Published in the February 19, 2016 edition

Margaret-Muldowney-webWAKEFIELD — Margaret Ann (Connor) Muldowney of Wakefield and formerly a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home with her family on Thursday, Feb. 11.

Margaret was born in Roscommon, Ireland and was one of eight children of the late Michael and Margaret (Killian) Connor. At age 20, Margaret came to the United States. She was married on June 13, 1953 and settled with her husband Michael in Melrose. Margaret remained at home to raise her seven children where she and Michael lived for over 50 years until moving to Wakefield recently.

Margaret was a devoted family woman who loved holidays and get-togethers surrounded by family. She loved soaking up the sun during family vacations on Cape Cod for many years. At home in Melrose, she enjoyed bowling, doing ceramics, playing bingo and was a devoted parishioner of Incarnation Church. She was proud of her Irish heritage and remained in contact with her family in Ireland. Her family will cherish all the wonderful memories they have and her love will remain in their hearts forever.

Margaret was the beloved wife of Michael J. Muldowney, with whom she shared 62 years of marriage. She was the devoted mother of Michael Joseph and his wife Barbara of Virginia; James of Gloucester; Linda and her husband Richard Galatas of Wakefield; Brian and his wife Celine of Newbury; Mark of Stoneham; Robert of California, and the late Jack Muldowney. She was the dear sister of Bridget Deery of New York; Jane Brennan of Ireland; and the late Lil Dray, Theresa Gannon, Tom Connor, Tim Connor and Michael Connor. She was the cherished grandmother of Matthew, Alana, Kaitlyn, Megan and Brendan. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends gathered in honor of Margaret’s life during visiting hours at the Robinson Funeral Home, 809 Main St., Melrose, on Monday, Feb 15, and again on Tuesday morning at before leaving in procession to St. Joseph Church, 173 Albion St, Wakefield for her Funeral Mass. Interment took place in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Gifts in Margaret’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice. For online tribute or directions, visit