Margaret A. (Connolly) Melody, 81, passed away Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. Preceded in death by her husband, Paul J. Melody Sr., her sons, Paul and Jack Melody, and siblings, John, Mary "Mimi" and Francis Connolly, she was the dearest and most beloved mother and grandmother. Peggy above all else cherished her family. She is survived by her children, Maureen Connors of Milton, Jim Melody of Weymouth, Kate Tempesta of Halifax, Suzanne Dakin of Halifax, Jennifer Geraghty of Norwell, daughter-in-law, Sandy Melody of Berkley; and beloved niece, Mary Kate D'Souza of Weymouth. Peggy was born Aug. 30, 1931, to the late Michael and Catherine (Hernon) Connolly and grew up on Moseley Street in Dorchester. Peggy was a gentle, loving woman of great faith and a devoted member of the Immaculate Conception parish community. She volunteered her time to the Weymouth Food Pantry. A self-proclaimed "fashionista", Peggy loved to shop, her favorite place to be was by the ocean. She had a song for every occasion and a smile that warmed all she encountered. A celebration of Peggy's life will be held Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 10:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, East Weymouth. Visiting hours in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home, 809 Main St. (Rte. 18 opp. So. Shore Hospital), South Weymouth, Tuesday, Aug. 20, from 4-8 p.m. Burial will follow at Fairmount Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Weymouth Food Pantry, 1189 Commercial St., Weymouth, MA 02189. See www.Keohane.com
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