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Margaret E. Shallow
Formerly of Tewksbury; 90

DAVENPORT, FL -- Mrs. Margaret E. (Sweeney) (Poverchuk) Shallow, age 90, died peacefully on the evening of New Year's Day, January 1, at her home in the care of Hospice, with her beloved husband, Austin R. Shallow, at her bedside.

She was born in Somerville, December 20, 1923, one of two daughters of the late Patrick and Mary (Hayes) Sweeney. She married John Poverchuk, and moved to Tewksbury to raise her family. Years after the death of Mr. Poverchuk, she remarried Austin Swallow, and retired to New Hampshire, and eventually, Davenport, Florida.

She worked as a secretary at the Assumption Life Insurance, and in her Florida years worked as a Cast Member and Attraction Hostess at Disney Hollywood Studio and Walt Disney World.

Besides her husband, she leaves eight children, Margaret Poverchuk of Lowell, MA, Denise Gizzi and her husband, Robert of Billerica, MA, Diane D'Elia and her husband, Thomas of Burke, VA, Linda Poverchuk of Massachusetts, John Poverchuk and his wife, Sue of Medford, MA, Andrew Poverchuk of Clermont, FL, Scott Poverchuk of Danville, NH, Robert Shallow of Salem, NH and FL; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her son, Joseph Poverchuk;, and her sister. Betty Dowd, formerly of Milton, MA.

SHALLOW -- formerly of Tewksbury, Jan. 1, Mrs. Margaret E. (Sweeney)(Poverchuk) Shallow, age 90. Relatives and friends will be received Sunday, April 13, from 2:00 until 3:45 p.m. in the Tewksbury Funeral Home, corner of 1 Dewey and 975 Main Sts. (Rte. 38) TEWKSBURY CENTER, ph. (800 in MA or 978) 851-2950. A Memorial Prayer Service will follow on Sunday at 4:00 p.m. in the Funeral Home. Visit www.tewksburyfuneralhome.com
Published in Lowell Sun on Apr. 11, 2014
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