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Margaret Ann (Shortsleeves) Harlow
April 25, 2024


We are heartbroken to announce Margaret Ann (Shortsleeves) Harlow passed away peacefully on April 25, 2024, with her son by her side. She was 79 years old.

Peggy was born November 28, 1944 in Revere, MA. She grew up in Malden, MA, and attended Malden High School. Peggy was most recently a longtime resident of Saugus.

She is survived by her longtime partner, Henry Colella of Saugus, her son, William Olson and wife Sandra Olson of Derry, NH, her sister Liz Culver and husband Casey of Everett, MA, and grandsons, Nicholas, Thomas, and Benjamin Olson of NH. Also survived by her sister in laws, Irene Callahan Short and Marianne Shortsleeves as well as 17 Nieces and Nephews.

Peggy was predeceased by father, John Shortsleeves and mother, Margaret Graffam of Malden, MA, brothers Jack Short, Arthur Shortsleeves, James Shortsleeves, and William Shortsleeves.

A true giver at heart, Peggy loved to serve others and has been a member of both the Malden Moose, and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Peggy always enjoyed children, and they always loved her. In her work she lovingly cared for two boys with special needs for 17 years.

Together, Peggy and Henry cruised the world. She especially enjoyed cruising the Mediterranean; touting Turkey, Greece, and Santorini as her favorites. Having sailed on 77 different cruises, she and Henry received a certificate commemorating more than 2 years at sea.

Visiting hours will be held at the A. J. Spadafora Funeral Home, 865 Main Street, Malden on Saturday, May 4th from 12:00pm-2:00pm. A service will be held at 1:30pm during the visitation. Relatives and close friends are respectfully invited to attend a dinner following the service at 2:30pm at Anthony’s, 105 Canal St Malden.

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Spadafora Funeral Home
865 Main Street
Malden, MA 02148