Margaret Ryley

December 21, 1920February 10, 2018

Margaret Beatrice "Margie" Ryley, 97, of Sandwich, best mother in the world, passed away peacefully in the presence of family on Saturday February 10, 2018 at the Royal Megansett Nursing Home, Falmouth, Ma. She was the daughter of the late John and Beatrice Clancy of Ireland. She is predeceased by her brothers John and James Clancy and her sister Mary Sullivan. Margie was born and raised in Dorchester, Ma. and graduated from Girls Latin High School.

After High School Margie completed advanced training and had the great adventure of moving to Atlanta, Georgia with a group of friends to set up an insurance office there. After a year she returned to Boston, she continued working until the war broke out and was then one of the 1st women in Boston to become a “Rosie the Riveter” at the Watertown Arsenal. She and her good friend Evelyn Ryley worked there in the spirit of great patriotism and commadrie. After the war she married Evelyn’s brother Arthur Ryley, a highly decorated WWII Veteran, the love of her life. They lived in Dorchester and it was then that the four children Bobby, Marilyn, Richie, and Arthur, were born.

Margie’s interests were many, but her favorite was living in New Hampshire in the summers at Sunset Lake with her four children, who spent the entire summer barefoot and in bathing suits. She could be found singing, whistling, climbing trees on occasion, and enjoying the great outdoors with her children. Margie loved to dance and sing and continued to enjoying both all her life. She was kind, thoughtful friendly to everyone and welcomed family and friends into her home with open arms and a warm smile.

Above all she loved her family, including her own children as well as grandchildren and the many cousins of the Ryley, Mason, Sulivan, Clancy and Mc Sharry clan who continue to keep the family connections alive and well.

She leaves behind her children and their spouses, Robert and Maure Ryley, Marilyn and John Mitchell, Richard Ryley, Arthur and Diane Ryley, grandchildren, Megan, John, Rose, Adam, Danny and Brianna, great grandchildren Clara, Sam, Thompson and Peter.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 16, 2018 at Corpus Christi Parish 324 Quaker Meeting House Road East Sandwich. Burial at Sandwich Town Cemetery. Visitation 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, February 15, 2018 at the Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home 154 Route 6A Sandwich, MA 02563.


  • Visitation Thursday, February 15, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, February 16, 2018
  • Burial Friday, February 16, 2018

Margaret Ryley

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Pastor Brenda Haywood

February 19, 2018

Dear Bob and family,,,,thinking of you at this time of sadness with heartfelt
prayers and sympathy. May God's Peace and Love comfort you at this
difficult time,,and fond memories hold close in your hearts,,
Pastor Brenda Haywood, Provincetown,Ma.

February 19, 2018

Thinking of your family at this time. It is never easy to lose someone we love who has left a lasting imprint on our lives. Margie must have been a wonderful woman. Her daughter Marilyn is a very special part of our Montana community.
Billie Warford & Martin Whitmont

February 15, 2018

Bobby, Marilyn, Arthur and Richie, growing up you were all part of my family and your mom was my mom also. I have wonderful memories of her! I will never forget that smile and the pleasant words she always had. She will be missed but never forgotten.
God Bless You Mom!
Love you guys!
Jim Molignano

Linda and Ron Larkin

February 13, 2018

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Linda Lewis

February 13, 2018

Ryley Family.....My heartfelt sympathy to you all. Your mother was an extraordinary women who was loved by so many that had the privilege of meeting her. Love to All of You.

Linda Lewis

February 13, 2018

Ryley Family. My heartfelt sympathy to you all. Your mother was an extraordinary women who was loved my so many that had the privilege of meeting her. My Love to All of You.

The Staff of Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home

February 11, 2018

We wish to extend our deepest sympathies at this difficult time.