OBITUARY

Margaret Macy

January 24, 1916May 12, 2018
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Margaret (Cetola) Macy, age 102, of Fall River, passed away peacefully Saturday, May 12, 2018. She was the wife of the late Irving Macy.

Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Pelligrino and Assunta (Siravo) Cetola, she was a lifelong resident of the city.

Known for her hospitality and vibrant personality, she was an excellent and avid Italian cook, a loving spouse, a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She worked as a hairdresser for many years at the Cherry and Webb Beauty Salon and later taught cosmetology at the Fall River Beauty Academy. She volunteered at the Charlton Memorial Hospital Gift Shop for over fifty years and was a member of the Charlton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

She enjoyed time with her family, Baker’s Beach and vacations in Captiva Island, Florida.

She is survived by two sons, Judge Joseph I. Macy and his wife Paula of Fall River, Michael J. Macy and his wife Diane of Swansea; three grandchildren, Peter J. and Stephanie J. Macy both of New York, NY, Joshua I. Macy; two great-grandchildren, Matthew T. and Theodore F. Macy; two sisters, Lucille Lawlor and Dori Andrews; one brother, Joseph Cetola all of Swansea and several nieces and nephews. She was the grandmother of the late Matthew J. Macy and sister of the late Edith Farnham, Carmella Banks and Louisa M. Chamberlain.

Her Funeral will be held on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 9:00AM from the Waring-Sullivan Home at Cherry Place, 178 Winter St., Fall River, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00AM in Holy Name Church, 709 Hanover St., Fall River. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Monday from 4:00 to 8:00PM. Flowers welcome or contributions in her honor may be made to the Matthew J. Macy Scholarship Fund, c/o UMASS Dartmouth, 285 Old Westport Rd., Dartmouth, MA 02747. Entombment in Notre Dame Mausoleum and Cemetery, Fall River.

  • FAMILY

  • The late Pelligrino Cetola, Father
  • The late Assunta (Siravo) Cetola, Mother
  • Judge Joseph I. Macy and his wife Paula, Son
  • Michael J. Macy and his wife Diane, Son
  • Peter J. Macy, Grandson
  • Stephanie J. Macy, Granddaughter
  • Joshua I. Macy, Grandson
  • Matthew T. Macy, Great Grandson
  • Theodore F. Macy, Great Grandson
  • Lucille Lawlor, Sister
  • Dori Andrews, Sister
  • Joseph Cetola, Brother
  • She was also survived by several nieces and nephews. She was the grandmother of the late Matthew J. Macy and sister of the late Edith Farnham, Carmella Banks and Louisa M. Chamberlain.
  • DONATIONS

  • Matthew J. Macy Scholarship Fund

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Monday, May 14, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, May 15, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, May 15, 2018

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Entombment
REMEMBERING

Margaret Macy

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Jeannine Ruggiero jeanrug@comcast.net

May 17, 2018

Tony and I want to offer our condolences to Mike,Diane, Josh and family and Joe, Paula and family. I was always very fond of Margaret and admired her strength and strong will. She was a beautiful lady who loved her family. She will not be forgotten. R.I.P. Margaret. You earned it. 💖
Love and prayers to the family.

Jim Rogers

May 14, 2018

Joe and family,
My sincere sympathy on the loss of your mom. I know how special she was to you and your good care of her needs allowed her to live a beautiful and full life. We were both fortunate to have our mothers live long lives, mine was 92. My prayers are with your family at this time.
Jim Rogers, Fall River

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Biography

Margaret (Cetola) Macy, age 102, of Fall River, passed away peacefully Saturday, May 12, 2018. She was the wife of the late Irving Macy.

Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Pelligrino and Assunta (Siravo) Cetola, she was a lifelong resident of the city.

Known for her hospitality and vibrant personality, she was an excellent and avid Italian cook, a loving spouse, a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She worked as a hairdresser for many years at the Cherry and Webb Beauty Salon and later taught cosmetology at the Fall River Beauty Academy. She volunteered at the Charlton Memorial Hospital Gift Shop for over fifty years and was a member of the Charlton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

She enjoyed time with her family, Baker’s Beach and vacations in Captiva Island, Florida.

She is survived by two sons, Judge Joseph I. Macy and his wife Paula of Fall River, Michael J. Macy and his wife Diane of Swansea; three grandchildren, Peter J. and Stephanie J. Macy both of New York, NY, Joshua I. Macy; two great-grandchildren, Matthew T. and Theodore F. Macy; two sisters, Lucille Lawlor and Dori Andrews; one brother, Joseph Cetola all of Swansea and several nieces and nephews. She was the grandmother of the late Matthew J. Macy and sister of the late Edith Farnham, Carmella Banks and Louisa M. Chamberlain.

Her Funeral will be held on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 9:00AM from the Waring-Sullivan Home at Cherry Place, 178 Winter St., Fall River, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00AM in Holy Name Church, 709 Hanover St., Fall River. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Monday from 4:00 to 8:00PM. Flowers welcome or contributions in her honor may be made to the Matthew J. Macy Scholarship Fund, c/o UMASS Dartmouth, 285 Old Westport Rd., Dartmouth, MA 02747. Entombment in Notre Dame Mausoleum and Cemetery, Fall River.