Margaret Elizabeth Corbett departed this world on November 10, 2018 at Apple Cooney Care Home where she had resided since November 2017. Margaret was born on December 5, 1922 in Revere, Massachusetts as the third child of Daniel and Mary Murray. Margaret was raised in the family home on Harrington Street with her seven brothers and sisters and attended Immaculate Conception High School. Her parents and brothers Jim, John, Frank and Bill Murray preceded her in death. Her eldest sister Ellen Lovaglio and youngest sister Betty Spezzaferri also preceded her in death.
During World War II Margaret met her soul mate and best friend Thomas Francis Corbett. Margaret and Tom were married on February 16, 1947 in Revere, Massachusetts. A year later their first child James joined them and three years later they added their son Thomas to the family.
During the early 1950’s the family resided in Revere, Massachusetts eventually settling in the Maplewood section of Malden, Massachusetts where their family home would remain until Margaret’s relocation to Helena, Montana in November 1988.
During the majority of her life, Margaret was employed in the retail sales and clerical support areas. She was very active in community activities including Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Parent Teacher Association and Catholic Daughters. Following her relocation to Helena, Margaret was an active member of the Fortnightly Club and the Red Hat Society.
During the 1990’s her brother John Murray whom she travelled and resided with until his death in May 2012 joined her in her Helena home. During those years Margaret and John travelled throughout various locations in the Northwest and Canada, while enjoying the winter months in their alternative residence located in Mesa, Arizona.
Throughout her life Margaret shared numerous long-term friendships. She treasured her friendships and believed that no one ever needed to be a stranger. Margaret also was the consummate hostess having entertained hundreds of persons in her home throughout her life.
Margaret loved all people, saw the good in all of those with whom she came in contact, believed in the power of forgiveness, and was devout in her Catholic Faith.
Her son Jim and wife Janet Corbett of Coronado, California, son Tom and wife Maggi Corbett of Helena, Montana, survive Margaret. Margaret particularly loved and cared for her surviving grandchildren and their families: Alexandra Corbett of Missoula, Chris/Erin Kosena and their daughter Nora of Missoula, Montana and Marcus/Hsiang-Yi Lin Kosena and their daughter Maya of San Francisco, California. She also shared a close and loving relationship with her remaining younger sister, Marie Mc Dermott of Stoneham, Massachusetts, brother-in-law Thomas Lovaglio of Revere, Massachusetts; as well as numerous nephews, nieces, grand nephews and nieces throughout the United States.
The family would like to extend its gratitude to the staff of Apple Cooney, the staff of the Legacy, Dr. Diane Nowak, Dr. V. Lee Harrison, and Dr. Richard Paustian and their staffs. Additionally, the family would like to thank special friends, Mary Kerins, Dolly Gilbert, Amy Herrington, Jean and Doug Matthies, Lynn Maierle and Joe Petkewich, for their care and kindness to Margaret.
A celebration on Margaret’s life will be held at a date that will be announced in the future. To offer condolences, please visit www.aswfuneralhome.com.