Marguerite (Montalbano) Gager of Norwell, the cherished wife of Charles H. Gager, passed away on December 25, 2019 at the age of 89. Marguerite was born in Freeport, New York, the daughter of two Italian immigrants. In 1953, she graduated from Pratt Institute with a BFA in Fine Arts. Marguerite continued to produce and show her art during her lifetime, was a published writer, and was known for being kind, creative, and empathetic. She is recognized as a fine and talented visual artist. Marguerite was also an art teacher, volunteered at St. Frances House in Boston, teaching art there, as well, and was a parenting mentor to parents who were struggling.
Marguerite directed and lived her life in appreciation and spirituality of the Catholic Church. She was a Eucharistic Minister, and a regular attendee at The Glastonbury Abbey. She and her husband of sixty five years had resided in West Islip and St.James, New York; Lexington, Scituate and lastly Norwell, Massachusetts.
She leaves behind her four children Martha Siditsky (husband Andy), Mary Gager (partner Charlie), Frederick Gager (wife Rochelle), and Charles Timothy Gager. She also leaves a brother Vincent Montalbano (his wife Catherine), and her ten grandchildren Matthew (wife Caitlin), Michael, and Jordan (Siditsky), Dan (Kracht) Aaron (wife Samantha) Michael, Aimee, and Nate (Gager), and Charles Gabriel, and Caroline (Gager).
Services will be held at Glastonbury Abbey, 16 Hill St in Hingham on January 9 at 10 AM. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking all to send a donation to the Abbey.
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