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HUNT- of Arlington Oct. 26, 2023, Margaret J. (Cassidy) Hunt.
Beloved wife of the late Matthew J. Hunt and her late parents, Mary and Patrick Cassidy.

She is the loving mother of Theresa "Terri" Shine and her husband Dan of Arlington, Matthew J. "Jim" Hunt, Jr. and his wife Christine of Burlington and Janet Peterson and her husband Dave of Burlington. Dear Nana of: Michelle Lent, Danielle and Bryan Hunt, Matthew, Caroline, and Tommy Peterson. Sister of Mary C. DiMaggio of Waltham, sister-in-law of Sr. Maureen Joseph CSJ of Woburn, Ann Hunt of Lexington, and Maureen McCall of Arlington. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Margaret was the dear friend of Lisa Peduto and the late Rosemarie and Tony Peduto. Relatives and Friends are invited to visit on Wednesday in the DeVito Funeral Home 1145 Mass. Ave., Arlington from 4 to 8 pm and to Margaret's Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday commencing at 9am with a Mass at 10 am in St. Eulalia Church, Winchester. In lieu of flowers memorial donation would be appreciated to: , Dana Farber Cancer Inst. P.O. Box 849168 Boston, MA 02284.

Margaret was an Arlingtonian all her life. She grew up with her older sister, Mary on Bates Road and met her future husband, Matt as a child playing with him and his siblings across the street. After graduating from Arlington High School, Margaret went to work for Hathaway Bakery as a comptometer operator until the birth of her three children. Later in life, she worked for Cambridge Contract as an office clerk.
After their marriage in 1953, Margaret and Matt moved to Forest Street where she was living up until her death. In 1958, Rosemarie and Tony Peduto moved next door and they never would have thought that they would develop a friendship that lasted over 60 years. The Hunts and Pedutos were always seen together and could be found running back and forth between houses at all hours.
Margaret was always happier once she crossed the Sagamore Bridge. She wanted to be on the Cape and in her chair at Smuggler's Beach. She loved having relatives and friends to the "free hotel" and enjoyed cook outs and ice cream from the Caboose.
Margaret could be found in the yard weeding and planting up until a few years ago. On Saturdays, she always had Irish music playing all day.
She loved the sport of ice hockey. Margaret would attend Arlington High School hockey games at the old Arena. When her son starting skating and through his years at Arlington High, Margaret was a true "hockey mom." Later, she became an Arlington Catholic hockey fan and hardly missed a home or away game.
Margaret was most proud of her family. Her sons-in-law and daughter-in-law were welcomed additions and after retirement, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She attended sporting events, plays and dance recitals and loved every minute.
Although Matt passed away 44 years ago, Margaret persevered and lived a rich long life.
Margaret's Funeral Mass will be live streamed for those not able to travel. Please log in to St. Eulalia @
Wednesday, Nov 1, 2023 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Funeral Mass:
Thursday, Nov 2, 2023 10:00am
Live Stream:
Thursday, Nov 2, 2023 10:00am
Thursday, Nov 2, 2023 11:30am