Margaret Mary Putkonen, age 87, and long-time resident of Abington, passed away peacefully August 25, 2019. Margaret (Peg) was born in Secane Pennsylvania and was a proud graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. She had a lifetime calling as an elementary school educator that included service to Sacred Heart in Groton CT and her many special years with Saint Bridget’s School in Abington. Peg is predeceased by her parents George A and Margaret V Effinger as well as her loving husband of 59 years Edwin A. Putkonen. She leaves behind her son Edwin G. Putkonen and daughter-in-law Stephanie of Loudon, Tennessee., her son Brain C. Putkonen and daughter-in-law Linda of South Windsor, Connecticut, and her grandson Kevin Putkonen, also of South Windsor, Ct. Peg also wanted to note her love for her many wonderful cousins, special friend Rev. Louis R. Palmieri, and her extended Tennessee family - Chris, Leigh Ann, Tommy and Maddy (Baldwin) Bright. The family would like to thank the staff of Saint Joseph Manor Health Care in Brockton as well as the special friends who provided her with much joy during their visits there. Peg will be dearly missed. Visitation will be held at the Quealy & Son Funeral Home 116 Adams Street, Abington on Tuesday September 3 from 9am to 10:30am, followed by a mass in St. Bridget Church, Abington at 11am. Interment will follow at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Saint Joseph’s Indian School https://www.stjo.org/help-native-americans/ or your local Pet/Animal shelters.
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