Margaret E. Hesselton, 74

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Shrewsbury – Margaret “Peg” E. (Taylor) Hesselton, 74, passed away Friday June 17, 2011, in Auburn Life Care Center.

She survived by her loving family, including her daughter, Marcia Sylvia of Putnam, Conn., and her children, Johnny, David and Lisa; a son, Steven T. Hesselton and his wife Nancy and their children, Maggie, Tim and Abby Hesselton; three great-grandchildren, Lexi, Eden and Annabelle; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Robert Taylor of Rutland.

Born in Worcester, the daughter of Calvin and Lyola (Knight) Taylor, she graduated from Worcester Commerce High School.

Mrs. Hesselton worked as the head administrative assistant in the credit department at Guaranty Bank and Trust and Bank of New England, before she retired. She was an active participant and board member of the Francis Gardens Association. She gave of herself, not only in her neighborhood, but also by volunteering at the Fallon Clinic. She was always happiest when surrounded by family, but was thrilled by sharing love and life's accomplishments with her grandchildren.

The Hesselton family would like to express sincere thanks and appreciation to the entire staff at Life Care of Auburn, as well as the compassion shared from Evercare Hospice.

Calling hours will be held Tuesday June 21, from 5 to 7 p.m., in Mercadante Funeral Home & Chapel, 370 Plantation St., Worcester, followed immediately by a funeral service at 7 p.m. in the funeral home. Interment in Rural Cemetery of Rutland will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202. For online condolences, please visit http://www.memorialsolutions.com/sitemaker/sites/mercad0/.