February 25, 2021

Margaret Ann Cary (nee:  Doherty)


Margaret Ann Cary (nee:  Doherty), 95 passed away on January 11, 2021 at her daughter’s home on Center Street, Rangeley, Maine, with family at her side.

 Margaret (‘Marge’) was the wife of Harry W. Cary, Jr. for 71 years and was the daughter of Edward L. Doherty and Margaret G. Doherty of Warren, RI.  She was born on February 9, 1925 in Providence, residing in Warren until her marriage in February 1945.  She was predeceased by her husband, Harry.  

She resided in marriage in:  Valdosta (GA) and Madison (Wisconsin) for a short time while her husband was serving in the US Army Air Force during WWII, before returning to Rhode Island.  After having her first child, they lived in Conimicut (Warwick), RI, for about 2 years before moving to Riverside, RI, where she lived for many years.

She is survived by her children:  Harry W. Cary, III of Riverside, RI and Rangeley, ME, Diane M. Machado of Riverside, RI; Paul E. Cary of Cranston, RI and Rangeley, ME and Jeannine M. Sahagen of Rangeley, ME.

She and her husband traveled extensively in North America in their motor home.  She also traveled to her ancestral home in Ireland and to Holland and Belgium.  Winters in later years were spent in Venice, FL, while they lived in Rangeley Spring, Summer and Fall. 

She was an avid knitter, always keeping family members in warm wool sox, mittens, and hats.  She had a tremendous memory and the Irish gift of gab.  She worked for years at Waters Elementary School in Riverside for the East Providence school department.

A great joy in Marge’s life was visiting with her children and especially her 9 grandchildren, and her 15 great grandchildren. 

 A private mass and burial to be held in Rangeley Maine.


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