Doane Beal & Ames


Margaret R. Little

April 8, 1931May 16, 2021

Margaret Rudolph Little

Margaret “Fay” Little of East Dennis, MA and formerly of Longmeadow, MA passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at age 90.

Born in Winnetka, IL, to Franklin Rudolph and Margaret Fahey Rudolph, she spent time in Washington, DC, Scarsdale, NY and Swampscott, MA as a child. Fay attended Skidmore College and Goddard College. She met and married Arthur F. Little, Jr. in Cambridge, MA. They settled in Longmeadow, MA raising three children. Fay was active in the Girl Scouts, the American Field Service, and at the First Church of Christ in Longmeadow. She and Art retired to East Dennis, MA where they spent time with old and new friends and family. She was an avid collector of Beanie Babies, Keds sneakers, and anything with ladybugs on it. She collected seashells on the Cape and in Siesta Key, Florida where she and Art spent many happy months. Fay was a master knitter and filled our closets with warm handmade sweaters, socks, hats and scarves. We will miss her wit, home cooked meals, and the sometimes silly but always appropriate gifts that she would shower us with.

She is predeceased by her husband Arthur and by her brother Franklin D. Rudolph. She is survived by children Deborah Little Beal of Quincy, MA, Arthur F. Little, III and his wife Susan Laster Little of Brookline, MA, Robert F. Little and his wife Jeanine M. Little of East Dennis, MA and grandchildren Austin Little, Heather Little, David Little, James Little and Daniel Little as well as half-brothers James Rudolph of Lima, Peru and Charles Rudolph of Albuquerque, NM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her honor and in memory of husband Arthur to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96001, Washington, D.C. or at


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Margaret R. Little

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Deborah Beal

June 3, 2021

I am blessed every day that I got to be your daughter! Always and forever I love you! Your Baby Girl. xoxoxo 😘

Terry Little

May 31, 2021

Miss you so much, mom. Love, love, love you! Ter