Margaret Louise Gould Temple
Margaret Louise Gould
Temple passed quietly at her home on Wednesday, July 22, 2020.
Margaret (Peg) was born in Greenfield,
Massachusetts on June 16, 1931 to Robert M. Gould and Mildred Wheeler
Peg grew up on her family farm in
Shelburne Center where her family nurtured both a love of nature and a
hard work ethic.
After graduating from Arms Academy in
Shelburne Falls, Peg attended Boston University, graduating with a B. S.
in Biology, and went on to have a career in Medical Technology.
Peg shared thirty-seven
years of marriage with her late husband, Robert F. Temple. She is
survived by her four daughters, Judith Bettison and her husband Dennis of
Santa Fe, TX; Susan Meeks of Burleson, TX; Nancy Bugbee and her husband
David of Groton, and Cynthia Magin and her husband Kenneth of Marshfield.
In addition, Peg is survived by eight grandchildren: Erin Bettison Rapp,
Megan Bettison, Christopher Meeks, Stacy Clark, Madeleine Bugbee, Travis
Bugbee, Justin Duff, and Kara Bechtel; and three great grandchildren,
Emma, Mason and Graham. She was the sister of the late Doris Hanson,
formerly of Bridgewater; Harold Gould, formerly of Amherst; and Lucille
Temple, formerly of Florence.
family wishes to extend heartfelt appreciation for the support provided by
Care Dimensions during Peg's final week of life.
Peg was able to be home surrounded by her
family - watching for her beloved birds; receiving daily reports on how
her garden was growing; listening to a Boston Red Sox game, and even
getting in a game of cribbage.
private graveside service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made
to Friends of the Ipswich Elderly, Inc. PO Box 213, Ipswich, MA 01938,
benefitting the local Ipswich COA; or Attention: Development, The
Trustees, 200 High Street, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02110, benefitting The
Trustees of Reservations of which Peg was a member for many years. For
on-line giving and to learn more about The Trustees, go to
Arrangements by the Whittier-Porter
Funeral Home of Ipswich.
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