Margaret Colombo

Margaret E. Colombo, 86, of North Falmouth died June 17.

She was the wife of 61 years to Louis R. Colombo of North Falmouth.

Born in Brockton, she was the daughter of James F. Moynihan and Margaret E. (Lynch) Moynihan. She graduated from St. Patrick’s High School in Brockton with the Class of 1951.

Ms. Colombo worked for Columbia Electric in Brockton until she and her husband started their family in 1962.

She enjoyed time spent at New Silver Beach and taking long walks around Nye’s Neck while chatting with friends she encountered along the way. She was passionate about and closely followed politics and current events; many spirited conversations were held around her kitchen table.

Ms. Colombo was from a large Irish Catholic family and her strong faith was a large part of her life, both spiritually and socially. She attended Mass daily and looked forward to coffee with her friends after Mass was said on Tuesdays.

As an avid reader, she relished in a rotating stack of books curated by her librarian friends at the North Falmouth branch of Falmouth Public Library.

In recent years she and her husband were often seen walking at Falmouth Heights and along Falmouth Harbor.

She leaves her children, Marie Maggio of North Falmouth, John Colombo and his wife, Lisa Colombo, of Mendon and Diane Montani and her husband, Anthony Montani, of Milford; seven grandchildren, Rosemarie and Matthew Maggio, Connor, Paige and Abigail Colombo, and Christine and John Montani; two brothers, James F. Moynihan of South Yarmouth and the Reverend John C. Moynihan of New York; a sister, Barbara Sullivan of Naples, Florida; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her sisters Gracemary Sullivan, Eleanor M. DiRenzo and Ann E. Wall.

A funeral Mass was said Monday, June 22, at St. Elizabeth Seton Church in North Falmouth.

Burial will be private at a later date.

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