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Margaret M. Ogden

September 3, 2013

Margaret M. Ogden

CUMBRLAND - OGDEN, Margaret M., 98, of Cumberland, passed away on September 1, 2013. She was the wife of the late Ralph N. Ogden. Margaret was born in Cumberland the daughter of the late William and Mary Conway DeRosier.
After graduating from Bryant College and Rhode Island College she returned to Cumberland High School where she taught for ten years. In 1939, she accepted the challenge of overseeing the publishing of the first Cumberland High School yearbook, the ''Reflector'' which was dedicated to her, Margaret M. DeRosier. She continued teaching English and Business and served as faculty advisor of the yearbook until 1945 when she married Ralph N. Ogden. She had to resign because newly married women teachers could not continue to teach. When they moved to Pawtucket she did substitute teaching in Pawtucket and Providence and taught C.C.D. classes at St. Leo School.
She was a long-time active member of the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, served on the board and volunteered in the hospital. She was Past President and Treasurer of the Pawtucket Garden Club. She loved reading, sketching and painting approximately one hundred pictures.
She is survived by two nephews, Edward DeRosier and his wife Renee and William DeRosier and his wife Ramona and their families of Cumberland. A cousin Edward Horsfield and his wife Fran and their family of Cumberland. She leaves a cousin Sister Dorothy Rooney, SSJ of Philadelphia who spent summers with her. She also leaves two special friends Angela Moran and her son Andrew of Pawtucket who supported her when she needed them. She leaves a sister-in-law Alice DeRosier also of Cumberland and is predeceased by her brother Edward (Ted) DeRosier.
The funeral for Mrs. Ogden will be held Wednesday, September 4th from the MANNING-HEFFERN FUNERAL HOME, 68 Broadway, Pawtucket. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial in the Church of St. Leo the Great, Blessed Pope John Paul II Parish, 697 Central Avenue, Pawtucket at 11:00 AM with calling hours at the funeral home beginning at 9:00 AM. Burial will be in Mt. St. Mary's Cemetery, Pawtucket. For online condolences and directions please visit

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