Margaret Bly




July 2004

Margaret J. Bly

REVERE, Mass. – Mrs. Margaret J. (Corrigan) Bly, 110, of Lawson Avenue, died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004, at her home. She was the wife of the late Beldon G. Bly Sr.

Born in Donegal, Ireland, she was the daughter of the late Richard C. and Matilda (Ray) Corrigan. She came to the United States at the age of 6 and lived in Revere for most of her life.

In 1912, she was named Miss Revere Beach. A believer in civic duty, during World War I, she made bandages for the American Red Cross.

Her 65 years of devotion to the organization was so great that the Red Cross created the Margaret J. Bly Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service. She was named Citizen of the Year by Bnai Brith in Revere.

She was a volunteer for the Visiting Nurses Association in Revere. She was a member of the Revere Womens Club, an honorary member of the Dartmouth College Womens Club and a member and past eight-year president of the Revere PTA. She was a member of the State Republican Committee, along with her son, Beldon Bly Jr.

She leaves two sons, Dr. Harold W. Bly of Harwich, and Beldon G. Bly Jr. of Wakefield; five grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was also the mother of the late Ernest R. Bly. She was predeceased by 12 brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus, Mass. Interment will follow in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, West Peabody.

Donations in her memory may be made to the American Red Cross, North Area, 85 Lowell St., Peabody, Mass. 01960.


U.S. Social Security Death Index for Margaret J Bly

First Name: Margaret
Middle Name: J
Last Name: Bly
Name Suffix:  
Birth Date: 28 June 1894
Social Security Number: 013-50-2587
Place of Issuance: Massachusetts
Last Residence: Suffolk, Massachusetts
Zip Code of Last Residence: 02151
Death Date: 4 August 2004
Estimated Age at Death: 110