Margaret M. (Matthews) Burnette

1931 - 2019


March 12, 2019
4:00PM - 7:00PM
Dolan Funeral Home


March 13, 2019
St. John the Evangelist Church in North Chelmsford

Margaret M. (Matthews) Burnette, 87, of North Chelmsford, MA died Saturday, March 9, 2019 at D’Youville Senior Care.

She was married to the late Earl Kenneth Burnette, who passed away in 2016.

Born in Lowell on March 23, 1931, she was the daughter of the late George and Rose (LeBlanc) Matthews. She was educated in the Lowell school system and graduated from Lowell High School with the class of 1950.

She retired from Lowell General Hospital after a long career as a nurse’s aid. Mrs. Burnette had been employed by St. John’s Hospital and Memorial Hospital in Johnson City, TN prior to her retirement.

She was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church in North Chelmsford, and volunteered at the Chelmsford Senior Center. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and enjoyed going to the beach, camping and shopping.


Margaret is survived by her four children; Michael K. Burnette and his wife Helen, Linda Valentino and her companion Kevin O’Neill, Donna and her husband Edward Leduc, and Kimberly and her husband Kevin MacKenna, six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

She was the sister of the late Thomas Matthews, Samuel Matthews and Francis O’Connell.

Visiting hours Tuesday. 4 to 7 P.M. Funeral Wednesday at 10 A.M. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 11 A.M. at St. John the Evangelist Church in North Chelmsford. Burial in Fairview Cemetery, North Chelmsford. Memorials may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society 30 Speen St. Framingham, Ma 01701 or the Chelmsford Friends of the Senior Center, Inc. 75 Groton Road, North Chelmsford Ma 01863. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at

5 Condolences for Margaret M. (Matthews) Burnette

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    Donna Leduc


    Mom, I know you are with me and I will always love and miss you with all my heart. I know you were ready in your special way, but I wasn’t ready to let you go. I believe you are in a better place now. Enjoy being with dad and all of your family. Until we meet again. Love from your daughter!

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    Donna Burke


    I worked with Peggy at Lowell General in the Central Supply Dept. She was a wonderful lady and great friend
    Donna Burke

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    Brenda Burnette


    Sending my love to you all. My thoughts & prayers are with you.


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    Jeanne Harrison



    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Jeanne Harrison

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    Dennis Carpenter


    Linda, so sorry for your loss.

    Summon the angels, watch as they wet their lips and raise their trumpets.

    Instruct St. Peter to swing open the gates wide.

    For His daughter is coming home.

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