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Margaret Catherine McLean

Margaret “Peggy” Catherine McLean, age 95, passed away on Tuesday, April 12th, 2022 at the Ellis Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center surrounded by her loving family. Born in Boston, Peggy was the daughter of Manuel J. and Mary V. (McCue) Paivo. She was raised and educated in Jamacia Plain along with her sisters.

Peggy was a homemaker for many years, happily raising her eight children. Once they were old enough, she went out into the workforce, taking up a position with the Suffolk County Courthouse doing custodial work for 28 years. During that time, she also became a Home Health Aide, proudly serving her community for 18 years until her retirement.

She spent her retirement tending to her home, making it welcoming for her family. Peggy enjoyed cooking and baking for her loved ones. She could also be found every Friday morning at the Norwood Sports Center to participate in her bowling league.

Loving mother of Donna Amadeo, and her husband Peter, of Brewster, Margaret Geaney, and her late husband Joseph, of Stoughton, Pamela Francis, and her husband Robert, of Milton, Patricia McGrath, and her husband Jack, of Plymouth, Daniel McLean, and his wife Lori, of Dorchester, Nancy Chace, and her husband Don, of Walpole, David McLean, and his wife Risa, of Quincy and the late Susan McLean.
Cherished grandmother of 18 children and 30 great-grandchildren.
Sister of Mary Paivo of Walpole, the late Anne Sansone, the late Rita Rice and the late Agnes Sutherland.

All services are private at the request of Peggy’s family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Salvation Army at The Salvation Army USA, 615 Slaters Lane, Alexandria, Virginia 22314 or online at https://easternusa.salvationarmy.org/massachusetts/ways-to-give/

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Dear Nancy, I will always remember your mom's warm smile. She was just lovely. My prayers are with you all.

Amie O. Apr 27 2022 9:00 AM

My wife and I send our condolences to you Peggy and your family .

louis Apr 18 2022 5:17 PM

Nancy and all the McLean family, Grandchildren, and Great Grandchildren:

Sending our love and deepest condolences. What a legacy of love she leaves behind in all of you. There is no greater gift than a loving family. You all carry pieces of her that will be forever etched in your hearts, in your memories, and in your future relationships with others and each other. God bless all of you and comfort you during your time of grieving.

Connie and John McCarthy Apr 15 2022 4:42 PM

I am so sad for the loss of our Dear Peg!! She was the best person you could ever know. She was so kind and caring. She always would come up to you and ask how you are doing. Always had that smile. We are all so sad that we are not able to come say good bye to her and have closure . We will miss you dear Peg. And how lucky you all were to have such a loving MoM!!!!! Rest In Peace our Dear friend. Love you!!!!!

Anne Booth Apr 14 2022 9:51 AM

Peggy was my friend for the past 20 years. She was a great teammate and friend and my Fridays have not been the same since she stopped bowling last February. Thankfully able to spend time visiting each week at Ellis- we had many more laughs and days to share. The world was lucky to have Peggy in it and so was I. She will always be remembered by the ladies on the Early Bird Bowling League- Grace, beauty and kindness all wrapped into one. RIP my dear friend Peggy.

Lori Celentano Apr 14 2022 9:24 AM

Lynne G. lit a candle for Margaret Catherine McLean

Lynne G. Apr 14 2022 7:46 AM

Peggy was a ray of sunshine at the Neponset View Sr. Housing. I have many loving memeries of Peggy.

Donna Zahner Apr 14 2022 12:31 AM