Margaret L. (Porter) Wickwire

May 12, 2017

Margaret L. (Porter) Wickwire

MARGARET L. (PORTER) WICKWIRE – in Woburn, May 12th at seventy-three years of age. Beloved wife of Walter H. “Wick” Wickwire of Woburn. Dear sister of the late Norma “Nancy” Evans and Ralph Porter. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. A Funeral will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday, May 17th at 10 a.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours at the Funeral Home on Tuesday, 3-7 p.m. Remembrances may be made in Margaret’s honor to the Joseph Briere Foundation, PO Box 147, Woburn, MA 01801.

OBITUARY:

Margaret L. (Porter) Wickwire, of Woburn, passed away peacefully at her home Friday morning, May 12th surrounded by her loved ones. The daughter of the late Ralph A. and Elizabeth (Deane) Porter, she was seventy-three years old.

Born, raised and educated in Woburn, Margaret would graduate from Woburn High School alongside the Class of 1961. Following graduation she entered the workforce, beginning her career with Hancock Insurance and then with the National Bank. Her experience would bring her to Bridgeport Brass before she would ultimately find her way to C.R. Bard. It was at C.R. Bard where she would dedicate over 20 years as an executive assistant before retiring ten years ago.

A great woman was not without a great man by her side. It’s a love story that would begin in the seventh grade and would encompass six decades. Margaret was just a teenager when she would meet her future husband, Walter “Wick” Wickwire. Dating all through high school, these sweethearts would marry in 1963. This was the prelude to what would be a lifetime of love and adventure.

Margaret and Wick were no strangers to fun and excitement. Whether it be on the deck of their boat, on the back of a snowmobile or behind the handle bars of a motorcycle, you could find this pair enjoying all four seasons. You could often catch them up in Laconia for Bike Week or cruising around with their motorcycle group. Yearly vacations would bring them all over. Margaret and Wick especially enjoyed their trips to the beaches of Bermuda where it wasn’t unusual for Margaret to be soaking up the sun with a book in her hand. With over fifty years of marriage for these best friends, the memories are endless.

Margaret will be remembered for her cheerful spirit, sense of humor and the commitment and dedication she had to her family and friends. She was always there for whoever needed her. She leaves behind a multitude of people who will miss her dearly.

Sadly, Margaret was predeceased by her parents, Ralph A. and Elizabeth (Deane) Porter, and her siblings, Ralph A. Porter , Jr. and Norma “Nancy” Evans. She is lovingly survived by her husband, Walter H. “Wick” Wickwire of Woburn and her cherished cat Ralphie. Margaret is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and friends. A Funeral will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday, May 17th at 10 a.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours at the Funeral Home on Tuesday, 3-7 p.m. Remembrances may be made in Margaret’s memory to the Joseph Briere Foundation, PO Box 147, Woburn, MA 01801.

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  1. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your wife & send my sympathy to you.

    Warren Cummings

  2. What a beautiful woman, Mrs. Wickwire was. I am very sorry to read of your loss. With her accomplishments, her love and joys, she was an amazing woman! I won’t pretend to know what you’re going through, but what has helped me deal with the loss of those I love, is turning to the Scriptures, something that has been a real source of comfort. One Scripture that gives me hope is, John 11:25, which says, “Jesus said to her: “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.” I hope that this verse will also comfort you and, I hope you and your family can get through this difficult time. Please accept my condolences for the loss of your beloved wife, aunt and friend. Sincerely, Meryl, jw.org- healingwordsforu@gmail.com

  3. Wick,
    Been a long time, but I remember the both of you and offer my sympathy on the passing of your wife.
    Warren Clement

  4. Wick
    What a love story you two wrote…hope those fond memories help you in the days ahead.
    Hugs from Margaret & Rick Valentine
    The other Margaret & Wick—some chuckles shared there with play on our names.

  5. Wick and family,

    Our thoughs and prayers are with you all. The ones we love are never gone but live within our hearts. May you know peace and comfort.

    God bless,

    Charlie & Sandy Culhane

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