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Marguerite Cobb

May 5, 1928 ~ November 13, 2020 (age 92)

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Marguerite L. (Kelly) Cobb, “Peg”, died peacefully on November 13, 2020 at the age of 92.

She graduated from Gate of Heaven HS in South Boston, was raised in Neponset by her loving parents, John and Lillian (Neddy) Kelly before moving to Hingham.

Peg is predeceased, by her beloved husband of 68-years, Herbert “Tim” Cobb, they met at the Neponset Roller Skating Rink, and married in 1946.

During WWII, Peg worked for the Navy Radar School in Cambridge, as a medical receptionist and at the Appliance Center, the store she and her husband owned in downtown Hingham for more than 40-years.

A full-time home-maker, she took special pride in caring for her home for over 60-years. She loved nothing more than having someone drop by to catch up over a cup of tea.

Peg loved time spent with her children & grandchildren, family celebrations and the holidays, dressing for each occasion, “Red” on Christmas, “Green” on St. Paddy’s and “Red, White and Blue” for fireworks over Hingham Harbor.

Especially proud of Tim as a Veteran, Peg could be seen watching him march on Veteran’s Day, in the Fourth of July Parade, and going to the pre-parade pancake breakfast. These annual events were never missed.

Both she & Tim were always ready to help out family, on-call for rides, babysitting grandchildren and even pets (including a cockatoo named “Maui”). Peg had a life-long love for dogs, fondly remembering her childhood Pekinese “Ming Toy.” 

Peg and Tim loved to travel which they did worldwide through their business. She enjoyed the company of close friends, having Sunday dinners, meeting new people, dancing, and Frank Sinatra.

Peg was pre-deceased by her parents, John and Lillian (Neddy) Kelly, her sister Virginia Long and brother-in-law, George Long. She leaves, daughter Diane Sparks, of Hingham, grandson, Jared Sparks of Hingham, granddaughters, Ariane Sparks and Kory Sparks of Hingham.

She also leaves her son Donald Cobb and daughter-in-law Kimberly Cobb of Hingham grandsons, Christopher Cobb of Boston, Timothy Cobb of Boston and Michael Cobb of Hingham.

Peg will be sadly missed, but memories ensure she remains in our hearts.

Due to the current Covid -19 regulations the family has elected to have funeral services be private.

In Lieu of flowers please make a donation, in Peg’s name, to:

 “Wounded Warriors Project,” at support.woundedwarriorproject.org .

 

 

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