Margaret Tinker

Jun 05, 2017

Calais — Wednesday, May 31, 2017, our loving mother, Margaret Tinker, 102, passed away peacefully in her sleep at the Seaport Health Care in Ellsworth.

She was born in Quincy, Mass., in 1914 to Louis and Nusra Haddad.

Margaret is survived by her children: sons Richard, James, Robert, William, David, Edward and Philip, whom she lived with for more than 30 years; and her daughter, Lorraine.  She was predeceased by her son Glenn in 1975 and her husband, Harvey J. Tinker, in 1979.

During her life she was presented the Rosie the Riveter Award by the state of Maine for her work as a welder at the Four River Shipyard in Quincy, Mass., during World War II.

She lived and raised her nine children in Owls Head and Rockland.  Margaret also lived in Calais, where she worked as a hostess and server for many years at her son Philip’s restaurant, The Townhouse, until her retirement at the age of 92.

Margaret loved all animals, especially her loyal companion of 18 years, Skippy the cat. She was also a lifelong avid Boston Celtics fan.

She leaves behind many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She will be dearly missed by her family and many friends.

Mrs. Tinker will be laid to rest at a later date, beside her beloved husband at Achorn Cemetery, Rockland.

Arrangements are with Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, Rockland.

Comments (1)
Posted by: Doug Curtis Jr. | Jun 10, 2017 23:20

Margaret was a wonderful woman

I will always remember the day she called me to shovel out her doorway so she could get out of her home in Owl's Head. To the Tinker family I send you my sincere condolences. May you rest in Peace.

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