Margaret Ann Bernabei

  • Died: June 12, 2018
  • Location: Rockland, Massachusetts

Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home

135 Union Street
Rockland, MA 02370
Tel. (781) 878-1775

Tribute & Message From The Family

Margaret Ann (Sullivan) Bernabei, 81 of Rockland died on June 12, 2018 surrounded by her loving family at TUFTS Medical Center in Boston. She was born in Boston to the late John and Helen (Hutchinson) Sullivan. She was educated in South Boston school district and later University of Massachusetts. .

She was a librarian for Boston Public Schools until she retired. She was a member of the Red Hat Society. Margaret was a wonderful mom, sister, grandmother and great grandmother. She loved spending time with her family and friends. She had a great sense of humor. She was vibrant and caring. She was always willing to help others.

Margaret was the loving wife of the late Domenic Bernabei. She will be dearly missed by her long time companion and love, Peter Fontana of Weymouth. Margaret was the mother of Ruth Cutrufo of Rockland, Barbara Bernabei of East Boston, Pamela Goldstein of East Boston and Domenic Bernabei of East Boston. She was the sister of John L. Sullivan of Ludlow, Elaine Newell of Bridgewater, Chris Amoroso of Revere, the late Patricia Reed, Helen Caverly and Stephen Sullivan. Margaret is survived by her grandchildren Trina Ruggiero and Joseph Cutrufo; along with her great grandchildren Anna & Michael Ruggiero, and David & Teddy Cutrufo.

The family welcomes friends and loved ones to celebrate her life on Monday June 18, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home, 135 Union Street, Rockland, MA. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday June 19, 2018 at 9:00 AM at Holy Family Church. Burial will follow at Holy Family Cemetery. For more information please visit www.magounbiggins.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Very sorry for your loss, Chickie was truly an exceptional and loving individual. She was my friend for 75 years we lived in the same building in Southie for l6 years. Wonderful memories of those days we spent together. We got together again in 2010 at the Old Harbor Reunion, thank God.

Posted by anne Fitzpatrick Coffey - Jamul, CA - Friend   July 16, 2018

So sorry for your loss Twink and family. It sound like she lived a rich and rewarding life!

Posted by Mark Boyle - East Bridgewater, MA - Family Friend   June 18, 2018

Chickie was a wonderful person. I respected and looked up to her. God Bless you and your family.

Posted by Walter Finch - East Bridgewater, MA - Friend   June 18, 2018


Among many talents, Margaret was quite a character making her a wonderful librarian who brought books to life for her students at the Josiah Quincy Elementary School in Boston.

Posted by Cynthia Soo Hoo, student - Boston, MA - Student   June 18, 2018

What a great woman with an infectious smile, generous heart. Always a mentor , and friend. Never to be forgotten. I hold dear to the memories of laughter and fun with Margaret.

Posted by L TateBenjamin - Boston, MA - Friend   June 18, 2018

We will miss the presence of a dear woman with an infectious smile, and generous heart.

Posted by L TateBenjamin - Boston, MA - Coworker   June 18, 2018

Donnie so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Beth

Posted by Elizabeth Barron - WEST ROXBURY, MA - Coworker   June 16, 2018

Margaret was like a mentor to me when I worked with her in Boston. She was hard working, funny, tough and a genuinely good person! I have many great memories of Margaret!

Posted by Gail Graff - Hull, MA - Friend   June 15, 2018

Touched by you Chickie . Blessed by Chris Another Angel to protect us!

Posted by STEVE McGUNNIGLE - HULL, MA - Family Friend   June 15, 2018

Barbara, my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

Posted by Jean Pandolfo - Melrose, MA - Classmate   June 15, 2018

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