Margaret McGillicuddy (Doyle), passed away peacefully on September 10, at 98.
She was born to parents Edward Doyle and Alice DeWitt, on September 4, 1923 in Boston, Massachusetts. For most of her life she resided in Winthrop and Burlington, Massachusetts.
Margaret graduated from Revere High School where she was a cheerleader and involved in many sports and activities. She loved being at the beach or boating on the ocean and she enjoyed playing tennis and golf. An avid sports fan, she excelled at sports trivia. As a breast cancer survivor, she became an advocate for breast cancer research as well as a spokesperson for many other social and political issues she felt strongly about. She was a dedicated volunteer and supporter of Neurofibromatosis Northeast.
Following high school Margaret worked as a switchboard operator for the telephone company and from there moved on to a career in airlines reservations, retiring from Delta Airlines. Many of her longtime friends were those she met while working for the airlines, and with whom she travelled extensively to many parts of the world. Most of all, she loved to share travel with her children and grandchildren, and she provided many unique and unforgettable experiences for them.
Margaret was predeceased by her husband Daniel McGillicuddy, her son Sean McGillicuddy and her brother Edward Doyle. She is survived by her son Daniel McGillicuddy of Burlington, and her daughter Karen McGillicuddy Peluso and her husband Bert of Lynnfield. She was the adored Nana to 8 grandchildren, and she was thrilled to welcome 4 great grandchildren in recent years.
Margaret lived life to the fullest and was active until the last year of her life never missing an opportunity to be with friends and family sharing good food and good times.
The family wishes to thank the hospice professionals from Care Dimensions and Kaplan House, the staff at Arbors Assisted Living in Stoneham, and Margaret's many friends who faithfully stayed in touch and visited.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Neurofibromatosis Northeast, 9 Bedford Street, Burlington, MA 01803 www.nfnortheast.org. To share condolences online, visit, www.mcdonaldfs.com.
Private services have been held.