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Maggie M. (Sotuyo) Hartigan

Maggie M. (Sotuyo) Hartigan

Family & friends are invited to visit with the family on Thursday, January 10th, 2013 from 4 – 7 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, for Maggie M. (Sotuyo) Hartigan, who died on Thursday, January 3rd at the Kaplan Family Hospice House of Danvers, following a long illness, at 57 years.  Her funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, January 11th at 10:30 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church (corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.), Revere.  All are asked to report directly to Church.  Mrs. Hartigan was born in Brownsville, Texas, lived there most of her life & was a 1975 alumna of  Homer Hanna High School in Brownsville, TX.  She was a waitress for several area restaurants in Brownsville before coming to West Peabody 12 years ago.  For several years, she worked in the Peabody School system as a teacher’s aide before joining the security team at Logan Airport where she was employed as a TSA until her health began to fail.  Throughout her long & arduous illness, she never became negative nor did she lose her uncanny & immense sense of humor & wit.  She was an outstanding wife, mother, sister, daughter, niece, cousin, grandmother & colleague.  Her almost contagious laugh & hearty attitude will long be remembered by all.  She was an exceptionally enthusiastic cheerleader at her childrens’ sporting events.  She is the beloved wife of 22 years to Paul E. Hartigan.  She is the cherished Mother of: John Michael Mejorado of Brownsville, TX, Paul E. & Siobhan J. Hartigan both of Peabody.  She is the adored daughter of, Ester (Olvera) Sotuyo of Brownsville, TX & the late Gilbert Sotuyo.  She is the dear sister of, Gloria S. Flesner of Houston, TX, Gilbert Sotuyo, Jr. & his wife Terry, Rosy Johnson & her husband Robert, Joey Sotuyo & his wife Penny, Jimmy S. Sotuyo, Norma Salazar & her husband Jerry, all of Brownsville, TX, & the late Danny Sotuyo.  She is also lovingly survived by her grandson, Levi Mejorado, & many caring nieces & nephews, & the large extended Hartigan family of the North Shore & beyond.  Maggie was also the daughter-in-law of the late: Dr. William J. Hartigan & Marion P. (Brown) Hartigan.  Dr. Hartigan was the retired Assistant Postmaster General for the Bureau of Transportation & International Services, under JFK.  All of her family & most especially, her nieces & nephews, will hold her “in the palm of their hand,” for her dignity, strength, compassion & grace.The family acknowledges with grateful hearts the extraordinary care of  Dr. Alain Chaoui & Dr. Stephanie Moore as well as the entire staff of North Shore Hospice.  In lieu of flowers,remembrances may be made in Memory of Maggie Hartigan to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Central New England Chapter, 101 First Ave., Waltham, MA 02454.


Visiting Hours

Thursday, January 10th, 2013 from 4 – 7 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Friday, January 11th, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere.


Will be private.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Central New England Chapter, 101 First Ave., Waltham, MA 02454.

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  1. Luis & Diana Liendo
    Jan 9 2013

    Our deepest condolences to Paul and family .
    We were very sadden to hear of Maggie’s passing.
    We were Maggie’s neighbors here in Brownsville,Texas
    We will always remember Maggie’s humor and smile.
    Maggie may you Rest in Peace.

    Luis & Diana Liendo
    Brownsville, Texas

  2. Rosie Menchaca
    Jan 9 2013

    My deepest condolences Sotuyo and Hartigan Families. My prayers and thoughts will always be with you all. I knew my friend Maggie from Brownsville High School. I have very fond memories of her and some of the Sotuyo family. May God Bless you all and keep you in His loving arms. May He give you peace in your hearts at this time of sorrow. I never met Paul and her two children she had, but my heart goes out to them as well. May she Rest In Peace with Our Lord Jesus Christ….

  3. Linda, John, Madison and Jake Doherty
    Jan 8 2013

    We are all so sadden to hear of Maggie’s passing. Maggie was one of our favorite people in the neighborhood. It was always a pleasure to say the least to run into to her. I was always guaranteed a laugh. She wore her smile around the clock. Anyone who knew Maggie would say that she was a gift. Her positive energy, her beautiful smile, her contagious laugh and her incredible love for her family was just a few of the great things about Maggie. We are thinking of the Hartigan family and send our love and deepest sympathy to each of you. God truly has a special place for Maggie and know she is now a beautiful angel that will always watch over us. With love, The Doherty Family

  4. Eduardo Munoz
    Jan 8 2013

    We are very sorry for your loss. I hadn’t seen Maggie since I was in Brownsville and visited Sotuyo in the hospital before he passed. I know that it is very hard to say goodbye to our loved ones. I hope that time will be kind to us all. God bless Maggie. Rest in Peace.

  5. Olga Sotuyo Cruz
    Jan 8 2013

    On behalf of the Lupe Sotuyo family I would like to extend our condolences and pray for that the Gilberto Sotuyo family takes comfort in knowing that we are thinking of them.
    Maggie and I went out as teens when my family visited Brownsville from Edna. We had a blast! I will miss knowing that that angel is now home being embraced by our Father’s and God himself. Say hello to myDad Maggie. We love you! Rest In Peace!

  6. Norma Diaz
    Jan 8 2013

    My deepest condolences to Paul, Paulie & Sioban. Maggoe was my best friend since high school. My heart is aching that not only did I not have the opportunity to travel to Peabody when Maggie invited me so many times but that I couldn’t travel to be with her one last time. In a way this is a good thing because I will have nothing but happy memories of her in which we hung out, laughed and cried together. Most of all I will miss her loud laugh and all the extended conversations we had. I will never see my friend or hear her laugh again, but she will be forever in my heart. I have so many presents that Maggie gave me when she would come down to the Valley to visit that I will cherish forever. The one thing I will cherish the most is a plaque that she gave me which hangs in my dining room and says that the road we travel is a long one but what counts is the friends who travel them with you. Luv you forever, Maggie. Until we meet again!

  7. Lili Nezzer
    Jan 7 2013

    I am deeply sadden to hear of Maggie’s passing. I visited with her and her mom recently. She was in such great humor and spirits. I grew up with Maggie and her brother and sisters. We are all extremely sadden for the lost of such a wonderful person. May the Lord keep welcome her home with open arms and may he keep her family in his embrace during this difficult time.

    Lili Martinez- Nezzer
    Harlingen, TX

  8. Patricia Tamez Boudjellal
    Jan 7 2013

    We share comfort in knowing Maggie is no longer suffering. We send thoughts of sympathy and support to you as you begin your journey without her.

    My dear sweet cousin I am truly saddened to know you’ve gone on and I didn’t get a chance to see you once more. Love you and the family dearly.

  9. Linda Martinez Torres
    Jan 7 2013

    My deepest condolences to Paukl and the kid’s on Maggie’s passing. The Sotuyo and Martinez families grew up together. our dad’s worked in England together for several year’s. maggie was a good friend of mine more like sister’s because our families are so close. I heart is aching and in disbelieve that beautiful Maggie is gone. i regret not being about to go say hello the two months she was here with her mom. But I felt they needed that time together. She was to young to leave us, but God alway’s takes the good ones early. Maggie was a blessing to everyone that new her and now she is a blessing in heaven watching over her family and friend’s. I love you Maggie and will alway’s miss you but never forget you. you will alway’s be in my heart. Rest in Peace my sister rest in peace.

  10. Rhonda, Tony, Jonathan, Andrew Goldstone
    Jan 7 2013

    May you find comfort in knowing that you are thought of at this very sad time. We will always remember Maggie’s beautiful smile and wonderful laugh.

    With Love,
    Your neighbors, The Goldstones

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