Cartwright Funeral Homes


ILLINGWORTH, Margaret M. “Peggy” (McDonnell) of Braintree formerly of Holbrook passed away after a brief illness July 6, 2017 at the age of 80. Beloved wife of the late John A. “Jack” Illingworth. Loving mother of John A. “Jack” Illingworth, Jr. and his wife Carol of Abington, Steven J. Illingworth and his wife Sharon of Braintree and Judith Bergman and her husband Steven of Braintree. Devoted sister of John McDonnell of NH, James McDonnell of FL, Mary Norton of W. Roxbury and the late Thomas McDonnell. Dear grandmother of Ryan and his wife Shannon, Jenna, Mark, Kevin, Emily, Veronica, Ashley, Mathew and Cameryn. Also survived by her great granddaughter Sadie as well as many nieces and nephews. Peggy was born in Boston grew up in Jamaica Plain had lived in Holbrook for 45 years before moving to Braintree 11 years ago. She always kept in touch with her Roxbury Girls and her Holbrook Girls with whom she enjoyed spending time. Her greatest joy however, came from spending time with her family especially the grandchildren. Reposing at the Cartwright Funeral Home, 68 So. Franklin St., Holbrook MA 02343 until 9:30 AM Monday followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:30 AM in St. Joseph Church, Holbrook MA. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Sunday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Burial will take place in Union Cemetery, Holbrook MA. Should friends desire memorial contributions may be made in her name to; St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.

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