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Margaret Helen Dennis

It is with great sadness that we announce Margaret Helen Dennis, beloved daughter, sister, aunt & friend, died peacefully at home on November 26, 2020.

Margaret was a proud graduate of Our Lady of the Assumption School, Lynnfield, Peabody Veterans’ Memorial High School and Salem State University. Margaret was employed as a special education paraprofessional at Hood School in Lynn, where she was adored by her students and fellow teachers. Margaret enjoyed the finer things in life; art, music, travel, food, shopping and family and always appreciated a good joke, where her laughter would light up a room and travel for miles. Margaret loved spending time outdoors, she especially loved the North Shore beaches from Lynn Shore Drive to Marblehead Neck and up to the Maine coastline. She also loved the mountains of North Conway, Cape Cod and traveling the world! She loved to shop and always chose the perfect gift and even made the thousands of trips to CVS for her mother and father seem special. She had countless friends that she went to many concerts, dinners, walks in Lynn Woods and trips with. She was an avid gardener and most recently became chef extraordinaire for her parents, which as everything else, she excelled. She adored her family time and especially loved her nieces and nephews. She’s forever in our hearts, she is irreplaceable.

Margaret is survived by her loving parents William A. and Jean S. (Callahan) Dennis of Swampscott, siblings Catherine J. and Jack E. Glencross of Lynnfield, Mary L. Anderson and her late husband Phil of Lynnfield, William A. Dennis Jr. of North Conway, NH, Carolyn A. and Michael J. Gallagher of Topsfield, James P. Dennis and Brenda A. Supino of Swampscott, her beloved nieces and nephews; Erin and Brian, John, Kristin and Nick, Philip and Ashley, Mickey, Ally, Julie, Tara, Patrick, Anna and Amanda, surviving fiancé of Margaret’s beloved pre-deceased nephew, Dean Michael Dennis.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, A Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated privately in St. Pius V Church in Lynn.

In lieu of flowers, please send gifts to a fund set up in Margaret’s name to help support the students who loved Margaret’s smile and laugh and her special way of making learning fun in such a positive way. Make checks payable to Margaret Dennis Hood School Fund c/o Bill and Jean Dennis, 73 Monument Ave., Swampscott, MA 01907.


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  1. Anna Williams
    Dec 31 2020

    My sympathies to Margaret’s family. I worked with her at the Hood school where she will be missed. I will always remember her smile and will miss chatting with her . My condolences.

  2. Jillian Harris
    Dec 17 2020

    We are so very sorry and sad to hear of Margaret’s passing. She was a bright and shining light and the life of every party! She will be so missed. Keeping you all in our love and prayers! <3 Jill, Craig, Ella and Ava

  3. Rachel (Cameron) Grigway
    Dec 8 2020

    Dear Dennis Family,
    We are so sad to hear of Margaret’s passing. Such a shock and a huge loss for her family and friends. To know Margaret was to love her. She could light up a room with that smile, big personality and her contagious laugh.
    I’m thankful for the many years of memories I shared with Margaret. Without a doubt she is making friends and cracking jokes in Heaven. She will be missed dearly. Sending lots of love and prayers to her entire family during
    this terribly difficult time.
    Rip Margaret ❤️
    Love,
    Rachel and Mark Grigway

  4. Maureen Shultz (Gilhooley )
    Dec 8 2020

    I am so very sorry to hear this sad news , we loved Margaret she was the funniest person we had the pleasure of knowing -we had the best times with her at Beaches in Nahant -she always made us laugh everytime we were in her company.the world will not be as bright without her . May you continue to make everyone laugh in Heaven our old friend. We will keep you in our thoughts xoxo
    Maureen & Michael Shultz

  5. Marguerite Bova
    Dec 7 2020

    Jim and Family,
    So saddened to hear of your sister’s passing. God be with her and with you all. Our prayers are with you. ❤️ Margi and Steve

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