Published DateTEWKSBURY, Mass. — Margaret M. Skinner, 92 of Tewksbury, MA was welcomed back to the arms of her loving late husband and daughter as she passed away peacefully in her sleep at her granddaughters home at 9 Hill St. Laconia, NH on June 2, 2013.
Margaret was born to John and Annie Mcgarry (Gralton) on July 10, 1920 and had 3 brothers, John, Francis and William McGarry. She was educated in Lowell and worked in the local textile mills in Lowell before finishing her career at Megowan-Educator in Lowell.
She married her soul mate, Robert Skinner and purchased their home in Tewksbury where they welcomed two daughters, the late Linda M. Skinner (Sweeney) and Catherine Skinner whom she adored and became her life as a loving stay at home mom and wife in Tewksbury, MA on Edwards St. for almost 50 years
Margaret was a very strong faithful Irish-Catholic, descended from Galway Bay, Ireland and a communicant of St. Williams Church who attended church every Sunday when her health allowed and would never miss a candlelit midnight mass.
She leaves behind a daughter, Catherine Skinner.Grandchildren, Karen Smart and her late husband Carl Smart of Laconia, Richard Sweeney and his wife Beverly Sweeney of Gilmanton, NH, 8 great grandchildren, Cody, Kaitlyn, Kelsea, Courtney, Chloe, Cameron Smart of Laconia, NH, Justin Strickland of Pepperell,MA, Cameron Crane of Gilmanton, NH, Niece Marilyn Dyermond of Salem, NH and Sister in Law, Frances McGarry and her dear lifelong friend, Pat Driscoll of Jaffrey, NH. She is predeceased by her loving husband and soul mate of 45 years, Robert Skinner, Daughter Linda Sweeney (Skinner), brothers Frances, William and John Mcgarry and parents John and Annie Mcgarry (Gralton).
You are invited to her visitation, 10 a.m. until noon on Friday, June 7, at the McDonough Funeral Home, 14 Highland Street, Lowell, 978-458-6816. Her Funeral Mass will be offered at St. William's Church, 1351 Main Street, Tewksbury, Mass., at 1 p.m. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolence site: www.mcdonoughfuneralhome.com