Margaret (Dale) McPartlin, age 84

of Quincy

Margaret (Dale) McPartlin, age 84

Margaret (Dale) McPartlin, age 84, of Quincy, died peacefully, Wednesday, July 6, 2022, in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Margaret was born in Blantyre, Scotland, to the late Alexander and Annie (Allan) Dale. Raised and educated there, she immigrated to the United States in 1977. She lived briefly in Dorchester and Somerville before moving to Quincy in 1982.

As a young woman, Margaret worked in Scotland as an assembler and in quality control for Sunbeam, Rolls-Royce and Honeywell. She was also a talented seamstress.

Margaret enjoyed playing Bingo, including monthly trips to Foxwoods and spending time with family and friends. Margaret loved singing Scottish and Irish ballads and some of her favorite memories were nights at the dances.

Most of all, as a devoted homemaker, her passion was for her family. She was especially proud of her daughters and her grandchildren, supporting all their activities and accomplishments.

Beloved wife for thirty-seven years of the late Patrick Stephen “Paddy” McPartlin.

Devoted mother of Annie A. Coldstream and her husband Craig of Quincy, Catherine C. “Katie” McPartlin and her husband Peter Rossi of Weymouth, Margaret P. “Maggie” McPartlin Connell and her husband Terry of Andover.

Loving Nene of Casey R. McPartlin, Brendan P. Connell, Patrick S. Rossi, Peter A. “Petie” Rossi, and Roísin A. Connell.

The last of five siblings, Margaret was predeceased by Alexander Dale, Marion McLintock, Thomas Dale, and Annie Flynn and her surviving husband James of Hingham.

Dear cousin of Marion Allan of Bothwell, Scotland. Margaret is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, their families and friends.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Tuesday, July 12, from 4 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Divine Mercy Parish in Saint Ann’s Church, 757 Hancock Street, Quincy, on Wednesday, July 13, at 10:30 a.m.

For those who wish, donations in Margaret’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452.


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  • My sincere condolences to Margaret’s family. She was indeed a sweet and delightful lady. I especially loved to hear her songs and tales of Scotland that reminded me of my Scotch roots. You will be sorely missed Margaret. 💔
    Sandra Parker

  • Margaret was a kind and interesting lady who always made us very welcome into her home. She knew how to put people at ease, chatting easily and taking a genuine interest in her guests and their lives. The best ever ‘French toast’ was part of the joy of staying in her welcoming home. Margaret and Paddy brought up a wonderful family, who reflect their values; always giving kindness, thoughtfulness and love to family and friends. Margaret and Paddy were very proud of their family as you are proud of your parents.RIP Margaret.

  • Dear Annie Katie & Maggie I was heartbroken to read about your lovely Mum’s passing My sincere condolences to you and your families
    Margaret was a lovely warm kindhearted woman and both her and your Dad Paddy made my late sister Mary & I so so welcome when we visited from Scotland She made the most delicious ‘ tatie scones ‘ and soup never forgetting her Scottish roots The world will be a sadder place without her God bless you all and RIP Margaret Fondest love Betty X

  • Dear Annie, Katie, Maggie, and Casey,

    WE are so sorry for your loss. George and I send our condolences to you and your family. Nothing compares to the loss of a mother/grandmother.

    Although we never met Margaret, she shined brightly through each of you. Annie, your dedication and care for your mother, is commendable, and I know that she was at peace having you and the family as her caretaker. We pray that God, your friends, and your loved ones will comfort you and your family during this difficult time.

    Kindest regards,

    George & Tanya Duncan

  • Sincere sympathy to Annie, Katie, Margaret, Craig, Peter and Terry on the sad passing of your dear mum and mother in law. Your Mum was a lovely lady with a hearty laugh. May Margaret rest in peace with your dad in heaven.

  • Our Deepest Sympathy to Katie, Annie, Maggie, and your families on the sad passing of your mum
    what a lovely friendly lady and her and your dad could not do enough for people when they visited there home .We will always cherish her friendly welcome when we visited on many occasions her lovely cooking a great hostess our trips to bingo meeting up with her great friends on those nights lovely memories .Your mum and dad were very proud of you all and the great care you gave to them in there time of need you were a great caring and loving family to them both .Sorry we could not be with you at this difficult time but we are with you in spirit .your mum and dad are together now and they will be looking down at you all so may there gentle souls rest in peace.
    love Eliz and Ray xxx.

    Sister Francis Clare asked us to pass on her condolences to each and all of you
    she is keeping you all in her prayers .xxx

  • Deepest Sympathy to all the Mc Partlin family on the sad passing of your mum Margaret Lovely friendly lady may her gentle soul rest in peace .

  • My deepest sympathy to Annie, Katie and Margaret on the sad passing of your mum. May Margaret rest in peace.

  • Annie, Katie & Maggie,
    So sorry I couldn’t make it to the wake and funeral, but Covid has a way of interfering in one’s intentions. Your Mum was a great lady with a laugh that was contagious. But the one thing I will always remember was her minestrone soup (better than any restaurant!).
    Take comfort knowing that she now rests in peace and is still watching over all of you.
    When I hear the next bolt of thunder, I’ll know that she has definitely worked her way through the hordes of other angels and saints and reunited with your Dad.