Margaret King

Tue, 08/02/2022 - 11:30am

Margaret “Peggy” King of Boothbay Harbor passed away peacefully on Aug. 1, 2022 with her family by her side.

Peggy was born on Dec. 16, 1926, in Holliston Massachusetts to Helen and William F. Sheehan.

Peggy grew up in Holliston, Massachusetts and graduated from Holliston High School. She worked for the Jensen Insurance company prior to marrying William “Bill” King in 1951.

Peggy and Bill spent many years raising their family in Buenos Aires, Argentina. They also lived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Montevideo, Uruguay; and Caracas, Venezuela before retiring to Stuart, Florida where they were active members of the Stuart Yacht and Country Club. Boothbay Harbor became the family's home base when they returned to the United States for visits and their summer home for 50 years. Peggy ultimately made Boothbay Harbor her final home to be close to friends and family.

Peggy was an outstanding athlete, but she was most known as an exceptional golfer. She was equally talented as an accomplished piano player. Peggy enjoyed fly fishing in the lakes in Southern Argentina and enjoyed any time she could be on or near the water. Peggy was also a very skilled seamstress and was known for the beautiful quilts she made.

Peggy was happiest when she was surrounded by family and friends. Peggy was a strong intelligent woman who was an amazing mother, role model and mentor for her three daughters Carolyn, Susan and Eileen.

Peggy was predeceased by her husband Bill of 60 years, her brother Billy Sheehan and her sisters Helen Johnson and Anne Sheehan.

Peggy leaves behind her three daughters and sons-in-law: Carolyn King and Matthew Buckley, Susan and Don Riechel, Eileen King and Thomas Woodin; two grandchildren, Elisa and Douglas Riechel, a great-grandson Harrison and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at the Chesmore Funeral home in Holliston, Massachusetts. Viewing hours will take place from 4-6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5. A funeral mass will take place at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6 at St. Mary’s church in Holliston. Peggy will be buried at the St. Mary’s cemetery after the funeral mass.

The family would like to thank the entire staff at St Andrews Village who welcomed Peggy into Independent living, kept her safe through the pandemic, transitioned her to assisted living and cared for her through her final days.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in memory of Peggy King to the Boothbay Region Education Foundation. Checks can be sent to 51 Emery Lane, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538 or donate by going to to make donations online.

Hall’s of Boothbay has care of the arrangements. To extend online condolences, please visit