Margaret P. Russell

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Margaret P. Russell (Gerety) 83, a resident of Everett passed away surrounded by the love and adoration of her family on Friday December 20 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital. Peggy was born on January 26, 1936 in Everett one of four children of late William and Beatrice (Landry) Gerety. She was raised in Everett and graduated from Girls’ Catholic High School in Malden.

On September 7, 1957, Peggy married her cherished partner Jack Russell who predeceased her in 2007. Together they began their life in Everett and raised their family of five children. Active in her community, Peggy volunteered many years and hours with St. Therese’s Drill Team and she was also active in her faith in Saint Joseph’s Parish. Besides volunteering and raising her family, Peggy worked as a Lunch Lady in the Everett Public Schools. In her spare time, she loved doing crossword puzzles and she was an avid reader. But the most important part of her life was her family. Herchildrenandgrandchildrenbroughthergreatjoyandhappiness. Peggy was always full of life and loving her minute that she had with her family and friends. Peggy will be forever missed but her faithful, loving and inspiring life along with her strong Catholic faith will be her legacy.

Peggy was the beloved wife of the late Jack Russell and loving mother of David Russell of Everett, Denise Perry and her husband Christopher of Saugus, Donald Russell of Everett, Diane DeSimone and her husband Peter of Everett and Laura Fitzgerald and her husband Matt of Windham, NH. She was the adored grandmother of Michael Perry, Andrew DeSimone, Nicole DeSimone, Corey Fitzgerald, Craig Fitzgerald, Cameron Fitzgerald, C.J. Cantone and Jacob Cantone.

A Funeral Mass was on Saturday December 28 in Sacred Heart Church Main St. Malden and visiting hours were on Friday December 27 at the Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home 519 Broadway Everett. Interment followed the Mass on Saturday in Holy Cross Cemetery Malden.

In lieu of flowers, family will like donations made in Margaret Russell’s name to Alzheimer’s Association 309 Waverley Oaks Rd, Waltham, MA 02452 or online at

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