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Margaret Benedetti Davenport, age 99, passed from life Wednesday, June 13, 2018, surrounded by loving family.
She was born February 27, 1919 to Mary Lucy Graziola and Lodovico Carlo Benedetti.
She was pre-deceased by her husband, Gilbert, and her two younger brothers: William Giacomo Benedetti and Ludwick Raymond Benedetti.
She is survived by her four children: Deborah Fedele, (Alan,) Christine Davenport, (Norma Corry,) Gilbert Davenport, (Loren,) Virginia Trottier, (Raymond); five grandchildren: Amanda and Andrew Davenport, Regina Fedele, Mary Kathleen and Kenna Foley; one great-grandchild: Destiny Fedele; one brother-in-law, Peter, (Henrietta,) Davenport; and numerous nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces.
Margaret was raised in North Adams, Massachusetts. She was an active participant in the 4-H Club, graduated from Drury High School, (1937,) and North Adams State Teachers College, (1941.) Her teaching career began in a one room school-house in Cheshire, Massachusetts, teaching grades 1-8. Margaret married Sgt. Gilbert Davenport, on VE Day, May 8,1945. They lived first in Boston, then moved to Newton, where they raised their family.
Since 2001, Margaret had lived, independently, at The Willows of Westborough.
Throughout her life Margaret kept in close contact with her father's family in (Trentino,) Italy. Many visits were exchanged between the countries, and close family relationships still exist today.
Her funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, June 22, at 10:30 A.M. in St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 70 West Main St., Westborough. Burial will follow in Newton Cemetery.
A calling hour will be on Friday at the Pickering and Son Westborough Funeral Home, 62 West Main St., Westborough, from 9 to 10 A.M. prior to the Mass.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to St. Luke the Evangelist Church Memorial Fund, 70 West Main St., Westborough, MA 01581