Margaret E. "Peg" Markham

Margaret E. 'Peg' Markham
of Fitchburg; 87

FITCHBURG -- Margaret E. "Peg" (Grier) Markham, 87, of Fitchburg, passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in the Golden Living Center.

Peg was born in Fitchburg on September 17, 1926, a daughter of the late William and Margaret (Kilcoyne) Grier. She graduated from Saint Bernard's Central Catholic High School and in 1952, married Stephen Markham. Together they enjoyed traveling, both internationally to Bermuda and Ireland, and also to their beloved home on Cape Cod in Pocasset.

Peg loved cats, especially her pet Bridget; she was also a fan of the Red Sox and Patriots.

Peg was a longtime parishioner of Saint Bernard's Parish.

She leaves her sister, Dorothy Henault of Fitchburg; sister-in-law, Catherine Grier of Fitchburg; nieces and nephews, Gail Bubon of Fitchburg, Donna Durkee of Fitchburg, Lawrence Henault of Wilbraham, Karen Powers of Fitchburg, Maureen McSheehy of Fitchburg, and Kevin Grier of Fitchburg. She also leaves many great nieces and nephews.

Peg was predeceased by her husband of 48 years, Stephen Markham and also by her two brothers, William and Donald Grier, and her nephew, Thomas Grier.

Peg's family would like to extend their most sincere thanks to the Staff of the Golden Living Center, especially her friend, Becky.

MARKHAM -- A Funeral Service will be held in Brandon Funeral Home, 305 Wanoosnoc Rd., Fitchburg on Saturday, April 5, at 11:00 AM. Burial will be private at a later date. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers the family request that memorial contributions be made to , 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472.






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Thelma Silcox Sherwood
Lowell, MA native; 93

KENNEBUNK, Maine -- Thelma Silcox Sherwood, 93, of Kennebunk, died Monday morning, March 31, 2014, at her home.

She was born in Lowell, MA on October 2, 1920, the daughter of Samuel H. and Jane (Usher) Silcox. She grew up in Lowell, and over the years, lived in Pelham, NH, Dracut and Townsend, MA, before moving to Maine in 1992.

Thelma raised a family of four with her husband Joseph R. Sherwood, Sr. She was a proud homemaker enjoying the pleasures of both flower and vegetable gardening.

Thelma's spiritual walk found her active in many churches during her lifetime. She was a member of Pawtucket Congregational Church, where she taught Sunday School, and participated in several ministries. In Maine, she joined the congregation at Kennebunk Baptist Church, where she enjoyed the teachings and support of the Women's Ministry.

Family events were very special to her, in particular, the many lobster bakes at Cape Porpoise, and any family gatherings where she had a chance to be with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a son, Joseph R. Sherwood, Jr.

Survivors include two sons, Robert Sherwood and wife, Ann of Yorktown, VA, Russell Sherwood and wife, Diane of Mechanicsville, VA; her daughter, Louise Mooney and husband, Harold of Kennebunk, ME; her daughter-in-law, Joyce Sherwood Pike of Gaithersburg, MD; nine grandchildren, Jenna Mooney, Amy Lewellen, Gary Sherwood, Lisa McCoy, Andrew Sherwood, Stephen Sherwood, Allison Sherwood, Paul Sherwood, and Kari Wester; six great-grandchildren, Meryk and Noah Lewellen, Julia and Justin Sherwood, Caleb and Colton McCoy.

SHERWOOD -- At Thelma's request, services will be private. Should friends choose, memorial donations in her memory are encouraged to: Kennebunk Baptist Church, 77 Main Street, Kennebunk, ME 04043. www.bibberfuneral.com

Funeral Home

Brandon Funeral Home - Fitchburg
305 Wanoosnoc Rd.  Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 343-4444

Published in Sentinel & Enterprise on Apr. 3, 2014