Margaret M. Slattery

Margaret M. Slattery

May 5th, 1926 September 21st, 2020

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Obituary for Margaret M. Slattery (Gallant)

Slattery, Margaret M. (Gallant), of Somerville, passed away September 21, 2020, the beloved wife of the late Charles E. Slattery. Charles and Margaret met while working together as lift operators after Charles returned home as a Veteran of WWII, then married in 1947. Margaret worked as technician for Raytheon Corporation for more than 40 years in the Aerospace/Defense industry. She was a devoted mother to Patricia MacNeil of Londonderry, NH, her late husband Michael, and the late Charles E. Slattery Jr.

Margaret’s wonderful sense of humor, quick wit and her incredible selflessness made her loved by anyone who met her.

Loving grandmother of Roderick MacNeil of Boston, his partner Alyssa Faria, Christine MacNeil of NH, her partner Jason Hill, Catherine Diodati, her husband Michael of NH, Stephen MacNeil, his wife Stephanie of Somerville, Thomas MacNeil of NH, Deanna Slattery and Hayley Wilson, both of Florida. Loving great grandmother of Gavin, Kayleigh, Angelina, Rosalie, Mason, Noah and Luca. Sister of the late Rita Sheets, Eva Landry, Mary Gross, Irene Crease, Rose Hoyt, Edward, Arthur and John Gallant. Further survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours Friday, September 25th from 4 – 8 PM at the Keefe Funeral Home, 2175 Massachusetts Ave. CAMBRIDGE. A funeral mass will be celebrated, Saturday, September 26th in Sts. Louis and Zelie Martin Parish, St. Catherine of Genoa Church, 179 Summer St., Somerville at 11:30 AM. Please go directly to church. Services will conclude with burial at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge.
Margaret was a life-long Boston Red Sox fan, so in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Jimmy Fund / Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at

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  • Visitation

    Friday, September 25th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Keefe Funeral Home - Cambridge
    2175 Massachusetts Avenue
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    Friday, September 25th, 2020
    4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Funeral mass

    Saturday, September 26th, 2020 | 11:30am
    Saint Catherine of Genoa Church
    185 Summer Street
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    Saturday, September 26th, 2020
  • Interment

    Saturday, September 26th, 2020 | 12:30pm
    Mount Auburn Cemetery
    580 Mount Auburn Street
    Cambridge, Massachusetts
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    Saturday, September 26th, 2020

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Claudette Lapointe

Dear Stephanie, Steve, Pat & family.
So sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved grandmother. I know she brought much joy to your life & many others. I'm sure she will be missed but always remember the beauty that she brought to you & many others! You are all in my thoughts & prayers at this time! ~~~~~Love Matante, Claudette & Tom
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Pam and Peter Monaco

We will miss Margaret's smile and our talks when she would sit out on her front porch. She was a wise and wonderful person and will always be in our hearts.

Love always,
Peter and Pam Monaco
Comment | Posted at 09:37am via Condolence

Neil W. McCabe

I am very sorry to learn that Mrs. Slattery has passed. She was a joy to everyone she met and I will miss her terribly.
Comment | Posted at 10:53pm via Condolence

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