- November 15, 1942 - October 2, 2008
- Boston, Massachusetts
of Margaret's Passing
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The Jameson family thanks all of Margaret's wonderful and supportive friends and family who have comforted us during this difficult time.
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“Thinking about you today.
1 of 45 | Posted by: Todd Duncan - MA
“You're in my thoughts on this beautiful day! Miss you!!
2 of 45 | Posted by: Lucy - MA - Friend
“Thinking of you today
4 of 45 | Posted by: Larry - New York, NY - friend
5 of 45 | Posted by: Linda - Santa Fe, NM
6 of 45 | Posted by: Tom - New York, NY - cousin
“You were wonderful. xo
7 of 45 | Posted by: Joyce - New York, NY
“Today was your day. Love, Linda
8 of 45 | Posted by: Linda - Houston, TX - friend
9 of 45 | Posted by: dave
“It was a great party. Thinking of you today.
10 of 45 | Posted by: Tom - Atlanta, GA - Barbara
“I saw Sarah today and we both shared a smile thinking of you. Miss you.
11 of 45 | Posted by: Jenny - MA - Friend
“Thinking of you
13 of 45 | Posted by: Laurie - Santa Barbara, CA
“You were a great nurse when i was sick.
14 of 45 | Posted by: william - boston - former patient
15 of 45 | Posted by: Becky McGowan - Boston, MA
“So sorry to hear.
16 of 45 | Posted by: Las - Boston, MA - friend
“Thinking of you
17 of 45 | Posted by: Joe - Chicago, IL - friend
18 of 45 | Posted by: Mary Joe - Santa Fe, NM - friend
“Still missing you.
19 of 45 | Posted by: Tom - Hudson, MA - Family Friend
20 of 45 | Posted by: Ls - Boston, MA - friend
21 of 45 | Posted by: Linda S - Santa Fe, NM - friend
“Remembering you today.
22 of 45 | Posted by: mary - San Francisco, CA - cousin
“Miss you, darling
23 of 45 | Posted by: Clark B. - Chicago, IL - grandson
“Remembering you on this day.
24 of 45 | Posted by: Mary Joe - San Diego, CA
“I still think of you daily!! You will always hold a special place in my heart.
26 of 45 | Posted by: Amanda Wilson
“Thinking of you today!
27 of 45 | Posted by: Ken Burton - Andover, MA
“I miss Aunt Maggie dearly. She was a special person and I will never forget her.
28 of 45 | Posted by: Kara Jameson - Burlington, VT
“Maggie was simply the best and will be missed. Love.
29 of 45 | Posted by: Kara Rodney - Sarasota, FL
“Heart felt love to your family. May they find comfort during this difficult time.
30 of 45 | Posted by: Will Burr - Valrico, FL - Friend
31 of 45 | Posted by: Joanne - Lincoln, NE - sister
“Go in peace and love
33 of 45 | Posted by: Lisa - Billings, MT - friend
“you touched so many lives, and we miss you! xo
34 of 45 | Posted by: joanne - Twin Cities, MN - neice
36 of 45 | Posted by: Liz - San Diego, CA - dear friend
“Maggie and I were classmates in high school and involved in several extra-curricular activities together. She was the heart and soul of our class....Read More »
37 of 45 | Posted by: Kirk Fuller - Dubuque, IA
“It's been almost a year Grammy and it feels like yesterday. Thank you for all the memories and love.
We all miss you dearly.
38 of 45 | Posted by: John hedstrom - Boston, MA
“Margaret was my first friend in kindergarten. I just heard of her passing and needed to let you know that though distance separated us - she always...Read More »
39 of 45 | Posted by: Brianna Kempton - San Diego, CA
“I can't believe you've been gone for almost a year. Fall used to be my favorite time of year. Our Girls Weekend trips to visit you and Walt in...Read More »
40 of 45 | Posted by: Lyssa MacDonald
“Not a day goes by that we don't all remember Maggie.
