Weir Mac Cuish Family Funeral Home

144 Salem Street, Malden, MA 02148

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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 holiday meals.

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 in-laws.

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.

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