Margot E. Ivers, 69, of Marblehead passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022, surrounded by her family after a two-and-a-half-year battle with esophageal and pancreatic cancers. She was the beloved wife of James Ivers, with whom she shared 38 years of marriage.
Born in Chicago, Margot was the daughter of the late John J. Enright and Patricia (Garvy) Enright Allen.
She was the devoted mother to Allison I. Bourque and her husband, Ryan, and Andrew Ivers and his wife, Sara. She was also the cherished “Gram” to her 18-month old granddaughter. She was predeceased by her sisters, Stella Demaret and Lynne Napolilli. She is survived by her siblings, Dianne Guest and John J. Enright, as well as many beloved nieces and nephews.
Margot grew up in Chicago and graduated from Regina Dominican High School in 1971 and John Carroll University in Cleveland in 1975. Being a foreign-language major with a passion for travel, she became a flight attendant with TWA, where she met her husband and many wonderful lifelong friends. She held various local administrative assistant positions over the years but was best known as the secretary to the principal at Marblehead High School for over 10 years.
Margot was an active volunteer within the Marblehead school system while her children were growing up. One of Margot’s greatest gifts was her devotion to her friendships. She maintained close lifelong friendships with her JCU college girls, The Beach Club community, multiple tennis groups, book club friends and past coworkers, just to name a few.
She was described as a “warrior” by her medical team at Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center and was a favorite patient to the nurses on Ellison 16.
Despite her diagnosis and multiple complications, Margot was determined to meet her granddaughter and walk down the aisle at her daughter Allison’s wedding on June 19, 2022. Both wishes were granted with many thanks to her MGH care team and the never-ending support of her family and community of friends.
Service Information: Visiting hours for Margot were held at Eustis & Cornell of Marblehead, 142 Elm St., and her funeral Mass was held on Thursday, Nov. 10 at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, 85 Atlantic Ave, Marblehead.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Margot’s memory to the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center: https://giving.massgeneral.org/where-to-give/cancer-center/. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy for the Ivers family may be shared at eustisandcornellfuneralhome.com.