Margaret McPartlan, 78, of Groton, MA passed away suddenly on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at Leominster Hospital. Margaret was born in Westford, MA on February 24, 1933, daughter of the late Clorinda (Andrews) O’ Brien and Jeremiah O’Brien.
Margaret is survived by longtime companion John R. Dupre, of Lunenburg MA, where she resided for the last 17 years. She is survived by four children; two daughters, Elaine M. McPartlan, and Linda A. Truax and husband Theron of Groton; and two sons, John F. McPartlan and his wife Donna, of Tyngsboro, and Steven W. McPartlan of Groton. She was the loving grandmother of seven grandchildren: Terry â€œ TJâ€ Truax and fiancÃ© Katelyn Nelson, Hilary and James Lawrence, Harley Truax, Justine and John McPartlan, and Hunter Truax; and by several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a brother and sister, Mary (O’Brien) Duprey and William F. O’Brien. She was predeceased by her first husband, Harry Lawrence, and oldest son Dale A. Lawrence; and her second husband, John M. McPartlan.
She was a graduate of the Pepperell High School class of 1951 and was an employee of the Bemis Bag Company for several years. Later, she drove a school bus for Buckingham Bus Service in Groton and was the office manager for Blood Farm in West Groton for more than 45 years. She was the president of the counsel for the handicapped, a member of the Sacred Heart Church, and the Groton Senior Center. Margaret enjoyed being a member of several clubs: Western Mass ATCA Truck Club; the East Coast Antique Tractor Club; the Historical Construction Association; Central Mass Steam, Gas, and Machine Association; Muster Field Farm Museum; and the Granite State Chapter ATCA.
Margaret also liked to travel to visit family in England and Greece. She traveled to Jerusalem, Hawaii, and Florida for vacations.
Margaret was truly loved and will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Visiting hours are Monday, February 27 from 5-8 p.m. at the Badger Funeral Home, 45 School Street, Groton. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 28, with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Pepperell.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Lunenburg Fire/ Rescue Fund at 655 Massachusetts Ave., Lunenburg, MA 01462.