Margaret K "Peggie" Dinneen Print E-mail

Margaret K. “Peggie” Dinneen

Loving wife of 50 years to Michael Dinneen, who survives her.

Margaret K. “Peggie” Dinneen, 78, of Lowell, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on Tuesday August 30, 2022, at Genesis Sutton Hill Center, in North Andover, MA after a long battle with Alzheimer disease.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, on October 9, 1943, the daughter of the late Daniel P. and the late Evelyn N. (Nichols) Kane.  She graduated from St. Margaret’s Grammar School, Keith Hall and went on to receive her BA in Education and her Master’s degree in Education from Lowell State College now known as UMass Lowell.

Peggie was a devoted and loving teacher to more than 1000 students over her 38-year career at the South Row School in the Chelmsford.

In addition to teaching Peggie enjoyed spending time with family and friends at their vacation home in Jackson, NH, doing crossword puzzles by the fire and collectibles, Teddy Bears being her favorite.

She is survived by many loving nieces, nephews, in-laws, and friends. She is also survived by her dear friend Donna Baushke.

Peggie was predeceased by her siblings Daniel P. Kane, Jr., Mary E. Murphy, Joseph R. Kane, and Martha Kane Thorburn.

The family would like to express their thanks and gratitude to the staff and membership of Longmeadow Golf Club for the kindness they showed Peggie throughout her illness.

Family and friends are invited to attend her Memorial Funeral Mass to be celebrated on Thursday, September 8, 2022, at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH 144 East Merrimack St. in Lowell at 11 o’clock.  Burial will be Private for the family. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make a contribution in her memory to the Immaculate Conception Church Building Fund, 3 Fayette St., Lowell, MA 01852 or the Longmeadow Scholarship Fund, 165 Havilah St., Lowell, MA 01852. Arrangements by O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL – MA (978) 458-8768.

Condolences (9)
  • Daniel & Robert Hills  - Peggy's passing
    We wish to express our heartfelt condolences to you on your loss. She was a great person. Dan and Robert Hills
  • Sattik Deb  - Just one of those more than 1000 students
    Mrs. Dinneen was my third grade teacher in 1987-1988, and as my youngest started third grade this week, I couldn't help but to think about how lucky I was to have her as my teacher. After all this time, I still remember her patience, her tireless energy, and her smile that could light up the classroom. I have and will remember her fondly.
  • John Donovan  - We loved you.
    Peggie, one of the five Kane children married my best friend Michael a little more than 50 years ago. She made him whole. They were one. She loved children whether it was her nieces, nephews, my son or her students at school they all always brought joy to her face. When I remember her I will think of Hampton beach, Jackson, dining out around Lowell & Jackson and Of course are early days at the limerick pub. God bless you I know you already up there with your mom, dad, sisters and brothers.
  • Marge Hanson  - Will miss our talks at the club.
    Peggie was one of the sweetest people I ever met. Someone who’s love of her profession and her husband never went without mention! God bless you sweet lady - you are at peace in God’s arms now! Mike - your life’s journey with Peggie has paused, but know your friends are still here for you! God bless.
  • George and Marlene Abodeely
    Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss
  • Melissa Vinal
    So sorry to hear about your loss. Peggy was a warm, caring , wonderful person. While I know you miss her Michael I am happy you had so many years together to make great memories. Now she is at peace after her long struggle. God Bless
  • Paul Wholey
    Mike, so sorry for your loss.
  • Gail Scannell
    Mike what a lovely courtship of 50 years you did such a wonderful caring life for her.
  • Donna (Hammar)Baushke  - Best Friends for 65 Years!
    How many people can come into your life and remain close for as many years as Peggie and I did. We met on our first day of entering Keith Hall at the tender age of 13. The most beautiful and wonderful person I had the honor to meet back in 1957. I have so many memories of our times together, those Christmas Eve's after midnight Mass where the Kane family put on a great feast. Those wonderful trips on Saturday to Hampton Beach and ultimately, "when we grew up" spending time when Peggie met the love of her life, Michael. I too was blessed with a great husband, and we so cherished out trips to Lowell and Jackson, NH visiting our dear friends. God bless you Peggie, and I look forward to seeing you again.
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