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STRAND, Margaret R. (Murray), of Braintree, formerly of Dorchester (OFD), passed away on December 27, 2021, at the age of 88. Born in Boston to the late Martin and Minnie (Coady) Murray, Margaret graduated from St. Patrick’s High School, Boston. Margaret was a resident of Braintree for over 45 years, where she raised her family. She worked for the United States Postal Service as a postal supervisor at South Postal for 32 years. She was a voracious reader and shopper, who loved also loved to travel. She was an active member of the Friends of the Thayer Public Library, Red Hat Society and the Catholic Daughters of America. Her family meant the world to her and Margaret cherished the time she spent with them. Margaret was a kind and loving woman, who will be sorely be missed by all who were blessed to have known her. Beloved wife of the late Roy H. Strand. Loving mother of Robert Strand and his wife Gloria of Duxbury, Kenneth Strand and his wife Mary of Kissimmee, FL, and Lisa Turley and her husband Brian of Pembroke. Devoted sister of Frances Longuemare of Pembroke. Beloved “Nana” of Andrea, Christian, Adam, Jarrod and David. Cherished “Great-Nana” of Teddy. She is also survived by nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Margaret’s family would like to thank Bay Path Nursing Home for the compassionate care and support during her stay there. Due to COVID precautions, the Funeral Mass will be Private. Burial will take place in Braintree Cemetery, Braintree. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made in Margaret’s name to Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center Mass General Hospital, 114 16th Street #2011, Charlestown, MA 02129. To leave a sympathy message for the family, please visit Arrangements under the direction of Cartwright-Venuti Funeral Home, 845 Washington St., Braintree.

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