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Margaret R. Vernaglia

Margaret R. Vernaglia

February 20th, 1923 July 13th, 2019

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Obituary for Margaret R. Vernaglia (Doherty)

VERNAGLIA, Margaret Rose (Doherty), of South Yarmouth, MA (formally of Winchester, MA), passed peacefully on July 13, 2019, at the age of 96. Beloved wife of the late Dr. Paul A. Vernaglia and mother of the late Dr. Paul A. Vernaglia, Jr. She leaves behind her daughter, Irene Toomey, and husband Michael, of Harwich, MA, and sons Peter Vernaglia of Yarmouth, MA and Mark Vernaglia, and his wife Mary, of Andover, MA.

Loving grandmother, “GG”, to Michael and Matthew Toomey, and Thomas and Andrew Vernaglia. Great Grandmother to John, Megan, Stephanie, Michael, Maxwell and Zachery. Great Great Grandmother to Helena and Henry.

Born February 20, 1923 in Queens, New York to Rose Horrigan and John Doherty, Peggy was the fourth of five children. She and her four brothers, John, Tom, Ray and Joe, who she adored and was very close to, grew up in Flushing, New York. As a young woman Peggy attended nursing school and worked at Flushing General Hospital where she met her future husband Paul. They were married in April 1946 and moved to Medford, MA where they started their family. Several years later they moved to Winchester, MA. Peggy spent many hours as a volunteer at Lawrence Memorial Hospital and was a long-time member of Winchester Country Club. She enjoyed entertaining family and friends, traveling, golfing and curling.

Funeral services will be held at Mount Auburn Cemetery’s Bigelow Chapel, Cambridge, MA on July 24, 2019 at 11:00 AM, followed by a graveside service.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to: UMass Memorial Foundation Paul A. Vernaglia Jr. Scholarship, 333 South Street, Shrewsbury, MA 01545.

To leave a message of condolence, please visit www.keefefuneralhome.com.

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  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, July 24th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Bigelow Chapel at Mount Auburn Cemetery
    580 Mount Auburn Street
    CAMBRIDGE, MA
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    Wednesday, July 24th, 2019
    11:00am
    Officiant
    Fr. Brian McHugh

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Eileen Reddy

Aunt Peg will be remembered for her kindness and her generosity. I always enjoyed my visits with her and her family .I remember lots of laughter.Aunt Peg was also very tough. In fact she had the nickname ' brigade general ' according too her sister in law Mae Doherty I am going to miss her. She was one of my favorite Aunts
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Eileen Reddy

Aunt peggy was a very kind warm loving aunt to me and my three brothers She had a nic

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Anthony Toto

To the Vernaglia family:
I grew up just a few houses away from the Vernaglia homestead on Welgate Road in Medford. I was a contemporary of Paul Jr., although our circles didn't intersect much since he went to high school at Belmont Hill (I think) and I at BC High in Dorchester. The irony is that we both were in the Harvard Class of 1970, but by that time I'm not sure we ever ran into each other partly because he was a Biology / pre-Med major and I was...well, confused.
However, I do want to mention my recollection of Dr. Paul, Sr., and his beloved wife. They were the epitome of kind, gracious, and humble people: each fourth of July, Dr. Paul Sr. would host a fireworks display in his yard much to the amazement of all us neighborhood kids; he never complained when a foul ball from the vacant lot / baseball field across the street landed on his front lawn (NOT true of other neighbors!); and the day he gave me a ride to the bus in his gorgeous yellow Buick Wildcat convertible with the black leather interior was pretty much the high point of my early adolescence!
May these few words bring some solace to the passing from this life of a remarkable woman who will be warmly received in the next by her beloved husband and son.
Peace be with you all.
Sincerely, Tony Toto
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