Margaret (Peggy) Heavey March 29, 2021

Margaret (Peggy) Heavey of Milton and Centerville, passed away on Monday, March 29, 2021 at her Milton home with her sisters by her side holding her hands.

Peggy graduated from Fontbonne Academy, Milton Class of ’64. She also graduated from Boston State College with a BA in Elementary Education Class of ’68. She earned a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Northeastern University, Boston Class of ’72. Peggy taught at the Mabelle Burell Elementary School, Foxboro for 36 years.

She was a wonderful sister, aunt and friend, always fun to be around and a daughter her parents were very proud of. Peggy was an avid reader, swimmer, enjoyed knitting and belonged to the Milton Senior Bowling League.

Beloved daughter of the late Martin J. and Mary (Luby) Heavey. Loving and best friend to her sisters Eileen Heavey of Milton and Centerville, Geraldine Heavey and her husband Joseph McDonough of Byfield and Shapeigh, ME, Claire Rogers and her late husband Paul of Quincy, Mary Motta and her husband Robert of Foxboro and two generations of nieces and nephews.

Per Peggy’s wishes, there are no visiting hours.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Agatha Church, Adams Street at Brook Road, Milton Monday April 5 at 10:15 AM.  Family and friends invited.  Interment Milton Cemetery.

Peggy’s family plan a celebration of her life at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Peggy’s memory to: Saint Agatha Church, 432 Adams Street, Milton, MA 02186 or Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 105 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Dana- Farber Cancer Institute, P. O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated
Monday, April 5, 2021 at 10:15 AM
Family and Friends Invited

Saint Agatha Church
Adams Street at Brook Road
Milton, MA 02186

Interment Milton Cemetery


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    Maureen Delaney says

    Miss Heavey changed my life as a tiny first grade student at the Burrell School in 1967. It was a brand new school and she was a brand new teacher. On my first day of school, my mom was giving birth to my twin baby siblings. I have a photo of us, at recess, holding hands. (She saved and sent me that photo 25 years later!). She recognized the fear and anxiousness in me and reacted with love. We colored and used blocks in math. We took naps. She sang to us and taught me how to read and my life-long love of learning. I became a teacher and principal because of Miss Heavey, Mr Weiss, Mrs McKim and countless other teachers and staff who cared for me and my four siblings. May we all have someone like Miss Heavey in our lives. I was blessed to chat with her and some of my other teachers a few years back at Mr Weiss’ funeral. Thank you Miss Heavey

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    Mary Anne Pietsch says

    There are no words to soften the sorrow but fond memories of you will remain.
    I will carry them with me always!

    RIP, dearest friend.

    Heartfelt condolences to the Heavey Family.

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    Nancy says

    I worked with Peg for many years at the Burrell School. Peg was one of the kindest people I know. She was quiet and laid back and was an excellent elementary school teacher.The children loved her! I will miss her at my annual Christmas parties. RIP Peg🙏🙏🙏🙏

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    Joseph P Fallon says

    Eileen, I was sorry to hear of the passing of your sister Peggy, May God & Peggy watch over you Joe

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In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Peggy’s memory to

Saint Agatha Church
432 Adams Street
Milton, MA 02186

or to the:

Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital
105 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN 38105

or to the:

Dana- Farber Cancer Institute
P. O. Box 849168
Boston, MA 02284