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Margaret Mary (Burke) Horgan

August 7, 1926 ~ March 31, 2022 (age 95)


Margaret Mary “Peg” Horgan, passed away peacefully at her home on March 31, 2022. She was born in Newburyport in 1926 to the late Francis J. and Margaret Mary (Murphy) Burke.

Peg was a graduate of Newburyport High School class of 1944. She attended St. Elizabeth School of Nursing and fulfilled her goal of becoming a Registered Nurse. Peg married Robert E. Horgan and they became the proud parents of 9 children. Widowed suddenly in 1965, Peg undertook the enormous task of raising her family who at the time were aged 1-14. She lovingly accomplished that feat. While very busy at home, she still managed to continue her Nursing career at the Hale Hospital in Haverhill.

Peg was a very good sport who loved a travel adventure. She enjoyed many trips to Ireland with Jean and Mike Doyle, as well as England, Wales, and Italy. Throughout the years Peg traveled to San Francisco many times to visit her children, Michael, Trish and Kevin who all lived there.

Peg was a devoted Mom whose wisdom was evident throughout her life. She was a devout Catholic and had a deep devotion to the Saints. She would always say that her faith is what got her through life.

Her family extends their utmost gratitude to Marie Auguste who took care of Peg with compassion and respect during the past year.

Peg was blessed with 11 grandchildren who she loved very much. There were many happy celebrations through the years. Peg was happiest when she was surrounded by her family.

Peg leaves 7 children, Maureen Hardin, Michael Horgan and Jacy, Jean and Mike Doyle, Margaret and Tucker Quinn, Paul and Donna Horgan, Trish and John O’Rourke, and John and Michele Horgan. She was sadly predeceased by her husband Robert E. Horgan; daughter, Mary J. Horgan, and son Kevin B. Horgan; as well as her sister Laurine Sullivan.

Family and friends may call from 3:00 to 7:00 PM on Tuesday April 5, 2022 at the Twomey, LeBlanc, & Conte Funeral Home 193 High St. Newburyport, MA 01950.  THERE IS NO LONGER ANY PARKING AVAILABLE BEHIND THE FUNERAL HOME PER ORDER OF THE CITY OF NEWBURYPORT. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 AM on Wednesday April 6, 2022 at the Star of the Sea Church in Salisbury. Burial will be private at a later date.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Elder Pet Fund 247 High Rd Newbury 01951, or to the Pettingill House 21 Water St. Suite 4A Amesbury, MA 01913, or the charity of your choice. 

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Calling Hours
April 5, 2022

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Twomey, LeBlanc, & Conte
193 High Street
Newburyport, MA 01950

Funeral Mass
April 6, 2022

10:30 AM
Star of the Sea
18 Beach Road
Salisbury, MA 01952

Private burial.

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