Margaret A. (Anderson) Wagstaff

August 10th, 2015

Margaret A. (Anderson) Wagstaff, age 86, of Canton, GA, formerly a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away on July 30, 2015.

Margaret was born on September 22, 1928 in Salisbury, MA. She was the cherished daughter of the late Minot and Ruth (Kempton) Anderson and dear sister of the late Robert Anderson. Margaret’s family moved frequently and ultimately settled in Wilmington, MA, where she graduated from Wilmington High School.

Margaret worked for the Town of Wilmington for many years, most recently as the Executive Secretary to the Town Manager. After 26 loyal years of service to the town, Margaret retired in 1990.

Margaret was the beloved wife of the late Robert L. Wagstaff; devoted mother of Richard Wagstaff of Canton, GA; Mark Wagstaff and his wife, Laurel, of Methuen, MA; Lynne Wagstaff of Canton, GA; and the late Robert A. Wagstaff of Salem, MA. She was the loving grandmother of Kristyn Mohrmann and her husband Richard Mohrmann, Matthew Waring and Lauren Waring. Margaret is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

Family and friends will gather for a funeral service at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Avenue (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Saturday, August 15th at 10 a.m. Interment will take place in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Casual attire is encouraged. Memorial donations in Margaret’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.


7 Entries in Guest Book for “Margaret A. (Anderson) Wagstaff”

  1. Rich Mohrmann says:

    Mimi had a heart of gold and she will be greatly missed by all.

  2. Laurel Wagstaff says:

    Mimi (mom) always thought of others before herself and her own needs. She loved each and every one of us and always let you know that. When you were with her she always made you feel special and enjoyed sharing things from the past and always wanted to know how you were doing as well. We miss you so much.

  3. Karen Grondine says:

    Dear Lynne and family, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Love Always, Karen (Tutela) Grondine

  4. Larz Neilson says:

    I’m so sorry that she’s gone — It was always a pleasure to speak with her at the Town Hall. She was a peach!

  5. Gail W. Kelleher says:

    Condolences to all of Mrs. Wagstaff’s children, grandchildren, and the rest of the family.
    May your memories comfort you during this difficult time.
    Gail Wing Kelleher

  6. Darelene Keough-Trask says:

    Lynne & family … My heart was saddened to hear of the news of the loss of a wonderful woman … mother/grandmother/friend to all that were blessed to know her and wish you comfort knowing she was loved by so many. Love & hugs, Darlene & Family

  7. Donna Kempton says:

    What a nice service for my “Auntie Margaret”. She was so very special, always enjoyed going to Ma to visit all the relatives.
    As I was heading home to Maine after the service, we had some rain showers and out came a beautiful rainbow! I said hi to Auntie and told her I hoped she was pain free and happy making the rest of us appreciate her beautiful rainbow. Will miss her, but think of her often. Thoughts and prayers to Richard, Mark, Lynne and families. Love, Donna

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