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Margaret E. Piper
Margaret E. (Houghton) Piper, 57, of Gardner, died peacefully Wednesday, October 6, 2021, in her home surrounded by her family after a long battle with cancer.
Born in San Fernando Valley, California, on November 23, 1963, she was the daughter of Elizabeth M. (Lucas) Houghton the late Donald L. Houghton, Jr. She graduated from North Middlesex Regional High School with the Class of 1981. Margaret was a Paralegal employed by the Law Office of Richard Harris of Leominster for many years. She was a gifted candle maker and was the proud owner of Fairy Dust Candles for many years.
Margaret loved the arts and was very artsy herself and enjoyed making crafts of all sorts. Margaret also enjoyed yard sales with Rick, storage bin auctions, and playing cards. But of all the things she loved, what she truly cherished the most was time spent with her family, especially at family gatherings.
Besides her mother, Elizabeth M. Houghton of Gardner and Florida, Margaret is survived by a daughter, Ellen Webb of Hudson; a son, Jonathan Webb of Worcester; a grandchild, Layla Webb; a sister, Janna McPherson and her husband Gardner of Gardner; two brothers, Donald Houghton, III of Greenfield, and Everett Houghton and his wife Tonya of Alabama; two stepdaughters, Julia of Westminster and Susan of Texas; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Besides her father, she was predeceased by her husband, Richard N. Piper.
Funeral Services will be held Friday, October 15, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. in the Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols Street, Gardner, MA. Burial at South Cemetery, South Main Street, Orange, MA, will be private.
A Calling Hour will be held Friday, October 15, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Gardner Relay for Life, 43 Nagog Park, Suite 110, Acton, MA 01720. Please reference in memory of Margaret E. Piper.
I love you mom, to the moon.
Ellen Oct 22 2021 12:15 PM
So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will always remember Margaret's visits to our home as a teenager. Donita and Margaret loved the music and dances of their youth.
May your memories of her life help you through this difficult time.
Ray and Joyce Boyes Oct 14 2021 10:02 PM
Margie will always be my dear friend!! So many memories!
Donita R. Nyman Oct 14 2021 5:57 PM
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Donita R. Nyman Oct 14 2021 5:55 PM
Sorry to hear of Margaret's passing. She will always be remembered as a brave, warm hearted and loving person. We go back since Girl Scouts. God bless her entire family for I know she will be greatly missed. ✝️❤️🙏🏽
Brenda Minion (Clark) Oct 10 2021 10:43 PM
Margaret will always be in my heart
Susan M Gonynor Oct 10 2021 6:08 PM
I'll always have fond memories of a lovely lady.
May she rest in peace.
Steve Dow Oct 7 2021 7:33 PM
Dear Liz, Ellen and Johnny- I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Cindy LaValley Oct 7 2021 1:43 PM