GROTON — Margaret “Moggy” Anne (Lynch) Simpson, 86, formerly of Erdenheim, Penn., passed away on Monday, Dec. 1, 2008, in Westford.
The daughter of Charles Patrick and Mary Agnes (Killian) Lynch, she was born in Allentown, Penn. Moggy graduated from Hallahan Catholic Girls’ High School in Philadelphia in 1940 and worked almost 60 years in the city’s graphic arts industry, most recently for Walter T. Armstrong.
An active member of the Philadelphia Club of Advertising Women, she was honored in 1975 as Graphic Arts Woman of the Year. She was also a longtime devoted volunteer at Saint Joseph Villa, a residence for the Sisters of Saint Joseph as well as a communicant at St. Genevieve’s Church in Flourtown, Penn., prior to leaving in 2005 to live in Massachusetts with her sister, Mae. Well known for her devotion to family, friends and children. She also loved dogs and the South Jersey shore; Moggy warmed the hearts of those that knew her.
Predeceased by her husband, Joseph J. Simpson, of Philadelphia, she is lovingly remembered and survived by her sister, Mae (Lynch) Matthews of West Groton, formerly of Boxborough; her niece, Maureen (Matthews) Beal and husband, Steven, of Groton; and nephews, Charles Matthews and wife, Laura, of Nashua, N.H., Patrick Matthews, of Arlington, and Edward Matthews and his partner, Michelle Howard, of Encinitas, Calif. She is also survived by six grandnephews, two grandnieces, and many other family members and friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial service on Friday, Dec. 19 at 3 p.m. at the RiverCourt Residences, 8 West Main St., West Groton. A funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Genevieve Church, Flourtown, Penn., on Tuesday, Dec. 9, with burial in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.