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Margaret E. Franco

August 23, 1923 - August 15, 2017


   Margaret E. (Giardello) Franco passed on at the Glen Ridge Nursing Care Center in Medford after a short illness, she was 93. Born in Everett, she was one of six children born to Joseph & Carmella (Perriello) Giardello. She was raised and educated in Everett. She was a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1941.

   After her schooling, Margaret took employment with a local law firm as a legal secretary. Margaret would later marry the love of her life, Charlie Franco. The couple were married in St. Anthony’s Church, Everett, on May 18, 1952. They lived for a few years in Everett, but later settled in Malden and started a family. They spent over 60 years together until Charlie’s sudden passing on February 9, 2013.  

   Margaret worked as a substitute teacher and later as a cafeteria worker in Malden. She was a longtime member of the Mothers Club of St. Joseph’s Church. She had a love for traveling with Charlie and her family. They enjoyed many trips to Cape Cod, Europe, Hawaii and Canada.  She enjoyed sewing, knitting, painting and working her garden in the backyard. She was known as a great cook and loved baking for her family. She enjoyed spending time with her relatives and friends but really enjoyed her cherished grandchildren. Along with her husband Charlie, she enjoyed all the Boston Sports teams.    

   Margaret is survived by her children, Joanne M. Franco, Susan P. Gugliotti and husband John J. and Charles J. Franco all of Malden.  Cherished grandmother of John Gugliotti and his wife Liz & Christopher Gugliotti all of Billerica and Michael Gugliotti of Malden. She was the loving sister of Gloria Keane & Doris Giardello both of Everett. She is also survived by many wonderful nieces and nephews

   She was predeceased by her loving husband Charlie S. Franco, her sister’s Josephine DiFranza, Mildred Perriello, Mary Giardello.

   Margaret’s funeral will be held from the Weir-Mac Cuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem St., Malden on Friday, August 18, 2017, at 8 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph’s Church, 770 Salem St., Malden, at 9AM. Interment will follow in the Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, August 17, 2017, from 4-8PM.

   In lieu of flowers contributions in Margret’s memory may be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


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