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Margaret M. Quinn

Loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt

 Margaret M. “Peggy” (Gordon) Quinn, 85, of North Chelmsford, died Sunday, September 18th at the Palm Center in Chelmsford. She was the beloved wife of Edward B. Quinn, who survives her and with whom she celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary on July 18th of this year.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, December 3, 1930, a daughter of the late Ward and the late Elizabeth (O’Brien) Gordon, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1948 where she also served as a Girl Officer and was a member of the National Honor Society. Eager to further her education, she then went on to graduate from Lowell Commercial College in 1950.

Before retiring, Peggy was employed as a Supervisor of Customer Service with First Fidelity Bank of Freehold, New Jersey. Working in the banking industry locally for over 40 years, she previously worked for the former Union National and First Bank of Lowell.

 Among her many activities, Peggy was a CCD Teacher at St. Mary Church in Chelmsford. 

 Above all else though, being all about family, she loved the quality time she was able to spend with her family, especially her grandchildren.

 In addition to her husband Ed, Peggy is survived by a daughter Ellen E. Leahy and her husband Daniel of Chelmsford; four sons Edward B. Quinn, Jr. and his wife Kimberly of Methuen, MA, Michael R. Quinn of Lowell, MA, William A. Quinn and his wife Billie Ann of Freehold, NJ and John G. Quinn of San Jose, CA; ten grandchildren; a brother Ward G. Gordon and his wife Mary of Brockton, MA; a sister-in-law Mary J. Cox of Lowell, MA; two brothers-in-law David M. Quinn and his wife Mary Elizabeth of Lowell, MA and George E. Conley of Lancaster, PA; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also sister of the late Eileen R. Gaudette and the late Ruth A. Conley.

 The Quinn family would like to thank the staff at the Palm Center and Merrimack Valley Hospice for their compassionate care of Margaret.

 Friends may call for a Memorial Visitation at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher in Lowell from 4 to 7 P.M. Wednesday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Thursday morning at ST. MARGARET CHURCH in Lowell at 10 o’clock. Burial in Westlawn Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to St. Margaret Church Renewal and Renovation Fund, 374 Stevens St, Lowell, MA 01851. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.

Condolences (2)
  • Donnie & Cheryl Ducharme  - friends with Mike
    It is so hard to lose your Mom, our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Love Donnie and Cheryl xoxox
  • John & Debbie Powers  - Our Sympathies
    We were very sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. Our deepest thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
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