Margaret Daniels, 90

Jul 26, 2017

Margaret C. Daniels, 90, of Marion, Massachusetts, formerly of Nashville, NC, died peacefully in her sleep on July 3, 2017 at Sippican Health Care Center in Marion. She is predeceased by her late husband of 44 years, Richard Daniels of Marion, her parents, Harvey Chappell and Ola Winfrey Chappell of Nashville, NC, and Also, preceding her in death were her brothers Robert, Milton (Skeet), Arthur (Shim), John, William (Bill), and Clifton (Shorty).

Margaret is survived by her son R. Phillip Daniels of Atlanta, Georgia; formerly of Marion and Paul S. Daniels of Lakeville, MA; formerly of Marion; two grandchildren, Paul Richard Daniels and Savannah Rose Daniels, her niece Jeanne Chappell of Charlottesville, VA, her nephew Harold Chappell of Wilmington, NC, and her nephew Phillip Chappell of Charlotte, NC.

Margaret was born on August 31, 1926 in Nashville, NC where as a child she helped with her father’s farming business. She later graduated from Nashville High School in 1943 and went on to business school in Raleigh where she received her degree.

She then became a secretary to the Colonel at Camp Butner, NC and that happened to be where she also met Captain Richard Daniels who was a medic and who later became her husband in 1945 in Raleigh, NC.

After the war they moved back to New Bedford, MA where Margaret worked as an executive assistant to the President of the Venetian Blinds Company and Richard became a Registered Pharmacist for Browne’s Pharmacy.

In 1949 they built the family home on Converse Road in Marion where Richard had been transferred to manage the Marion branch of the pharmacy. This was always Margaret’s paradise.

Margaret’s love of dogs showed, because she always had one who would be out running around with her in the big back yard.

In 1956 Margaret became a full time stay at home mother when they adopted their first son R. Phillip and then in 1960 adopted their second son Paul.

In the late 1960’s Margaret went to work for the Town of Marion in the Veteran’s Services office and also was involved with the volunteer organization FISH in helping seniors and that led to her to an extended career with home health care for seniors through the Marion Visiting Nurses Association. She loved the town of Marion, and the friends she had here loved her. As she grew older she enjoyed the programs put on by the Marion Council on Aging and riding on the weekly bus trips to the grocery store.

We want to extend our thanks to Sippican Health Care Center in Marion where Margaret received excellent professional care most recently as well as several other visits in recent years. We also wanted to thank Atria Fairhaven for the good care they provided for the time Margaret resided there.

A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at 10 am. on Saturday, August 26 at St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church in Marion. In lieu of flowers for the family, please take a small bouquet to a resident of Sippican Health Care Center who would be so grateful for the warm gesture of friendship. To leave a message of condolence for the family please visit www.warehamvillagefuneralhome.com.

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