏🙏

  10. Heartfelt sympathy to Rich Melessa Rick and all the family. Our beloved cousin, beautiful inside and out. So many happy memories. May her lovely gentle soul rest in peace 💚💚

  11. Rick and family, my condolences to you and your family. She is in heaven now. May her rest in peace.

  12. No words can express how sorry we are for your loss
    Maureen’s smile could make your day
    Will miss seeing you walking around the neighborhood
    God bless you Rich and family
    Love and prayers
    Jerry and Pam Tonzi

  13. Dear Rich,
    We were so saddened by the news of the passing of your wife, Maureen. We send our deepest sympathy to you and your family at this most difficult time. We pray for you and for Maureen, who now rests peacefully with the angels. Take care, Chuck and Barb Benson (Bowes Creek)

  14. My deepest sympathy to the Pour family. She was such a lovely lady. She had such a beautiful smile and beautiful outlook on life. She will be missed.

  15. Dear Rich and family,
    It has been a long two years, but your wife and mother never lost her loving ways. She is restored to perfect health in eternity. And she will greet you again as we are promised. Prayers will continue for healing for your family that only the Master can give.

  16. Rich and family,

    We are thinking of you, remembering Maureen, and celebrating her life here at Bowes Creek Country Club. As your neighbors, we have so many great memories of Maureen. There was so much JOY and HAPPINESS on Maureen’s face, as she danced with great rhythm. quite a few times, over the years, in the clubhouse (with many other neighbors) during some of the fun activities in the clubhouse.
    Quoting a poet from 300 years ago (Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe), he said —–
    “Death is a commingling of eternity with time: In the death of a good woman, eternity is seen looking through time”.

    We will always remember Maureen in our hearts and in our memories.


  17. I will miss Maureen at our water aerobics and as a neighbor. Our sympathy to Rich and family. Our community has lost a beautiful, loving person.
    Claudette and Jim

  18. To the Pour Family: Please accept our Condolences with the passing of Maureen.
    Maureen was a Loving and Caring Person. Even through her Sickness, She was helping and caring about others. We will Surely Miss Her.

  19. My sympathy to your family. I have so many good memories of Maureen which were a never ending fun and happy gatherings at our Group Saturday
    Morning Breakfasts. She always had a smile and brought it with her to share with us. I will miss those special times. We all enjoyed our times of catching up on each other.

  20. Played bocce with Maureen and saw her at the pool with her granddaughter. Such a lovely lady! We will miss her and her delightful Scottish accent. Our deepest sympathy to Rich and her family.

    Bob and Pat Avants

  21. Such sad news for the family, thinking of you all. Even though many miles separated us we managed to keep in touch with one another’s news. Rest in Peace.

  22. My deepest sympathy to Rich, Melissa and Rick. I remember my cousin Maureen as a lovely lady who is in my thoughts and prayers.

  23. Sincere condolences to Richard and family on Maureen’s death. She was a lovely lady , from Francie Sally and family , Keadue Strand.

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