, Salem, MA

May 21, 2013

Margaret Ames, 78

Lynn, MA — Margaret R. (Seward) Ames, age 78, of Lynn, died Saturday, May 18, 2013, in a local nursing home after a lengthy illness. She was the daughter of the late Michael and Gertrude (Powers) Seward.

Born and raised in Lynn. Margaret lived most of her life in Lynn before moving to Peabody in 2002. A graduate of Lynn Classical High School, Class of 1953, she also attended Burdett Junior College and Marion Court. She worked as a bookkeeper for Premier Shoe Goods for 15 years and later in human resources for 26 years at Union Hospital until her retirement in 2000. She was a volunteer at Union Hospital, an active communicant of Sacred Heart Parish, where she was involved in CCD, CYO, the parish council and Bingo. She was also active with St. Mary’s High School, Pop Warner where she was a coach, and cheerleading coach and played for the Caggiano softball and baseball teams. She was a lifelong Red Sox fan and a lunch aid at the Drewicz School.

Margaret is survived by her daughter, Lisa Sylvester, and her husband, Charlie, of Peabody; three grandchildren, Thomas, Daniel and Bethany; her sister, Frances Breueu, and her husband, Robert, of Duxbury; and many wonderful nieces and nephews.

She was the sister of the late Kay Wheeler, Theresa Poither, Mary Legault and Pat Seward.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral will be held in the Solimine, Landergan & Richardson Funeral Home, 426 Broadway (Route 129), Lynn, on Thursday at 11 a.m. Visiting hours will be Wednesday 4 to 8 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Scleroderma Foundation, 300 Rosewood Dr., Unit 105, Danvers, MA 01923. Directions and guest book at