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Margaret P. “Peggy” (Driscoll) O’Hara-Shanahan

Family and friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Monday, August 23rd from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., in the Vertuccio and Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) REVERE for Margaret P. “Peggy” (Driscoll) O’Hara – Shanahan, who died unexpectedly at her home on Monday, August 16th. Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Tuesday, August 24th at 10:00 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.) REVERE at 11:00 a.m., immediately followed with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Born in Chelsea, she was the daughter of the late John P. and Mary Driscoll.  Peggy was raised and educated in Revere and was an alumna of the Immaculate Conception High School, Class of 1954. She married & raised her children in Revere. She was the first female City Council Woman in Revere. She was sworn in place of her former husband Edward L. O’Hara. Her love for her daughters was unwavering, they are what always mattered the most and her grandchildren were the loves of her life. Peggy went to work for Fidelity Investments as a funds processing analyst for many years until she retired. She worked as a server at Maggio’s Restaurant in Revere for many years. Peggy’s personality made her everyone’s favorite server. She always made everyone feel special. Peggy had many interests and talents; one of course was her gift to decorate & redecorate a room or a home. A very talented seamstress, she could make anything, and she would share her creations with her family and friends. She had a deep love for the beach. She could often be found at Revere Beach with her dear friends, Cynthia and Maureen and the children in tow.  Although she loved to travel to the West Coast, her favorite place was being with her daughters.

Peggy is the loving and proud mother of Lynne A. Caramello & husband Ret. Revere Fire Lt. James V. Caramello of Revere, Erin M. DeNofrio and husband Michael DeNofrio of North Reading, Lauren A. O’Hara and Revere Police Captain Amy M. O’Hara and husband Frank Shea of Middleton. Cherished grandmother of Alexandra, Casey, Caitlyn, Mia, and Frankie. Dear sister of Paul J. Driscoll & wife Annette of Revere, the late John “Jack”, George “Gigi” and James Driscoll. She is lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews, as well as many friends & extended family. Late Member of the Immaculata Guild.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105-9959.


Visiting Hours

Monday, August 23rd from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Tuesday, August 24th at 11:00 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere


Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

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    Aug 22 2021

    Amy & Frank so sorry for your loss your have deepest sympathy

  2. Donald Zollo
    Aug 21 2021

    To Paul & Annette: I’m so sorry for your loss, please accept my heartfelt condolences. R.I.P. “Peggy.”

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