Margaret Ann Hawksworth
January 9, 1940 – September 19, 2021
Margaret (Maggie) Ann Hawksworth, 81, resident of
Kennebunk, ME, passed away on September 19, 2021.
She was born and raised in Concord, MA. She was
the daughter of Joseph and Gertrude (Mara) McKenna.
Margaret moved to New Hampshire and started a
family. A few years later she decided to relocate the family
to Newport, VT. Once settled in Vermont, Maggie
earned ar Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice
from Lyndon State College. Maggie then began working
for the Department of Corrections in Newport, VT
and continued her work with the department for over
20 years, retiring as the District Director of Newport
Probation and Parole.
Maggie was very passionate about Restorative Justice
and was one of the pioneers that started the program in
Vermont. There is a plaque at the courthouse in Newport
that is dedicated to Maggie for all of her work and
support for the program.
In 2019, Maggie moved to Maine to be closer to
family. Over the past few years, she enjoyed spending
time during the summer months in Wells, ME where she
made several friends.
Maggie was an extremely talented quilter, knitter and
embroiderer. She enjoyed her group of quilting friends
and was always making beautiful items for family and
She was an avid fan of NASCAR, college football and
New England Patriots.
Maggie was predeceased by her husbands Leonard
Cullinane and James Hawksworth, her sisters, Gertrude
(Aunt Sis) McKenna and Maureen Forester, her brother,
Leo McKenna, sister-in-laws, Martha McKenna and
Phyllis McKenna, her daughter, Ginger Hawksworth
and her grandsons, Bretton Hawksworth and Bryan
Family members include her daughter Laura Deuso,
her son and his partner, Peter Cullinane and Kerry
Kincaid, her son, Paul Cullinane, her son and his wife,
Michael and Sue Cullinane, her daughter and husband,
Shari and Sean Ryan, her son James Hawksworth and
his partner Stacie Dion Beauchemin and her son and his
partner, Kyle Hawksworth and Maggie Corkins.
Maggie also leaves behind her sister-in-law Christine
McKenna, her brother, James McKenna, her brother and
his wife Joseph and Dorothy McKenna, brother-in-law
Ken Forrester along with several grandchildren, nieces
Maggie's beloved, longtime companion, a chihuahua
named Phoebe, was by Maggie's side for many years up
until her passing. Phoebe will be well cared for by the
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, October
16, 2021, at 10:00 am, Lake Road Cemetery, Newport,
A reception will follow at the Le Belvedere, 100 Main
St., Newport, VT from 11:00 – 2:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may
be made to Orleans County of Restorative Justice, 79
Coventry St., Suite 4A & 4B, Newport, VT 05855.
Published by Newport Daily Express from Oct. 4 to Oct. 5, 2021.