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Margaret Callahan

June 28, 1934 - June 21, 2022


Obituary For Margaret Callahan

Margaret Callahan of West Yarmouth, formerly of Arlington, MA on June 21, 2022. Cherished daughter of the late Denis and Margaret Callahan. Dear sister of Noreen Cronin, Denis Callahan, Kathleen Grannan, Christine Shanley and the late Mary Guarente, Ann Tibbetts, John Callahan and Eileen Perini. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Margaret was a talented individual in many areas of her life. She was the first female recipient of the scholar athlete award at Arlington High School. An avid golfer, Margaret played consistently and enjoyed her last round a few days before her passing. She enjoyed playing the piano, reading, painting, traveling and time spent with family and friends. She was loved by her many nieces and nephews. Margaret taught in the Newton school system for many years. She loved teaching and would later recall her valuable experiences. Her talent for relaying her memories into life lessons always prevailed and entertained those who knew her. She will be missed by many.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit in the DeVito Funeral Home 1145 Mass. Ave., ARLINGTON on July 20th from 10:00 - 11:00 am and to her Funeral Mass at 11:30 am in St. Agnes Church. Memorial donations in Margaret’s name may be made to the David B. Perini Quality of Life Clinic, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St., Boston MA, 02215 or the National Spinal Cord Injury of Massachusetts, 20 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116.


20 Jul

Memorial Visitation

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

DeVito Funeral Home - Arlington 1145 Mass. Ave. Arlington, MA 02476 Get Directions »
20 Jul

Funeral Mass

11:30 AM

St. Agnes Church 32 Medford St. Arlington, MA 02474 Get Directions »
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  • 07/27/2022

    Mrs. Callahan was my first grade teacher in Newton and I will never forget gathering around the piano to sing Ode to Joy, Do-re-mi and other songs. She so incredibly loving. My condolences to the family. Andrew McDonnell

  • 07/18/2022

    Margaret there are no words to express the wonderful friendship we shared over these past 60 years. Rest In Peace dear friend. You will be missed by many. Mary Goodhue

  • 07/14/2022

    Margaret, we miss you terribly! And Ruthie goes to your front door regularly, hoping to be let in. We are so blessed to have been your neighbor for three years. I so wish it had been longer.

  • 07/06/2022

    It was a privilege and delight to golf with Margaret early June of this year. Margaret gave me such inspiration watching her continue to outdo my golf strokes with such grace. Rest In Peace dear Margaret. Patricia Cabral

  • 07/01/2022

    Margaret was such a nice neighbor. I so admired her Irish spunk and sense of humor! She will be sadly missed. Deb Conner

  • 06/30/2022

    Margaret was truly wonderful. I always had so much fun when we golfed together. Our concentration on our golf game was constantly interrupted with gales of laughter. My thoughts and prayers are with Margaret's family and all who knew and loved her. Rest In Peace, Dear Margaret. Sally Dunphy

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