Margaret A. Willoughby Was Native of Oak Bluffs

Margaret Ann (Peggy) Madeiros Willoughby of Vineyard Haven died Thursday, Jan. 23, at home surrounded by her family after battling cancer for the past few months. She was born on August 4, 1954 in Oak Bluffs and was a lifetime Island resident and attended the Martha's Regional Vineyard High School. She was the daughter of Dorothy Ann (Maury) Madeiros of Vineyard Haven and the late Ralph Madeiros.

Mrs. Willoughby married Philip B. Willoughby of Vineyard Haven this past Jan. 22 after he courted her for 20 years. Mrs. Willoughby worked alongside Philip in the masonry business for 10 years and as he says, "She took pride in the business by the way she took care of the details. She was a perfectionist." She had previously worked for herself as a housecleaner.

Peggy was known for her sense of humor and her love of puzzles. "No mother could have had a nicer daughter than Peggy," said her mother. "She was special and will always be remembered with love from her mom and family."

She is survived by her mother and her husband; her son, Jonathan P. Madeiros of Falmouth; two sisters, Patricia Madeiros and Kathleen C. Madeiros, both of Vineyard Haven; a niece, Heather Marie Moreis of Vineyard Haven; a nephew, Maury Madeiros of Vineyard Haven; a great-nephew, Drew Moreis of Vineyard Haven; and three stepchildren, Brian Willoughby, Danielle Willoughby and Jameson Willoughby, all of Florida.

Funeral services are private. Donations may be made in her memory to Hospice of Martha's Vineyard, P.O. Box 2549, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557. Arrangements are under the care of the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home, Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road, Oak Bluffs.