In Memory

Margaret Mary Ford

Margaret Mary Ford
304th Station Hospital


19 Jan 1920 Worcester, Massachusetts
15 Feb 2003 Shrewsbury, Massachusetts



Worcester Telegram and Gazette (MA) - Monday, February 17, 2003

WORCESTER -- Margaret M. Ford, 83, of 20 Rexhame Road, a retired nursing professor and World War II veteran, died Saturday, Feb. 15, in the Christopher House.

She leaves a sister, Norine C. Reynolds of Worcester, with whom she lived; a brother, Francis X. Ford of Worcester; nieces and nephews; grandnieces and grandnephews. She was born in Worcester, daughter of James E. and Catherine A. (Fitzgerald) Ford, and lived in the Boston area for more than 35 years before returning here in 1988. She graduated from Commerce High School and the St. Vincent Hospital School of Nursing. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees in nursing from Boston College, and did graduate studies at Yale University in New Haven, Conn. She was a first lieutenant in the Army during World War II, serving as a general duty nurse in Europe.

Ms. Ford was a professor of nursing in the nursing school at Framingham Union Hospital for many years, retiring in 1988. Previously, she was on the faculty of the nursing school at the Faulkner Hospital in Boston and was the director of nursing at Somerville Hospital. She was a Boston Red Sox fan. She enjoyed reading and following current events on talk radio programs.

The funeral will be held Wednesday, Feb. 19, from Athy Memorial Home, 111 Lancaster St., with a Mass at 10 a.m. in St. John's Church, 40 Temple St. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery. A calling hour will be 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. John's Parish Food for the Poor, 40 Temple St., Worcester, MA 01604.