Margaret L. Clarey

Margaret L. Clarey

August 3rd, 1940 November 9th, 2020

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Obituary for Margaret L. Clarey (Cahill)

Margaret Louise Clarey (Cahill) of Cambridge, MA passed away peacefully on Monday 11/9/2020 at Sancta Maria Nursing Facility in Cambridge, MA. She was 80 years old.

She was born the eldest daughter to Henry Cahill and Louise Cahill (Reddy) in 1940 sister of John Cahill, Edward Cahill (deceased) and Mary Cahill.

Peg, as she was known, grew up in Woburn and graduated from St. Charles High School. She attended Newton College of the Sacred Heart, a woman’s Nursing School, graduating in 1959. She was working at Massachusetts General Hospital when she met and married Richard D. Clarey in 1962.

A very colorful person, Peg had varied interests including music (particularly jazz), science, languages and travel. She took her sons to San Francisco and Hawaii. She traveled to London and lived for a year in New Orleans in the heart of the French Quarter where she attended the Jazz Festival several years in a row. She studied Chinese and Japanese. She was also a prolific letter writer.

She is survived by her sons Anthony and Terence. She is also survived by her sister Mary Cahill and her brother John, his daughter Judy and sons John, Thomas and Robert.

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