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Margaret E. Whitney

August 15, 1946 — February 20, 2024


It is with deep sorrow in our hearts that we announce the passing of Margaret E. Whitney, born on August 15, 1946, in Fitchburg, MA. Margaret died at home, surrounded by the love and support of her family after a long illness. Margaret, a cherished mother, sister, grandmother, and friend, left us on February 20, 2024, leaving a void that can never be filled. Her love, laughter, and resilient spirit will be forever remembered by those who had the privilege of knowing her.

Margaret was a woman of incredible strength and determination. She was an individual who embodied hard work, never shying away from a challenge. She was retired from Nypro in 2012 where she worked many years as a Quality Lab Inspector. She loved time with family and going on family trips. She especially enjoyed her time with her sister and best friend, Jeanne. Margaret had a deep love for animals, her pets, Joy, Sweetie, and Gabby, held a special place in her heart. She was a true friend to all creatures big and small. She also had a knack for home renovation and could often be found improving her residential home and loved living on the pond in, Gardner, MA. She enjoyed playing bingo and liked a challenging jigsaw puzzle or word search.

Margaret is survived by her children, Corinne Hillman and her husband, William, of Ashburnham, MA, Todd Whitney and his wife, Cynthia, from Washburn, TN and Aprille Laramie and her husband Peter, of Fitchburg. Her love and legacy also live on in her grandchildren; Kaela and Nicole Hillman; Aaron, Sarah, Charlotte, Ethan, Heidi, and Lily Whitney; and Marissa and Morgan Laramie. She leaves behind her sister Jeanne Connolly, and brothers Paul LeClair, his wife, Eileen, and David LeClair, his wife, Betty (Bunzo) and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Victor and Stella LeClair and her brother-in-law, James Connolly.

A visitation will be held in honor of Margaret on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at 11:00am until 12:00pm at Brandon Funeral Home, 305 Wanoosnoc Rd. Fitchburg, MA. A funeral service will take place promptly at 12:00pm until 12:30pm, at the same location.  As we say our final goodbyes, we will celebrate the remarkable life she led and the countless ways she touched our hearts.

We invite everyone who knew Margaret to leave their memories and upload photos to her memorial page. Your stories and images will help us all to remember the extraordinary woman she was - her love for her family, her passion for life, and her indomitable spirit that will live on in our hearts forever. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to your local animal shelter in Margaret’s honor. 

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Margaret E. Whitney, please visit our flower store.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

12:00 - 12:30 pm (Eastern time)

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