Margery E. Diaz

Margery E. (Wigton) Diaz – 98, of North Andover, formerly of Estero, FL and North Reading, died Saturday, February 10, 2018, at the Lawrence General Hospital after a brief illness, with her daughter and granddaughter by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Arthur J. Diaz, Sr.

Born in Albany, NY on October 19, 1919, she was the daughter of the late William and Beulah (Casner) Wigton. She was a graduate of Melrose High School and Cambridge Secretarial School in Cambridge.

Margery worked as the secretary for the Union Congregational Church in North Reading for seventy years, where she was a member of the Faith Circle and the  Monday Club. She was also a private secretary for R.M. Bradley and a member of and a secretary for the Pelican R.V. Association in Florida. She was a member of the Civilian Defense Corp, during World War II.

She loved Spelling Bees, scrabble challenges with Lori, Bingo, her owl collection and her beloved Red Sox.

Family members include her loving daughter, Melissa Standley of North Reading; sons, Arthur J. Diaz, Jr. and Donald J. Diaz, her brother-in-law, Arnold Diaz and his wife Susan, all of South Carolina; four grandchildren, Lori, Matt, Jeni and Sara; three great grandchildren, Blaize, Zoe and Phineas.

Her funeral will be held at the Union Congregational Church, 148 Haverhill Street, North Reading on Tuesday, February 20 at 10:30 AM, calling hours will be held prior to the service at church from 9:30 to 10:30 AM. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery in North Reading. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to: New England Paralyzed Veterans of America, 1208 VFW Parkway, Suite 301, West Roxbury, MA 02132 or to the charity of one’s choice.

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