Margaret A. Shellenberger
Margaret A. (Hicks) Shellenberger, loving wife, mother, and
nana, passed away on Wed, October 7th , after a lengthy
illness. Peggy was born in Malden in 1952, the daughter of
Alfred and Margaret Hicks. She was raised in Malden and
graduated with the Class of 1970. After high school, she married
Richard Keys and had their two daughters, Heather and Rachel. In
2000 Peggy married Jeffrey Shellenberger and the two shared 20
years of joyful marriage together.
Peggy worked for many years within the banking industry. She was
also a dog lover and an avid reader. She loved to pass time
watching Hallmark movies or her favorite “Days of Our Lives.”
For her, the most special time of year was Christmas. She hosted
“Christmas in July” as an excuse to have family over to
celebrate, cooking full Turkey dinners on a 95 degree day! Peggy
also knew Christmas as a time of giving, working tirelessly for
years to assist families working with DCF, getting the entire
community involved with collecting children’s presents and
She is survived by her husband, Jeffrey P. Shellenberger, her
daughters, Heather Campanella of Wilmington and Rachel Vitale of
N. Reading, her siblings, Dorothy Hines of W. Roxbury, Elizabeth
Taylor of VT , Douglas Hicks of NH, Paul Hicks of NH, Ann
Garofalo of N. Reading, John Hicks of Weymouth, and Jean
Corcoran of Peabody, her grandchildren Anthony, Christopher,
Emily, Samuel, and Tyler, as well as many nieces, nephews, and
Margaret was preceded in death by her brother, William Hicks.
Visitation for Margaret will be held on Wednesday, October 14th
, at the Weir-MacCuish Funeral Home, 144 Salem St, Malden, from
4 – 8 PM. Procession will form at the funeral home on Thursday,
October 15th , at 10 AM for a graveside service in Holy Cross
Cemetery, Malden, at 11 AM.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Margaret's memory may be made
to Voices of Hope, Boston.