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January 1, 1948 ~ April 8, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old
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In Loving Memory
Papa Maurice Kounga passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on Saturday, April 8th, 2023, in the evening. He was a loving father, husband, grandfather, brother, and friend. Papa is survived by his wife of 51 years, Rebecca Kounga, and many children and grandchildren.
Papa Maurice was born in Baham, Cameroon, on January 1st, 1948, to Djoko Tabouta and Gemdjo Sarah. He attended primary and elementary school at EEC de Baham et the EEC de Mbo, where he received his high school diploma in 1960. Papa Maurice went on to attend secondary school, au College Libamba and The Ecole Emily Saker de Ndougue, to become a nurse practitioner specializing in obstetrics in 1971. Papa Maurice ultimately worked as an Ob-Gyn nurse practitioner at multiple hospitals in numerous cities and villages throughout West Cameroon.
Papa Maurice strongly believed that when you help people, you should not expect a reward from them but rather from the Lord. After 40 years of service, he retired and moved to the United States in 2009, where he lived until his passing.
Papa Maurice was a man of faith, an eminent servant of the Lord, and a renowned church Deacon of his native community in Cameroon. He followed Jesus and maintained his faith until his last day.
Papa Maurice was devoted to his family. He valued hard work and honesty and consistently promoted his family's education. Papa was also loyal to his friends and always available to anyone who needed help. He lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures, taking care of grandkids, chatting with friends and family, and cracking jokes. He had an uncanny ability to reach people profoundly and positively.
Please join us in honoring him on Saturday, July 1, 2023, between 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at Maple Street Church, 90 Maple Street, Danvers, MA 01923. His life will be celebrated later that day at the Hellenic Center, 41 Broadway Street, Lowell, MA 01854, from 6pm - 1am.
"Deeply, I know that love triumphs over death. My father remains loved, so he remains by my side."
Memorials or donations may be made directly to the family.
Dewhirst & Boles Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844 is entrusted with the arrangements. Please visit www.dewhirstbolesfuneral.com to sign the online guest book.