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Marguerite A. Gaddis

July 20, 1935 — June 19, 2024

Oxford

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OXFORD – Marguerite A. (Fries) Gaddis, 88, of Water Street, died on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, in her home. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert W. Gaddis who died in 2021, and her daughter-in-law, Elizabeth A. Gaddis who died in 2020. She is survived by three sons, Mark C. Gaddis of Oxford, Peter W. Gaddis and his wife Lori of Arlington, VA, and Kevin P. Gaddis of Oxford; a sister, Dorothy Proctor of Millbury; six grandchildren, Rocco Merolli and his wife Asia, Rebecca Ide and her husband Mark, Amy Gaddis, Margeret Gaddis, Leiston Gaddis, and Sutton Gaddis and his wife Laura; two great-grandsons, Carter Gaddis and Francis Merolli; and many nieces and nephews.

She was born in Santa Cruz, CA, daughter of the late Augustus and Marguerite (Howes) Fries, and lived in Fresno, CA, Medway, and Dudley, before moving to Oxford in 2021. She was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War.

Mrs. Gaddis owned and operated “The Little Store” in Medway from 1978-1990. She enjoyed oil and watercolor painting, gardening, cooking, baking and decorating cakes, swimming, and taught ceramics in Medway for many years. She was a former member of the Catholic Daughters of Medway and a den mother for Cub Scouts when her sons were young. She was a jack-of-all-trades and was never afraid to try something new.

A funeral Mass and burial at North Cemetery with military honors will be held at a date to be announced.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Veteran's Inc., 69 Grove St., Worcester, MA 01605.

Paradis-Givner Funeral Home in Oxford is directing the arrangements.

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