Margaret M. Hawes

April 10, 1943April 30, 2021

Margaret M. Hawes, of Sherrills Ford, NC, died Friday, April 30, 2021. Born April 10, 1943 in Bridgeport, CT, she was the daughter of the late Madeline I. Bunce and Irving J. Stevens. A beloved daughter of her Heavenly Father, Maggie will be remembered for her beautiful smile and the warm hugs she gave everyone. She had a way of making all feel loved and important. She had a deep love for her family (especially her grandchildren!) and was famous for the best back-scratches on Earth. She loved ice cream cones, animals, reading, chickadees, and dancing. She will be truly and deeply missed. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Donald and James Stevens; her beloved aunt and uncle, Lorraine and Richard Morrisey; her much adored granddaughter, Hayden Griffith; and her son-in-law, Theodore Parr. Maggie is survived by her son Bruce A. Hawes (Jacqueline) of Beacon Falls, CT, daughter Lane Griffith (Dan) of Sherrills Ford, NC, and daughter Kimberly M. Parr of Savannah, GA. She also leaves 10 grandchildren: Corrine, Kodi, and Jacob Hawes; Chandler (Matthew DeStefano, fiancé), Jonah (Alexis), Samuel, and Noah Griffith; and Devin and Drew Parr; her brother John Stevens (Sue), extended family; and her many friends. A special thank you goes out to her cousin, Gail Benedetto of Milford, CT. Gail was a sister to Margaret and loved and supported her always. Services will be held on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 2:00pm at Sherrills Ford Presbyterian Church in Sherrills Ford, NC and also on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 11:00am at Riverside Community Church in Oxford, CT. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Catawba Humane Society, 3224 20th Ave. SE, Hickory, NC 28602, in her memory.


  • Humane Society of Catawba County


22 May

Celebration of Life

2:00 pm

Sherrills Ford Presbyterian Church

8491 Sherrills Ford Road
Sherrills Ford, NC 28673


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Kathy Ferguson

May 6, 2021

About 12 years ago, my mother met Maggie at an exercise facility on Highway 150. They became fast friends – sharing the fortune of being mothers and grandmothers, reminiscing about “the old days”, checking out the local yard/garage sales, and….going out to lunch! Maggie often picked up my mother for their “adventures”, so my father got the opportunity to meet Maggie as well. It wasn’t long before the three of them began enjoying good conversation and sharing their life experiences over many meals throughout the years. I was also blessed to have known Maggie. I admired her positive attitude and spunk! She will be missed in many ways. We are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences to her family and friends – Kathy Ferguson, Jim and Jackie Cox

Gail B

May 3, 2021

Dedicated to Margaret’s daughter Lane, who took such loving care of her mother (Margaret) for so many years in her home making Margaret so happy to be with her family. Margaret was fortunate to have such a kind thoughtful caring daughter (Lane) by her side. We extend our Deepest Sympathies to Lane, Dan, Jonah, Bish, Chandler, Matt, Sam and Noah. Also, Margaret’s other children and grandchildren, Bruce (Jacqui), Corrine, Cody, Jacob, Kim, Devin, Drew and Bruce Sr. May Margaret find peace and comfort with her beautiful granddaughter, Hayden.

Love you all,

Cousin Gail & Family

John Stevens

May 3, 2021

Words cannot express the sadness I feel on losing my beautiful sister. I will miss sharing memories and laughing about our many childhood antics. I am so glad we were able to reconnect in these past few years . You will always be in my heart forever .

Debbie Blackburn

May 3, 2021

Maggie always had a smile at our dances. She would always come up and hug me and Chit chat about what was going on. She loved coming to the dances. U could see it reflect in her face when she was there. She will be greatly missed. We at the club have lost a true friend. She will be greatly missed.

Liz Foote

May 3, 2021

Mrs. Hawes will forever be missed. She was one of my many moms growing up. We had a tight group of kids that I am blessed to be a part of. Always sweet, caring and loving. Dance with the angels and continue to spread the love my dear friend. Bruce and Jacqui, Lane and Dan and loving grandchildren Jonah,Chandler, Noah, Sam and angel Hayden. Kim and children may the love you have shared continue to guide you through. Love and prayers. Liz and Jane.

Gail Morrisey Benedetto

May 3, 2021

We still can’t believe you’re really gone. You touched so many lives. Always had a smile and gave the Best Hugs ever. Such a people person. You’d aways stop for complete strangers to chat with along the way. So much so, at times, we’d have to politely intervene and remind you we had to move on. Those who knew you, know exactly what I’m talking about. You didn’t care, you just loved people. I’ll miss all our car rides through Milford and beyond. Rest In Peace Mary Sunshine ☀️ As you would always say. We Love you, We Miss you 💗 Gail, Robert, Randy, Ryan, Lisa, Jeff & Baby Beau.

Dawn Shave

May 2, 2021

I am devastated to learn of Maggie's passing. My thoughts are with you all... Bruce, Jacqui, Lane, Dan, Kim and children. She loved you all so very much and you were always the topic of conversation when we talked. I haven't seen Maggie in quite a while, but every time we got back together, it was like we talked every day. I loved her so much. She was such a warm, special friend. My heart and prayers are with you all.

Catherine Hildreth

May 2, 2021

We’re saddened to hear of Margaret’s passing. I remember her as a beautiful, loving person who was a wonderful aunt to my children, Becky, Addie, and Heather. Our sympathies go to all of her family. Love, Aunt Kay.