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Margaret Cargill

May 27, 1946 - March 27, 2017

Service Date: April 3, 2017

A Celebration of Life, Monday, April 3 from 4:00PM until 7:00PM

Obituaries » Margaret Cargill

Margaret Cargill passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, March 27. She was surrounded and supported by family and friends.

Margaret was born and raised in the Rochester, NY area where she first discovered her love for the water alongside Lake Ontario. She later attended Vermont College before returning to upstate New York and starting her family. Margaret adopted Newburyport as her home in 1979, where she raised her three children, launched a career in real estate, and became an integral part of the Newburyport community. Over her 35-year career, Margaret came to be a true icon in the local real estate community. She was honored often for her accomplishments, but most rewarding for Margaret was the many dear friendships she was able to form through her work. The times Margaret cherished most were sharing childhood memories with her sisters, vacationing in Maine with her family, walking the mudflats of Cape Porpoise with her grandchildren in search of sand dollars, and laughing with her friends.


Margaret is survived by her three children, Catharene Cargill of Haverhill, and her husband Dave LaBrode, Megan Cargill McGough of West Roxbury, and her husband Don, and Kerry (K.C.) Cargill, Jr. of Exeter, NH, and his fiancée Alexis Wile; her sisters Mary Vaughn Wolff and Deborah Vaughn Smith; her six Grandchildren, Will, Maggie and Ellie, Kaya, Holden and Henley; and her nieces, Amy Wolff, Jennifer Wolff Jones, Rebecca Bauer Lock, and Emily Bauer Morgan. She is pre-deceased by her parents Remsen (Red) Stoddard Vaughn and Catharene Bussell Vaughn; and her sister Martha Vaughn Bauer.


A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, April 3, 2017, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., in Steeple Hall at Mission Oak Grill, 26 Green Street, Newburyport.  A special tribute will take place at 5:00 p.m. Arrangements are by the Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main Street, Haverhill. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to At Your Haven, 5 Mossey Lane, Pelham, NH 03076. Please visit Comeau Funeral Home on Facebook or