Margaret E. Kendrick

Margaret E. Kendrick, 82, of Weymouth, and formerly of Falmouth, passed away on January 25, 2020. She was the beloved wife of the late William C. Kendrick, Jr. Born in South Boston to the late Martin and Catherine Shaw. Devoted sister to the late Madeleine M. Sheehan of South Boston, and cherished Aunt to William Sheehan and his wife Laurel of Norfolk, Marie Cleary and her daughter Catie of Weymouth and Therese Shurtleff, her husband Jason and their children Jason and Robert of Holbrook.

Margaret attended the Gate of Heaven Grammar and High School graduating in the class of 1954. She later attended Regis College where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree.

After high school Margaret served the Catholic Church for many years as a Sister of Saint Joseph, where she taught grammar school and worked in several parishes in the Greater Boston area. Margaret went on to work at Saint Peter School in South Boston and Newton Catholic School in Newton as a lay teacher and finished her teaching career with the Falmouth Public School system. One of her greatest joys in life was working with children, she loved all of her students and was always proud when she read or heard about their accomplishments in life.

She was a past member of the Seacoast Shores Homeowners Association and the Falmouth Police/Seacoast Shores Neighborhood Watch. She was also a devoted member of Saint Anthony’s Catholic Church in East Falmouth. She was a Eucharistic Minister and volunteered in many other capacities such as knitting prayer shawls and serving food to the parishioners during Lenten prayer services. Margaret enjoyed crocheting, quilting, gardening, reading a good love story, spending time with friends, walking along the beautiful beaches in Falmouth and spoiling her dogs Mindy, Khukla and Rebel. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with the love of her life, Bill and her family.

Margaret is also survived by her sister-in-law Honorine Wallack (Kendrick) of Woodbridge, CT; her nieces Mary A. Smith and husband Arthur of Washington DC, and their children Alexis and Madeleine, Honorine M. G. Klinker of Utica, NY and her children Honorine and Grant, her nephews William C. Wallack of Washington DC, Robert L. Wallack of San Francisco, CA, and, Thomas P. Wallack of Brooklyn, NY and his late wife, Martha, and their children Chloe and Olivia.

Visiting hours be held from 9:00-9:45 a.m. on Friday, January 31, 2020 at the Hurley Funeral Home, 127 South Franklin St. (Rt. 37), Holbrook followed by a funeral Mass at St. Joseph’s Parish in Holbrook at 10am. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Burial will follow in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Massachusetts General Hospital – Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Attn: Shawn Fitzgibbons, 125 Nashua Street, Suite 5407, Boston, MA 02114.


First Name: MaryLou
Last Name: April
City: North Falmouth
State: MA
Country: USA
Entry Date: 01/29/2020

First Name: Karen
Last Name: Sheehan
City: Black River
State: NY
Country: USA
Entry Date: 01/29/2020

Dear Marie and Therese,
I have no words to express how I feel. Margaret was such a special friend to me when your Uncle and I moved to Mass. She and your Mom took me in and made me part of the sisterhood. We were so honored when she agreed to be Beth’s Godmother. Her prayers gave us much strength. I will be ever grateful for the small amount of time she and I had at your Mom’s reception. We talked and were able to discuss our pass friendship, your Mom, you, Therese, Bill and Beth all very clear and loving. Thank you for caring for her.

First Name: Deidre
Last Name: Noyes
City: Boston
State: MA
Entry Date: 01/29/2020

Sending prayers and condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. We are here if you need anything


First Name: Lois
Last Name: Connors
City: Brighton
State: MA
Country: Suffolk
Entry Date: 01/29/2020

Fond memories of Margie and Madeline growing up in South Boston, also attending Gate of Heaven School. R IP. Sister Lois Connors,CSJ

First Name: Debra
Last Name: McRoberts
City: Bourne
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 01/30/2020

I had taught with Margaret in Falmouth at the Morse Pond School. She was a wonderful educator and cared deeply for her students. Margaret was a kind and dedicated professional and friend. I think of her every spring when in my gardens. She got me started with hostas which she battled in her yard. She gave me some to start my garden and they have multiplied well and spread into my neighbors gardens as well. I was sorry to hear that she had quite a stuggle at the end. May she be in a kinder more peaceful place.

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