Margaret S. “Peggy” (Stoyles) Gagnon

October 10, 2020

Margaret S. “Peggy” (Stoyles) Gagnon

The Funeral Mass will be streamed live on the Woburn Catholic Collaborative Facebook Page at 10 A.M on Friday

This graveside service will be made available through ZOOM,  at 11 A.M – Zoom ID: 745 456 9017

Margaret S. “Peggy” (Stoyles) Gagnon – of Woburn, Saturday, October 10th, unexpectedly, at the age of  86.   She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond H. Gagnon. Devoted mother of Patricia “Tricia” Gagnon McGee, her husband Michael of Woburn and Stephen P. Gagnon, his wife Martha Jane of Reading. Loving “Grammy” of Daniel, Dianna, Andrew, Matthew and Julia.  Devoted Aunt of  Jack, Mark and Stephen Delaney.  Peggy is also survived by many loving and dear friends.  Relatives and friends are invited to Peggy’s Funeral Mass, Friday, October 16th at 10 a.m., in St. Anthony Church, 857 Main Street, Woburn. Interment to follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Those who feel comfortable are invited to briefly pay their respects on Thursday, October 15th at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn. Those who are 65 and older or experiencing any health problems are invited to come between 3-4 p.m., with the general public invited between 4-6 p.m. All attending are asked to enter through the front door of the funeral home and exit through the back door. Masks MUST be worn at all times, along with strict adherence to social distancing.   Remembrances honoring Peggy, may be made to the “Friends of St. Anthony”, c/o Woburn Catholic Collabrative, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, MA,  Joslin Diabetic Center, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215 or to St. Jude’s Research Hospital,  262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105

Margaret “Peggy” (Stoyles) Gagnon, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday morning October 10th, 2020.  The beloved wife of the late Raymond H. Gagnon, she was eighty-six years of age.

Born in Medford Massachusetts, Peggy was the only child born to the late Patrick and Mary (Obrien) Stoyles. Raised in Arlington, Peggy was a graduate of Matignon High School, class of 1952.  After high school, Peggy continued on with her education at Cardinal Cushing Junior College, receiving her Associates Degree.

 At a church dance Peggy met her long-time sweetheart Ray, with whom she journeyed with over the next forty-nine and a half years.  They moved to North Woburn shortly after their marriage, where Peggy has remained.

Bringing a daughter and son into the world, gave Peggy and Ray their greatest joy.  Together, as a family they would often spend several weeks in Maine and often travelled to places of great interest and intrigue; Florida, California, Newfoundland, to visit family, to name just a few!  After raising her children, Peggy worked in the Winchester Schools as a paraprofessional.  When Ray retired, they continued to travel throughout the United States.

Without a doubt Peggy was the consummate “Grammie” “Mimi”.  She adored each of her grandchildren, sharing in a very special relationship with each individually, and all together.  Trips to the library, caring for them in their home or hers, showing them how to bake, wonderful shopping trips for all, attending each and every sporting event and whatever was taking place in their worlds of academia, Grammie was there, beaming proudly.

Peggy was a woman of tremendous faith.  She lived each and every day to the absolute fullest.  Her participation at St. Anthony Church was exceptional.  Helping all throughout the years at the parish: assisting in the foundation of “Friends of St. Anthony,” served as the Religious Coordinator for CCD, a Eucharistic Minister, and would visit those who were sick or unable to get out, Peggy always enjoyed a good conversation!

Peggy emulated all that was good.  Faith and family filled Peggy’s life with as much joy as she could possibly hold in her heart.  To have known Peggy is truly a loving and lasting gift.  The kindness, love, generosity and spiritual being, will long be cherished by those who had the pleasure, of spending any time with her.

Sadly, Peggy was predeceased by her beloved husband Ray in 2009, and her parents, Patrick and Mary Stoyles.

Peggy is lovingly survived by her dear children Patricia “Tricia” Gagnon McGee, her husband Michael of Woburn and Stephen P. Gagnon, his wife Martha Jane of Reading. Loving “Grammie” of Daniel, Dianna, Andrew, Matthew and Julia.  Devoted Aunt of Jack, Mark and Stephen Delaney.  Peggy is also survived by many loving and dear friends.  

