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Margaret A Demers

Obituary for Margaret A Demers

December 24, 1922 - December 26, 2019
Rockland, Massachusetts | Age 97


Margaret A. Demers (Rafferty) passed away quietly on Thursday, December 26 at the Queen Anne Nursing Home in Hingham. She'd just made it past her 97th birthday, which was on December 24.

Margaret – better known as Peg – was born in Boston in 1922. She attended Catholic grammar and high schools in the Boston area where, according to her siblings, she was an excellent student. Peg enlisted in the Unites States Navy at the start of World War II, and served as a pharmacist assistant in San Diego during the war. Post-service, she worked in physical therapy before attending Boston College on the GI Bill.

She married George H. Demers of Lynn, MA in 1958; they had met as students while at Boston College. They had their first two children while residing in Boston, and moved to Rockland in 1963, where their third child was born. They lived there together until George's death in 2001; Peg continued living there until 2017, at which time she became a resident at the Queen Anne Nursing Home.

Three things were most important to Peg: commitment to her family, her strong Catholic faith, and her dedication to teaching. She had been a teacher at the Holy Family School in Rockland for nearly thirty years – she said that teaching children is what kept her feeling young.

Peg is pre-deceased by her husband, George Demers. Among her immediate family, she is survived by her oldest son Marc Demers and his wife Amy of Winter Park, FL; second son Gregory Demers of Foster City, CA; third son Christopher Demers of Abington, MA; and grandchildren Sarah Demers and Hugh Demers, both of Boston, MA.

The Demers family welcomes family and friends to join them in celebrating Peg's life on Thursday, January 2 from 4:00-6:00pm at the Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home in Rockland, MA. A funeral mass will be held on Friday, January 3 at 9:00am at the Holy Family Church in Rockland. Burial will follow at the Holy Family Cemetery in Rockland.

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Rockland, MA 02370
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