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NAHANT - Margaret M. "Peg" (Reidy) Forrest, age 95, died Sunday, January 28, 2018 in Nahant. She was the wife of the late Richard L. Forrest.
Born and raised in Elmira, NY, she was the daughter of the late Elizabeth (Denny) and Bernard Reidy, Sr. She had lived in Nahant for the greater part of her life.
Peg enjoyed gardening and was a lifetime member of the Nahant Garden Club. She loved birds and enjoyed shopping and going to lunch with her grandchildren. Her favorite pastime was sitting on her front porch watching the ocean.
She is survived by her daughter; Deborah Forrest of Manchester, NH; her son, Hugh Forrest and his wife, Dawn of Salem; her grandchildren, Eric Cullen and his wife Monika of Conway, N.H., Tammie King of Danvers, Derek Forrest and his wife Colleen of Reading, Craig Forrest and his wife Amanda of Barrington, N.H., Heather Forrest of Salem, and Daniel Forrest and his wife Lyndsay of Stratford, Conn.; her great-grandchildren; Alex Cullen and his wife, Kathryn, Patrick Cullen, and Tyler, Matthew, Jared and Ashley King; her daughter-in-law; Karen Forrest of Shelton, Ct. as well as her nephew; Thomas Reidy and his wife Rosemarie of Rochester, NY. She was the mother of the late Richard L. Forrest, Jr. and Walter "Butch" Forrest, grandmother of the late Nicholas Forrest, and sister of the late Bernard Reidy, Jr. and his late wife, Betty.
Her memorial Mass will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Nahant. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Jesmond Nursing Home Resident Council Fund, 271 Nahant Rd., Nahant, MA 01908. Arrangements by the Solimine Funeral Home, Lynn. Directions and guestbook at www.solimine.com.
Published on January 31, 2018
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