Margaret T. Riley

December 18, 1930May 13, 2018

Margaret “Peggy” Riley, of Marblehead, MA, died peacefully in her home surrounded by family members on May 13, 2018. Peggy was born in Beverly, MA in 1930 to the late Evelyn and John Davis. She attended St Mary’s High School in Beverly and Chandler School for Women in Boston before marrying Edward J. Riley Jr. in 1959.

Peggy dedicated her life to her family and friends. Peggy and Ed were longtime members of the Eastern Yacht Club and spent many summer weekends with family and friends boating in the local waters. During the winter months she enjoyed skiing in New England and was happy to have she spent her 70th birthday skiing in Vail Colorado with her family. She was also a member of the Marblehead Garden Club. Peggy is survived by her devoted husband of 59 years, Edward J. Riley Jr.; her daughter, Sally Riley of Marblehead; her daughter, Robin and husband George Jebrine of New York City; son, Edward J. Riley III and his wife Kirsten; and two granddaughters, Morgan and Emma of Darien, CT.

A funeral service will be held at the Eustis and Cornell Funeral Home, 142 Elm Street, Marblehead on Saturday, May 19 at 11AM. Burial to follow in Waterside Cemetery, Marblehead.


  • Funeral Service followed by burial in Waterside Cemetery. Saturday, May 19, 2018

Margaret T. Riley

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Robin Riley

January 2, 2019

January 2nd , 2019

A New Year & not a day goes by where we don't think about Mom - she is missed so much by so many - heaven's received a very special gift.......

RIP Mom - you're living in our hearts, always.

Robin Jebrine

October 13, 2018

My husband and I are visiting Marblehead this weekend - it’s not the same without Mom here. Her presence and smile are missed every day.....she’ll always be alive in our ❤️
Love you Mom xo

Robin Riley -Jebrine

May 25, 2018

Mom's beautiful white & blue Hydrangea's are planted in our CT. garden as of today - we're always thinking of you bug...xoxoxo

Carolyn "Sis" Davis Bresnahan

May 20, 2018

Dear family, Peggy and I were frist cousins. Her father and my father were brothers. Peggy and I spent many a happy hour with our God-mother Harriet Davis. In 1950 when I married Peg was one of my bridesmaids, the prettiest one. I have not seen Peg for many years but thought of her often. I know she will be dearly missed by all of you. Carolyn "Sis" (Davis) Bresnahan

Robin Riley

May 18, 2018

In memory of my beautiful loving Mother, who will be greatly missed by so many.

I'll always remember all the good times we had together & just how gracious, fun and supportive you were to us & all that were lucky enough to know you.

Mom, you are always near & living in our hearts. I love you so much.