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Margaret “Peg” Mary King, 90, a longtime resident of Wenham, Mass., died April 3, 2017. Peg was born in Boston, Mass., on July 21, 1926, the daughter of the late Peter and Mary Bergin McHugh. She was the wife of the late Frederick J. King, with whom she shared 58 years of marriage.
Peg graduated from Notre Dame High School in Cambridge, Mass., and St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Nursing School in Brighton, Mass., in 1947. She also graduated from the University of Pennsylvania post graduate course in operating room technique and management. She then became a Registered Nurse at St. Elizabeth’s for 10 years. She returned to nursing in the 1980s by becoming the Health Care Coordinator at North Shore Community College in Beverly, Mass.
Peg was an active member of the Hamilton and Wenham community. She was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Hamilton for over 50 years, which included five years of teaching CCD and eight years of being an Extraordinary Minister. She was a long standing member of the Hamilton-Wenham Garden club and a regular contributor to the Topsfield Fair exhibition. She enjoyed playing bridge and golf with friends in the area for many years, but admitted that she was not particularly good at either.
Peg is survived by her sister, Eileen McHugh of Boston; and three sons, David, his wife, Kathleen and their sons, Daniel and Adam of Columbia, Conn.; Frederick, his wife, Andrea and their son, Matthew of Encinitas, Calif.; and Christopher of Wenham, Mass. She was predeceased by her brothers, Peter McHugh and John McHugh.
Her funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Church of St. Paul, 50 Union Street, Hamilton, Saturday, April 8, 2017, at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA 01915, Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. Burial in the Hamilton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions in her memory to either St. Paul’s, Hamilton, MA or Doctors Without Borders, P.O. Box 5030, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5030. Information, directions, condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.
Published on  April 5, 2017
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