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Mrs. Margery A. "Midge" (McCarthy) Anderson

Obituary for Mrs. Margery A. "Midge" (McCarthy) Anderson

April 20, 1928 - May 10, 2018
Salem, Massachusetts | Age 90


SALEM – Mrs. Margery A. "Midge" (McCarthy) Anderson, 90 of Salem, beloved wife of the late John E. Anderson, died peacefully on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Pilgrim Nursing Home in Peabody.

Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Alice McCarthy. Raised and educated in Salem, she was a graduate of Salem Public Schools.

Midge had been employed with the Telephone Company as a long-distance operator for many years until the time of her retirement. Many remember her friendly nature over the phone.

A lifelong resident of the City of Salem, Midge was a devoted, caring and loving mother who always made sure her family, especially her only son, John Michael, came first. She enjoyed caring for her home and family and loved the beauty of nature – the flowers, the ocean, the mountains and lakes, as well as lovely music. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

Midge's family would like to thank all of her caregivers and healthcare providers for their kindness and compassion over the last few months.
Midge is survived by her son, John M. Anderson of Salem and several cousins. She was the sister of the late Eleanor Johnson.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral will be held from The O'Donnell Funeral Home, 46 Washington Sq., (at Salem Common) Salem on Tuesday, May 15th at 10:30 A.M. followed by her funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Mary Queen of the Apostle Parish, Hawthorne Blvd, Salem at 11 A.M. with her cousin, Rev. Stephen B. Rock, presiding. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, Salem. Visiting hours prior to the service from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit

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46 Washington Square, Salem, MA 01970
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