Margaret Marie Stearns Obituary


November 11, 2020

Cherished wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Margaret Marie Stearns, age  90, died peacefully on November 11, 2020. She was beloved wife to Bernard Stearns for 70 years and the oldest child of Hanna and Charles Cassidy of Charlestown, MA.

A graduate of Girls High Boston, Peggy devoted her 90 years to family and friends. While raising five children, she furthered her education at Northeastern University, receiving a certificate in Social Work in 1975; Peggy then worked at Carney Hospital, Brockton Multi-Service Center, and retired from the corporate Talbots office, but continued to serve her community. An avid swimmer into her late eighties, Peggy was known for the years she taught swimming lessons to disabled children at the Quincy YMCA! Peggy most recently ran a bridge club at the Hingham Senior Center.

Peggy loved to exercise and travel but most of all, loved each of her children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She leaves behind her husband Bernard and their children Linda Stearns, Bernard and Tricia Stearns, Judy Stearns, Robert Stearns and Debra Marinelli, and Paul and Denise Stearns; her grandchildren Amanda Stearns, Robert and Kyla Stearns, Michael Richard Stearns, Dr. Robert Paul Stearns, Meredith Marie Mayo, Mallory Boyle, Emily Stearns, and Mathew Stearns; and great-grandchildren Hunter and Callen Stearns; as well as siblings Nancy Kiley and Charles Cassidy.

Once the threat of COVID subsides, the family will gather friends and family at a celebration of life service.

In lieu of flowers, please consider an act of kindness to someone in need and think of Peggy.

Or you can send donations to the Norwell VNA, located at 120 Longwood Drive in Norwell, MA (02061) or St. Paul’s Church at 147 North Street, Hingham.

Arrangements were completed by the Keohane Funeral Home; see for directions and online condolences.

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