Margaret Jane (Connolly) McGonigle

Margaret Jane (Connolly) McGonigle, 84, of New Bedford, formerly of Mattapoisett, passed away peacefully on Saturday May 27, 2017.

Born in New Bedford on May 12, 1933, she was the daughter of Francis and Genevieve Connolly.
Mrs. McGonigle attended Framingham State College and worked for New England Telephone Company for several years before marrying John J. McGonigle, M.D. of Milton, Mass. Together they proudly raised their five children in Mattapoisett.

An avid reader, Mrs. McGonigle’s sharp mind never left her and she remained a whiz at The New York Times crossword puzzle and Jeopardy. She also enjoyed traveling the world with her husband, Jack, following his retirement. She was known for her sense of humor, wit, kindness and enormous strength. She was an inspiration to all who knew her and will be deeply missed by her family.
She was predeceased by her husband, John McGonigle, M.D., her parents, Francis and Genevieve Connolly, and her brothers, James Connolly and Francis Connolly.

Survivors include her children, James McGonigle, Stephen McGonigle, Daniel McGonigle, Kara McGonigle, and Patrick McGonigle and his wife Jennifer. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Mercedes, Georgia, Zoe, Eliza, and Maeve. Other survivors include her brother-in-law Paul and his wife Kate McGonigle, sister-in-law Joan McCue, beloved cousin William Balderson and his wife, Ann, along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Her Memorial Mass will be held at St. Anthony’s Church in Mattapoisett on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 10 AM. Visiting hours are omitted. Arrangements are in the care of the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Mattapoisett. For online condolence book, please visit

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