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Margaret M. “Peggy” (White) Cafarelli

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Sunday, January 12th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE for Margaret M. “Peggy” (White) Cafarelli, who passed at her Revere residence, following a brief illness on Wednesday, evening, January 8th, in the presence of her God & her devoted family. Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home, on Monday, January 13th at 10:00 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, 487 Broadway, EVERETT at 11:00 a.m. & immediately followed by interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Born & raised in Everett, she was an alumna of Cheverus Catholic High School, Class of 1949. She continued her education at St. Margaret’s School of Nursing (an affiliate of St. Margaret’s Hospital) in Dorchester graduating in 1951. Her nursing career was primarily, spent at Grover Manor Hospital of Revere for several years, before serving at the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home (Quigley Hospital) of Chelsea, from where she retired.

She was the beloved wife of the late Revere Patrolman George F. Cafarelli, who passed on March 11, 2013, following their 50th wedding anniversary. Cherished mother of Former Revere Police Chief, Joseph A. Cafarelli & wife Lisa of Rowley, Laura M. Cafarelli of Revere & Revere Patrolman, John A. Cafarelli of Revere & his companion, Jennifer M. Boucher of Swampscott. Devoted grandmother of Alyssa M. & Grace M. Cafarelli, both of Marshfield, Olivia L. Cafarelli of Revere, Daniel A. Cafarelli & Sarah V. Cafarelli, both of Rowley. Dear sister of the late Mary J. Young, Thomas White, John White, Ann Lemieux & Claire Lenehan. Also lovingly survived by a large contingent of nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews. Further survived by her husband’s family, Anita Smith of Nahant, Rita Presley of Saugus, Lydia O’Connor of CA, Emily Warren & husband Edward “Ned” of Revere, Vienna Mooney & husband Samuel of Youngsville, NC & the late Antonio J. Cafarelli, Olga Cafarelli, Revere Police Sgt. Leonard Cafarelli, Yolanda Criscuoli, Mafalda Russomando & Anna Formica.


Visiting Hours

Sunday, January 12th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Monday, January 13th at 11:00 am in Immaculate Conception Church, 489 Broadway, EVERETT


Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923

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  1. Anna (Fitzgerald) Jenkins, Western Bay, Nl
    Jan 21 2020

    To Peggy’s children, so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. It was only a few days ago that we were speaking of her. It is very difficult losing a loved one especially your Mom. We have wonderful memories of your Nan, Mom, Dad & the rest of Mrs. White’s family visiting Western Bay. I never pass by the old house without looking at it & remembering all the good times. Cherish all the wonderful memories of your Mom. Thinking of you all.

  2. Lisa Galvin Stanton
    Jan 13 2020

    Dear Laura,

    I’m so very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing, I met her once w/ you a couple of years ago, and she seemed like an absolute Doll. I know how much she’ll be missed. Please know that I’m thinking of you. Your Dad was such a peach also ! I know your folks are together now, and looking out for you and your family. xo
    Much love, Lisa

  3. George Maglione
    Jan 12 2020

    My condolences to the Cafarelli family. May she R.I.P.

  4. Donna Holohan
    Jan 11 2020

    Dear Laura,

    I was so sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. Although I never met her I know that it takes a special person to be a good mother but an exceptionally special person to be a mother of a great child as I know you to be. There is a poem I really like called “The Dash.” You may be familiar with it but, if not, read it when you have a chance. When you think of your mother know that she lived her life with kindness, compassion, and, especially, with love and that these characteristics are just some of the ways she spent her dash.

    My sincere condolences to you and Olivia as well as the rest of your
    family. I hope they with provide you with the support that you’ll need throughout this difficult time in your life.I

    With sympathy,
    Donna Holohan

  5. Ida, Carol & Peter Cafarelli
    Jan 10 2020

    We are so sorry for your loss. You only get 1 mom in this world and you guys were very lucky with the mom you had. We will all miss her and our times together. Thinking and praying for you during this difficult time.

    Ida, carol & Peter

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