Margaret “Peg” T. (Kerrigan) Wallace

May 26, 2020

Margaret “Peg” T. (Kerrigan) Wallace

Margaret (“Peg”) Theresa (Kerrigan) Wallace – of Woburn, May 26th at the age of eighty-nine. Beloved wife of the late Hugh F. Wallace.  Devoted mother of Hugh Wallace and his wife Jeanne of Westford.  Cherished grandmother of Lauren and Jay.  Dear sister of the late Alice McGovern and Frank Kerrigan.  Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. A Funeral Mass will be held in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn on Monday, June 1st at 10. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Calling hours are private and under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home. Per State mandate masks are required both in church and at the cemetery, St. Charles Church requires that only 100 people will be allowed inside of the Church. 

Margaret “Peg” T. (Kerrigan) Wallace – a lifelong resident of Woburn, died peacefully, May 26th at the age of eighty-nine.  She was the beloved wife of the late Hugh F. Wallace.  

Born and raised in Woburn, Peg was the cherished daughter of the late Francis and Margaret (Barnhill) Kerrigan.

She attended school at St. Charles.  After working for many years she retired from the Choate/Symmes Hospital.  

Back in the day, Peg loved to play bingo and go bowling.  More recently, she was often seen playing cards with her friends at the Woburn Senior Center.  When she was able to, she loved her walks and could often be seen walking the south end of Woburn.  She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren who she adored and praised to anyone who would listen!

Devoted mother of Hugh Wallace and his wife Jeanne of Westford.  Cherished grandmother of Lauren and Jay. Dear sister of the late Alice McGovern and Frank Kerrigan.  Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass will be held in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn on Monday, June 1st at 10. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Calling hours are private and under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home. Per State mandate masks are required both in church and at the cemetery, St. Charles Church requires that only 100 people will be allowed inside of the Church. 

Service arrangements pending, please check back soon.

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  1. Hughie, we are so sorry to hear of your moms passing. Please know we are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.

    Jim and Karen

  2. Dear Hugh and family. Sincerest condolences on the loss of your wonderful mom Peg. We are neighbors and will miss her a lot. She would stop by to see me at “Dr. Glennon’s house” and would catch up as she was walking or driving through the neighborhood on Lakeview.

    She was such an important and valued presence at our annual neighborhood barbecues and I loved sitting and talking to her about her memories of the old days and the neighbors from long ago.

    She and Kay Pattison were there at every city hall meeting to save the Clapp School park and she was a staunch supporter of keeping our little neck of the woods livable and safe. I got a chance to visit at her home too and cannot help but think of her every time I drive by her house. We had a lot of fun with her and she is nearly the last one of that generation to leave us. Her presence will be sorely missed, but sincerely celebrated. She had such a spark and a wit – kept me on my toes for sure. I always thought she would be with us forever as a mainstay of our neighborhood. I am truly saddened for you and for us as well. I wish we could have been there with you today.

  3. Gabe and Mike McNally

    Dear Hugh, Jeannie, Lauren and Jay,

    We are so sorry to hear about Peg’s passing. She was such a wonderful and kind person. We enjoyed talking with her at all the family functions through the years. She was always so positive and kind and always interested in asking about our family. Always remembered the kids names even if hadn’t seen them in awhile . She was such a joy to be around. Cherish all the wonderful memories of her. May she Rest In Peace.
    Love,
    Mike, Gabe, Kyle and Lauren

  4. Hughie and Jeannie, Our sympathies on your mom’s passing. She was one of the great moms from the old neighborhood. Rest in Peace Mrs. Wallace. Ed Doucette

  5. Hugh, I had the honor of being your mom’s heating repair person for many years. She brought joy to my day every time I saw her. She would pick on me for complaining about climbing up and down those stairs from the basement to the second floor. I would tell her she was in much better shape than I am. That infectious giggle. Who could forget it? What a wonderful woman. She will be missed. Rest in peace Peg. Jim McNamara

  6. janice ferdinand

    So sorry to hear of Peg’s passing. We both worked at Choate & Symmes & got together for dinner with the girls after we left work. I really enjoyed our times together. Peg was a real lady & lots of fun. Rest in peace. Janice

  7. Hugh, Jeannie, Lauren and Jay we are so very sorry to hear this sad news. Mrs. Wallace was always very kind to every kid in our neighborhood. We will remember her with fondness. God’s Speed, Mrs. Wallace. Joe & Nancy Flaherty

  8. Ruth (Wright)Nash

    Hugh
    So sorry to learn of your Mom’s passing.We were friends many years ago but lost touch over the years,except for the yearly Christmas card.
    Your Dad was best man at my wedding (59 yrs ago)& he &my husband
    were the best of RR buddies.
    May she rest in peace.

  9. Sorry to learn of Peg’s passing! She was a great neighbor and would never ride by without stopping to chat! She loved going to the Labor Day cookout where she would catch up with the neighbors all at once! RIP Peg!

  10. Hugh
    My sympathy to all of your family. I worked with your mother for 20 years at the Choate and Symmes Hospitals. We had always stayed in touch, lunch or dinner with our former co-workers was always so much fun with your mother in the group. My friend will be dearly missed. May she rest in peace.

  11. Judith Simonds and Jim

    Dear Hughie, so sorry to hear about your Mom, havn’t seen her in a few years but always thought of her. We shared quite a few laughs working together at the Choate and later at Symmes. She will be missed by her co-workers and friends.

  12. Ellen Doucette

    Hugh, Jeannie, Lauren and Jay, we are so sorry to hear about your mother/grandmother s passing. What a lovely lady she was.

    Ellen and Roy

  13. I was so sorry to hear of Peg’s passing. She and I worked together at Symmes Hospital, 26 years ago. Up until the last year or so, we met for lunch every 4 months with the rest of the Symmes crew, Joan, Mary, Helen, Janice, Helen L., and Barbara. She always passed around pictures of her grandchildren (very proud). I will miss her, my thoughts and prayers to her family. Stay safe and take care, Judi

  14. Maryellen Schissler

    Mrs. Wallace was one of a kind, a great neighbor and friend to myself, my siblings and to my parents. I will miss bumping into her and sharing news from my family and from the neighborhood. Rest in the sweetest of peace, Mrs. Wallace.
    Maryellen (Pattison) Schissler and Family

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