MILLBURY - Margaret Anne (Marlborough) Matthews died February 5, 2020. The daughter of the late John M. and Margaret A. (Kinniery) Marlborough, she was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Joseph K. Matthews, and her sister, Mary J. O’Connor. She is survived by many nieces and nephews and their families; her cousin Paula (Kinniery) Parent of Bethlehem, CT and her family; and many more relatives and friends. She had a way of making people feel special, and generously shared her many interests and time.
A lifelong resident of Millbury, Margaret was a graduate of Pembroke College (now Brown University), and Clark University. A career educator, she taught English at Millbury High School and then became the school’s media librarian. She was active in town affairs and was a member of the Millbury Historical Society, the Millbury Women’s Club, the Embroiders Guild, and the Guild of Our Lady of Providence. “Margy” to her O’Connor family, “Peg” to the Matthews clan and her friends, she loved children, travel, local history, and colonial arts, and was an accomplished painter and crafter. Although Millbury was always home, Margaret and Joe loved Cape Cod and warmly welcomed friends and family to their cottage in West Harwich over many happy summers.
The family is deeply grateful for the care Margaret and her late husband received at Notre Dame Long Term Care Center in the last years of their lives, in the friendship and charism of the Sisters of Notre Dame du Namur; and to Donna Walsh of Family Tree Home Care. In lieu of flowers, donations in Margaret’s memory may be made to the Notre Dame Educational Bridge Center, 555 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA, 01605, or the Millbury Public Library, 128 Elm Street, Millbury, MA, 01527.
Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 11:00AM at St. Brigid Church, 59 North Main Street, Millbury, Massachusetts. Burial will follow at St. Brigid Cemetery.
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