Obituary of Margaret Laurent (1953 – 2021) – Leominster, MA
Margaret was born January 19, 1953 in Leominster, daughter of James and Julia (Ashe) Flanagan. She leaves behind her loving and devoted husband Ronald St-Laurent who was her loving and devoted caregiver. She leaves behind her three sons, John M. Williams and his wife Tracy and their three children Meghan, Julia and Ian of Fort. Collins, CO, Ryan F. Williams and his wife Caroline and their three sons Daniel, Aiden and Finn of West Boylston, and Seamus R. Williams and his partner Ailin Ramos and their two daughters Naomi and Ariella of Worcester. She also leaves behind three siblings, James J. Flanagan and his wife Donna of Milford, MA, Robert J. Flanagan of Gardner, Michael T. Flanagan of Leominster, Mary E. Flanagan of Holden, Julia A. Connery and her husband Mark from Hubbardston and Kate A. Flanagan from Leominster. She also leaves behind several cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her beloved grandparents Francis and Mary (Kangas) Ashe, Patrick and Etta (Wiles) Flanagan and two brothers Matthew F. Flanagan and Patrick J. Flanagan and mother Julia (Ashe) Flanagan and father James P. Flanagan.
Margaret graduated from Leominster High School in 1971. She continued her education at Mount Wachusett Community College where she obtained her Associate of Science degree for the Career Program in Business Administration and at Fitchburg State University. where she obtained a BS in Marketing of Business Administration. Margaret began her career as a Program Coordinator and Tutor at Leominster High School CTE where she worked for ten years before moving to Mount Wachusett Community College where she was a Case Manager for Dislocated Worker Services. Prior to her retirement, Margaret was the Services Coordinator for the Allencrest Community Center of the Leominster Housing Authority for 14 years. Margaret was the family genealogist collecting documents, photos and personal histories of the Flanagan and Ashe families dating back to the 1700s. She was proud to be of Finnish and Irish descent and her pride was reflected in her careful and detailed genealogical documentation , which will be passed on to future generations.
Margaret loved spending time with her loving husband Ron. Their love for each other was beyond measure. They enjoyed traveling, kayaking, bird watching and spending time with their grandchildren.
A funeral service for Margaret will be held on Saturday January 8 at 10:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church, 77 Hall Street, Leominster. Visiting hours at the church are from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Interment will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Margaret’s name to ALS Massachusetts Chapter, 685 Canton Street, Suite 103, Norwood, MA 02062 or CCALS Compassionate Care ALS, PO Box 1052, West Falmouth, MA 02574.
Posted by Sentinel & Enterprise on January 6, 2022.