Avid volunteer gave selflessly to others

NORTH READING — Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Funeral Mass on Saturday, Jan. 17 at 11 a.m. in St. Theresa’s Church, 63 Winter St., North Reading,for Marguerite (DeCastro) Frew, who passed away on January 1 at the Kaplan Family Hospice of Danvers, at 88 years.

Marguerite was born & raised in Everett. She attended Everett schools and is an alumna of Everett High School, Class of 1944. After graduation Marguerite worked at various places but her favorite was the famous Blinstrom’s in South Boston. In 1948 she was married to her sweetheart and the couple remained in Everett raising their five children. In later years she went to work at Palmer Manufacturing, where she held an administrative position for many years. Marguerite loved to be involved and was the past President of the VFW Women’s Auxillary Post #834 0f Everett. At the time of her death she was the current Chaplain as well. She was also past president of the Moose Lodge Everett. She also gave of herself with her many charitable works and fundraisers that she took charge of. She volunteered her time at the Chelsea Soldier’s Home, running holiday parties and making sure the residents enjoyed themselves. She led a busy and active life but always made time for her family, which was paramount.

Marguerite was the devoted wife of the late John A. Frew, with whom she shared 42 years of marriage. She was the loving & dedicated mother of Gerald F. Frew, Brian W. Frew, Douglas A. Frew all of Everett, John A. Frew and his wife Paula of Wakefield and Paul C. Frew and his wife Donna of Revere.  She was the cherished grandmother of Brandon I. Fisher, Clinton Fisher, Jonathan Frew, Sarah Frew, Nicholas Frew, Samantha Frew, Jacqueline Frew and Patrick Frew.  She was the adored great–grandmother of Emily, Ava, Lillian, James, Isabella & Starla. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to: St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142 , Memphis, TN 38101-9908. For more info visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com