, Salem, MA

July 8, 2013

Margaret Dennehy, 93

Peabody — Margaret (McManus) Dennehy, 93, of Peabody, wife of the late Cornelius Dennehy, died on Saturday, July 6, 2103, with her family by her side at the Ledgewood Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Beverly.

Mrs. Dennehy was born in Dover, N.H., on September 14, 1919, and was the daughter of Frank and Bridget (Murray) McManus. She was raised and educated in Dover. Following her marriage in 1939, she resided in Medford for most of her life before moving to Peabody in 1988.

Margaret was employed for many years as a cook at Massachusetts General Hospital until her retirement. She was a loving mother who devoted her life to creating a home for her family, and later was so proud of her granddaughter, Christina’s accomplishments. As hobbies, Margaret loved to care for her vegetable and flower garden.

Margaret is survived by her son, James Dennehy and his wife, Elena, of Peabody; her daughter, Maureen Dennehy–Tomaselli and her husband, Anthony Tomaselli of Orlando, Fla.; a granddaughter, Christina Dennehy of Peabody; a sister, Katherine McManus of Dover, N.H.; and many nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by her brothers and sisters.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her Celebration of Life service will be held on Wednesday, July 10, at 11:30 a.m., in the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited and may pay their respects on Wednesday, prior to the service, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Burial will be held at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Please visit for directions, online obituary and memorial guest book.