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Margaret A. Kelso

June 26, 1928 - November 17, 2021

Margaret A. Kelso

June 26, 1928 - November 17, 2021


Obituary For Margaret A. Kelso

Peabody – Margaret A. (Coviello) Kelso 93, beloved wife of the late Joseph E. Kelso, died Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at the Rosewood Health Care Center in Peabody.

Born and raised in Peabody, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Mary (Picarello) Coviello. She was a graduate of Peabody High School, class of 1945.

Margaret began her working career as a typist at the Wells Fargo building in Boston where she met her beloved husband, Joe with whom she shared sixty five years of marriage. She continued working as a secretary. When her children were grown, she went back to work for Lynn Communications, then worked for ophthalmologist, Dr. Harvey Kasten in his office.

A lifelong resident of Peabody, Margaret enjoyed walking, reading and travelling but most of all, spending time with her husband and family. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend who will be missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by a daughter, Kathleen Horton of Prescott, AZ, a son, David Kelso and his wife, Nancy of Candia, NH, son, Thomas Kelso of Peabody, daughter, Lori Kelso-Salerno and husband, John of Southport, NC and daughter, Caroline Martineau and her husband, David of Wayne, NJ, ten grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, her brother, Charles Coviello of Derry, NH and numerous nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Carmella Howard and may McIntire.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral services will be private. Arrangements by the Conway Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the Knights of Columbus, Leo Council #508, 96 Main St., Peabody, MA 01960.

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  • Margaret was a sweetheart and a lovely neighbor of my family in South Peabody. Her and Joe were so kind to my children over the years-always remembering to leave full sized candy bars around Halloween on the door before they left for the winter to Florida! I will forever remember her smile. Rest in Peace Margaret. -Chris Gilbert and Family

  • We are very sorry to hear the passing of your mom, she was a wonderful woman. My family has wonderful memories of both, your mom and dad. I remember visiting them on Carlton St. when I was very young and I enjoyed going to their house with my dad. We are thinking of your family during this difficult time.

  • Dear Caroline and Family, You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. We always enjoyed spending time with your Mom and Dad while they made a visit passing through NJ on the way to Florida. She lived a long and fulfilling life. She is now at peace and reunited with your Dad. Rest in peace Margaret. Love to all Mark and Ann Marie Abene

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