Margaret L. Doane

February 13th, 2017

Margaret L. Doane (Hutson), age 88, a long-time resident of Wilmington, MA; died peacefully on February 11, 2017, at the Filosa Nursing Center in Danbury, CT.

Margaret was born on November 12, 1928, in Boston, MA; she was the dear daughter of the late Ebert and Elizabeth (Regan) Hutson. Margaret was raised in a large family which included her siblings Leona, Martha, Elbert, Thomas, John, Francis, and Richard.

Margaret married John Doane; the couple shared more than 54 wonderful years together before his passing in 2004. Margaret was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother; she cared for her family very deeply. Margaret was especially proud of her grandchildren; they were the light of her life.

Margaret loved to play tennis, which she continued to play into her 80’s and traveled widely. She also enjoyed playing cards with her card group and having lunch with her many friends. Margaret was known for her love of reading and she had a wealth of knowledge.

She will be fondly remembered for her great sense of humor, her wonderful smile, and her impressive intellect. Margaret will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Margaret was the beloved wife of the late John D. Doane, devoted mother of Sharon Dunphy and her husband Robert of Ridgefield, CT and Maureen Ryan & her husband Fletcher of Mystic, CT. She was the loving grandmother of Christine and Robert Dunphy and Kevin Ryan. Margaret is also survived by her nieces, nephews, and friends.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Friday, February 17th for Visitation from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 12:00 noon. Interment will take place in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.

In lieu flowers please make a donation in Margaret’s memory to Mass General Hospital, primary progressive aphasia research. You may either go to the main page and follow prompts from donate or mail to Mass General Hospital, Development Office, 125 Nashua St, Suite 540, Boston, Ma 02114.


5 Entries in Guest Book for “Margaret L. Doane”

  1. Marie, Richard, and Patricia Barry says:

    We are so sad to hear about the loss of Peggy. Peggy and Jack were always such good neighbors and dear friends. Your Moms’ delightfully funny quick whit and laughter was one of a kind. Peggy could tell a story like no one else and was always so memorable. So sorry for your loss. With love and prayers. Marie, Dick, and Pat Barry

  2. Cathy Colby-Grauer says:

    As Sharon’s close friend, I witnessed Peg’s decline in recent times, but she never lost that sparkle in her eye, that humor in her demeanor. And certainly she raised an amazing family, who I have been privileged to spend lots of time with over the past 30 years. She was loved and well cared for by all that knew her. My deepest sympathy on your loss, but also send my hopes that you might celebrate a well-lived life. Cathy Colby-Grauer

  3. Kathy Boylen says:

    Sharon and Maureen We were so sad to hear that your mom had passed away. She was a great neighbor as well as a great friend and the best travelling companion for my mother. They travelled all over the world together and those memories will last forever. I hope she was met in heaven with the biggest hot fudge sundae she has ever had !
    Kathy and Mary

  4. Esther says:

    My condolences to the family. I am sorry for your great loss. Nothing can compare to the deep pain you and your family are feeling from the passing of your dear loved one. Death is very difficult to deal with. God hates death, he views death as an enemy at 1 Corinthians 15:26 “The last enemy death is brought to nothing.” Gods word at Revelation 21:4 assures us that God “will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor pain be any more.” But more importantly God gives us hope at Hosea 13:14. May God’s word and all the wonderful memories and good times you and your family have shared bring comfort during this difficult time.

  5. Pat & Gerry Reid says:

    We are so saddened to learn about your Mother. She was always an inspiration to us! Peggy was a wonderful person who entertained us with her humor, and taught us with her wisdom and intelligence!
    I can’t help but think that she and my Mom are enjoying a wonderful visit up in heaven sharing lots of family memories.
    Our Matt & David send their condolences and had some special memories of their Aunt Peg.
    Sharon & Maureen, our hearts and prayers are with you!

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