Relatives and friends are invited to Peggy’s Funeral Mass, Friday, October 16th at 10 a.m., in St. Anthony Church, 857 Main Street, Woburn. Interment to follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Those who feel comfortable are invited to briefly pay their respects on Thursday, October 15th at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn. Those who are 65 and older or experiencing any health problems are invited to come between 3-4 p.m., with the general public invited between 4-6 p.m. All attending are asked to enter through the front door of the funeral home and exit through the back door. Masks MUST be worn at all times, along with strict adherence to social distancing. Remembrances honoring Peggy, may be made to the “Friends of St. Anthony”, c/o Woburn Catholic Collabrative, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, MA,  Joslin Diabetic Center, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215 or to St. Jude’s Research Hospital,  262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105

 

 

Relatives and friends are invited to Peggy’s Funeral Mass, Friday, October 16th at 10 a.m., in St. Anthony Church, 857 Main Street, Woburn. Interment to follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Those who feel comfortable are invited to briefly pay their respects on Thursday, October 15th at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn. Those who are 65 and older or experiencing any health problems are invited to come between 3-4 p.m., with the general public invited between 4-6 p.m. All attending are asked to enter through the front door of the funeral home and exit through the back door. Masks MUST be worn at all times, along with strict adherence to social distancing. Remembrances honoring Peggy, may be made to the “Friends of St. Anthony”, c/o Woburn Catholic Collabrative, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, MA,  Joslin Diabetic Center, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215 or to St. Jude’s Research Hospital,  262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105

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  1. Peggy I so enjoyed our chats. you were such a bright happy person. Though we never met I felt, thru our conversations that I had know you for many years. I know you will be terribly missed by your family and friends. RIP my dear soul.

  2. How blessed was I to grow up with Peggy (I still want to call her Mrs. Gagnon) in my life. We lived across the street from each other. She had such a beautiful and funny way about her. I once told her that I thought in another life she would be a Queen. A wonderful a queen that everyone loved.
    She thought that was pretty funny. I will miss our talks, your sage advice and your always positive outlook. I promise to be there for Tricia and family whenever they need me. I love and will always miss you.

  3. Tricia and Stephen, I’m so sorry for the loss of your beloved Mom. She was such a sweetheart! I have many fond memories of her and your Dad – from CCD at your house all the way through Merrimack. I hope the thought of them together again can help to heal your hearts right now.
    Warmest regards,
    LeeAnn Fleming McGahan

  4. So sorry for your loss. Your Mother was such a gracious lady. I enjoyed our conversations any time we met. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Pat McCue

  5. Mary-Elizabeth Vachon

    Dear Tricia and Steven: I am so sad to hear about the loss of your mom. She was a wonderful neighbor to the Vachons and very dear to my mom who loved to chat with her and hear about your family, especially Peggy’s grandkids. Over the years, my husband and children have come to know Mrs. Gagnon as we would see her while playing in the yard or circle. We will say prayers for her and your dad and all of you when we look across the street. She will be so missed. Sending you love and good thoughts that she is happily reunitng with your dad.

  6. Sheryle A. D'Amico

    Tricia (and family), My heart is broken for your loss. Your mother was truly a special woman, always so kind to me. My mother also wants you to know how sorry she is – she got to know your mom through “Church Women of Woburn” and often commented about how gracious she was. Thinking of you during this difficult time.

  7. I am truly sorry for your loss. Peg was a one in a million kind of lady. I am happy to have shared one last laugh with her last week. I will miss her knowing wink.

  8. Irene M. DeCata

    I want to express my sincere condolences to Peggys family. I’m so sorry for your loss. I am very happy that I had the opportunity to have a nice conversation on Thursday evening with Peg and a friend. We had some laughter and a little teasing.
    I always remember Peg as an elegant lady. RIP Peg 🙏

  9. Steven and Tricia:
    My most genuine sympathy and condolences to your family. Your Mother was a wonderful Christian woman who was always ever so kind and thoughtful.

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