Margaret C. Archambeault, 98, entered heaven on April 24th. She passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family.
Maggie’s beloved husband and best friend, Robert, passed away in 2015 after 67 years of marriage. She leaves two daughters, Janice Rau (wife of the late Everett Rau) and Joan Archambeault; 4 granddaughters and their spouses, Carolyn and Dan Wilcomb, Laura and Brian Grinnan, Jennifer and Shawn O’Connell, Linda and Steve Cammuso, and one grandson, Joseph Rau. She also leaves 10 great grandchildren; Brayden, Carter, Spencer, Madeline, Micah, Ivy, Mason, Maddison, Julia and Abigail.
Margaret was born in Southbridge, MA and moved to Worcester in 1960. She worked many years as a secretary and bookkeeper for various businesses, as well as for her husband’s business.
Maggie lived a long and fruitful life. Her greatest love was for her family, second only to her love for her Lord Jesus Christ. Maggie served in various churches for years as a secretary, choir member, Sunday school teacher and could always be found in the church kitchen helping prepare and serve food at every function. She crocheted baby afghans for every baby born in the church family for over 20 years. During their marriage, Bob and Maggie opened their home to many missionary families and enjoyed serving people in their church. They cooked thousands of hot dogs for the teen group and drove them back and forth to summer camp in New York for years. Maggie also volunteered for many years at the Lighthouse Mission, serving inner city and homeless people.
But her greatest love was her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She never refused to have her grandchildren overnight and they have countless memories of baking, sewing, watching movies and sharing books with her. During the Covid epidemic, her family shared many driveway celebrations around the fire pit. In her later years, she enjoyed taking rides, visiting grandchildren, playing cards and visiting different restaurants for lunch with family and friends. She had a lifelong love of reading, and enjoyed cooking and keeping a home.
She was truly loved by all who knew her and was known as a kind and sweet woman who influenced many people for the better. She will be greatly missed by her family, but they are assured that her faith in Jesus has brought her to her forever home with Him. As one friend so aptly stated, “She brought no harm to this world. She spread comfort stitch by stitch for decades.” A private family celebration will be held. Donations may be made in her name to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
The Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home is honored to assist Margaret’s family with funeral arrangements.
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