Margaret F. Haley

September 25, 1931October 9, 2020

Portland- Margaret F. Haley, 89, passed away from a recent brief illness on October 9, 2020 in Portland. The daughter of William and Imelda (Tremblay) Gagnon she was born in Portland on September 25, 1931. A lifelong resident of Portland she attended Portland schools and graduated from Deering High School in 1948. After high school she earned a degree from Portland Junior College. She worked for the Maine Railroad and while there met Edward Haley whom she married on October 17, 1959. She became a full-time mother and homemaker raising her family in Bartley Gardens. She enjoyed the holidays and made every birthday and holiday extra special for her family. She was a very active member of St. Joseph’s Church, serving on the Parish Council, Lady’s Sodality, and was the chairperson of the annual Church Harvest Fair. She was a New England sport’s fan rooting for the Patriots, Celtics, and the Red Sox.

She was predeceased by her husband of 48 years Edward C. Haley in 2007. She was also predeceased by her brother Rudy Gagnon.

She is survived by her daughters Lynne Mooney and her husband Jim, and Karen Ray, and her husband Jamie, her grandchildren Alison Mooney, and Caroline and Matthew Ray, her brother William Gagnon and many nieces and nephews. Her family would also like to recognize her longtime supportive friend Eleanor Scanlon.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 1:00 PM at St. Joseph’s Church, 673 Stevens Ave. Portland. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Margaret’s name to Park Danforth, 777 Stevens Ave. Portland ME 04103.


  • William Gagnon, Father (deceased)
  • Imelda (Tremblay) Gagnon, Mother (deceased)
  • Edward C. Haley, Husband (deceased)
  • Lynne Mooney (Jim Mooney), Daughter
  • Karen Ray (Jamie Ray), Daughter
  • Alison Mooney, Granddaughter
  • Caroline Ray, Granddaughter
  • Matthew Ray, Grandson
  • William Gagnon, Brother

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  • Park Danforth


  • A Mass of Christian Burial

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020


Margaret F. Haley

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anthony strodel

October 21, 2020

margaret was a neighbor and friend of mine here at park danforth. a wonderful lady with a great sense of humor, she is truly missed by all of us here. my most heartfelt condolences to her family

Ann McAllister

October 14, 2020

Margaret was a wonderful friend for over fifty years. She will be greatly missed.

Love and God bless.


Kimberly Fuller

October 11, 2020

I was so saddened to hear of Margaret's passing. She was one of my longest running clients for whom I cleaned. My daughter was in preschool when I started cleaning for her and is now a sophomore in high school. She always had good advice about raising my daughter and I was always happy to hear her stories about her daughters and especially her grandchildren and how proud she was of all of them as people. She will be greatly missed.
Kim Fuller


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