41 of 45 | Posted by: Roger Stewart - Boston, MA
My heart literally aches for you. I know you have lost your best friend and one true love. Please know that we are all here for you in your...Read More »
42 of 45 | Posted by: Kathleen Hennigan
“I am so sorry for your loss but it brings me great comfort to know that Maggie is with my mom now. May they share as many laughs in heaven as they...Read More »
43 of 45 | Posted by: Sarah Googliedough - Seattle, WA
“What a loss...Maggie was a precious friend, a caring wife, a shoulder to lean on in times of trouble and a spirited individual who followed her heart...Read More »
44 of 45 | Posted by: Edwina Carochio - Boston, MA
“My cousin Maggie was such a beautiful, loving person. She will be missed tremendously.
45 of 45 | Posted by: Lorraine Jameson - Brattleboro, VT
Margaret Lily (Edwards) Jameson passed away on October 2, 2008 at the age of 65.
Maggie was born November 15, 1942, in San Pablo, CA. the second of four daughters of Judy Miller Edwards and Robert James Edwards. She spent much of her life in, Milltown, Kansas where she attended public schools and graduated from Milltown High School in 1975. She was her class president.
She pursued an education in nursing at the University of Massachusetts, where she received a scholarship and graduated in 1979. From a very young age it was clear that Margaret possessed the compassion and patience to excel in the nursing profession. As a child, Maggie would tend to sick animals and tenderly nurse them back to health.
After graduating from college, she began working at Children's Hospital in Boston, MA. Her exemplary performance was noted by her peers and superiors alike. The care she gave the young patients at Children's Hospital was outstanding and she made many lifelong friendships with the children and their families.
When she met her husband Walter, her life was complete--she had found a perfect career, had a wide network of friends and family, and now she had met the love of her life. Walter tells the story of how it was love at first sight when they met at a mutual friend's party and that they talked for hours, marveling at how much they had in common.
In 1993, she and her husband Walter moved to St. Albans, VT to live what she referred to as, "the simple life." Working part-time as a private nurse afforded her the time to pursue other passions such as gardening, knitting and cross-country skiing. Maggie also found time to volunteer for several nonprofit organizations benefiting the causes of hunger and homelessness and animal welfare.
Of the things that mattered most to Maggie was her family. She met her husband, Walter, in 1987 and they were married in 1988. He kept her laughing throughout her days and lovingly called her "The Little Missus" to friends and family.
When Maggie was first diagnosed with cancer, she and Walter decided to make the most of every day, no matter if that was three months or three years. They traveled, visited old friends, learned new hobbies, and enjoyed simple, quiet times together.
Maggie never complained or asked, "Why me?" She approached her illness with bravery and grace. She inspired everyone in her life to live each day to the fullest. Even when her health was declining rapidly, she would make cookies for a church bake sale or show up on your doorstep with delicious fruit and vegetables from her garden.
Being from the nursing profession, she understood how serious her illness was but each time she went to the hospital for treatment, she always seemed to put her "nursing cap" on and comfort her fellow patients.
Maggie didn't have children but was a special aunt to Brian, Edwina, Rose, Jasmine, Chuck and Amber. She loved her kitties Spooky and Jasper as though they were her children. She is also survived by her sisters Darlene Potanski of Milltown, KS; Carole Pratt of Baltimore, MD; and Susan Costanza of Manchester, NH.
Maggie was predeceased by her parents Judy and James Edwards as well as her closest friend Maureen Googliedough who died only 2 months prior to Maggie's death.
If Maggie were here to speak to us she would remind each of us to be patient with each other, say something kind to one another everyday, laugh everyday and be kind to animals.
Visitation on October 5 from 2pm to 4pm and 7pm to 9pm at the Tributes Funeral Home, Boston, MA. Funeral service 10am October 6 at St. Mary's Church, Boston.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The American Cancer Society.