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Margaret McEnelly

Passed 03/12/2021

Obituary For Margaret McEnelly

Margaret E. McEnelly, 83, of Rockland, MA passed to eternal life at home on March 12, 2021.

She was predeceased by her parents Ruth and James L. McEnelly, her brother James M. McEnelly and her beloved aunts and uncles.

Margaret is survived by her sister-in-law Doris McEnelly, niece Sandra McEnelly and nephews James McEnelly Jr. and his wife Minerva, Mark McEnelly and his wife Cherri, all of Texas. Also survived by her grandnephew James McEnelly III, grandniece Analia McEnelly and several cousins.

Margaret was born in 1937 and was a lifelong resident of Rockland. She was a 1955 graduate of Rockland High School. Upon graduation she was employed by Edison Electric Company until her retirement.

She was an active member of the Rockland community, volunteering at election polls for decades and devoting much of her time to the Senior Center. She was a contributing member of the Golden Agers and the Red Hat Society. She enjoyed traveling with her seniors group and dining out with friends.

Having played basketball in her youth, she was an avid fan of the Celtics, Red Sox, Bruins and Patriots (particularly Tom Brady). She was often relied upon as a family historian.

Aside from her family, Margaret's passion was her home parish of Holy Family Church in Rockland. She served as a Eucharsitic Minister and was always willing and able to help the staff and parishioners. She was a caring woman who will be greatly missed by those who knew her.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Catholic Church on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. Interment to follow at St. Patrick's Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Margaret's memory to Holy Family Church, 403 Union St, Rockland, MA, 02370.

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To Margaret's family, My sister Rita lost touch with Margaret over the winter due to her own illness and hospitalization. Rita is a long time friend and as Rita's sister I was fortunate to know Margaret. Rita worked with Margaret at the Edison, competed on the bowling league, had many card games, went on vacations to the Cape, and in their later years would go out to dinner. We were shocked to just learn of her passing. Margaret would always have a smile and have a good chuckle over a joke. Most impressive over the years her faith. We could always rely on her to know about holy days or Lenten regulations. How fitting she could share that faith as a Eucharistic minister. Rest In Peace Margaret Pat Mansfield and Rita Donovan
- Patricia Mansfield
To Margaret's Family, I have had the pleasure of knowing Margaret my whole life as a communicant of Holy Family Church. She was always so warm and friendly. I didn't realize she had passed away as I would have sent my condolences sooner. She was such a sweet person and I know she is resting in God's holy presence now. God bless her and may your memories sustain you as you grieve her loss.
- Kathleen Botelho Kawa
Dear family members, I simply wanted you to know how grateful I am for having known Margaret. I have lived a long life, known many good people, yet, few have touched me as much as Margaret did. Her friendly demeanor, warm and charming smile always lifted me up, even on the worst of days. She inspired me with her commitment to her faith, to be a better person with a stronger faith of my own. I thank God for having known her. She was and is a fine lady. You need to know the good she had done. God bless you all. Just a friend of Margaret.
- Bob Coughlin
I have lived across the street from Margaret for the past 15 yrs or so. She always had a smile on her face. I would stop to talk to her on occasion & I will miss chatting with her.
- Kathy Callahan
To Margaret Family I am sorry for your loss I Served with Her as a Euharistic minster at the 4 pm mass and at Times at Daily mass at the 9 am she was always willing to help any one out that was in need may she now be resting in the loving arms of God .
- Ryan Burnieika
Margaret was a sweet lady, always ready with a gentle smile. I know that she is with the Lord and praying for all of us.
- Mary Corrieri

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