Margaret T. (Chereskie) Cadigan died January 31, in Tucson, Arizona. She had just celebrated her 91st birthday with visits from family, both in-person and by video.\n\nBorn on January 28, 1931, Margaret lived in Massachusetts, Arizona, California and New Mexico. She was married to her husband William Cadigan for 57 years until his death in 2011. They had six children, William Cadigan of Newton, Massachusetts, Patricia Tilden of Edmonds, Washington, Maureen Cadigan of Tucson, Arizona, Timothy Cadigan of Concord New Hampshire, John Cadigan of Folsom California and Michael Cadigan of Albuquerque, New Mexico. She was grandmother to ten grandchildren, Hilary, Brett, Christian, Naomi, Alex, Kevin, Michael, Megan and Mason. Her granddaughter Nicole, with whom Margaret enjoyed a special bond, predeceased her in 2004 at age 9. She is survived by two great grandchildren, Shiloh and Coya Nanez.\n\nMargaret was the daughter of Myrtle and Joseph Chereskie of Northampton, Massachusetts and sister to Joanne and Patricia. She grew up during the Great Depression in western Massachusetts where her father worked for the University. As a young woman, she worked for the telephone company as an operator.\n\nShe raised her large family in a small house in Brockton, Massachusetts before heading west. Her husband worked nights so in addition to household tasks she was a part-time coach, amateur medic and chauffer for her six children.\n\nMargaret enjoyed oil and acrylic painting, singing and all of the fine arts. She served as an usher for the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra and enjoyed visiting art museums in all the cities where she lived. A devout Catholic, she volunteered in hospitals and at many church events.\n\nShe spent her last months at Summersett Haven assisted living in Tucson where she enjoyed helping with community meals and making great friends. The family is grateful for Mark, the owner of Summerset Haven who cared for Margaret and her companions with little to no staff through the COVID-19 crisis. A service will be held later this year.