Margaret Carlin

Obituary of Margaret P. Carlin

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Margaret Carolyn Pagani Carlin, 92, formerly of Manchester, Connecticut, wife of the late William “Bill” Carlin, passed away on Saturday, April 9, 2022, in Conway, South Carolina, from complications due to kidney disease, diabetes and Alzheimer’s.  She was the daughter of the late Balilla and Julia Bernardo Pagani.


Margaret was born in Manchester on September 25, 1929, and lived most of her life there before moving with her daughter and son-in-law to Florida then to South Carolina.  She worked for many years at Pioneer Parachute Co, first in the factory then in the office, retiring in 1992.  Upon retirement, she and Bill spent many winters in Foley, Alabama. 


Margaret was a compassionate, caring, generous person her whole life, and a friend to all.  She will always be remembered for her yearly Christmas gifts of homemade Kahlua and fudge (chocolate and peanut butter), as well as her love of shopping at QVC. 


Margaret is survived by her daughter Kathleen Carlin Wirtz and her husband Rob Wirtz of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  She is also survived by her sister Patricia Rovetti of Hudson, NH, three generations of nieces and nephews, and several cousins.  In addition to her husband and parents she was predeceased by her brother William Pagani, sister Mary Ann Pagani Mack, her dog Kelly, and grand-dogs Ruger and Zoe. 


Her family would like to thank the staff of Anderson Oaks Assisted Living in Conway, South Carolina, for their loving and compassionate care over the past three years, her caregivers from Agape Care Hospice of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and her Physician’s Assistant and staff. 


In lieu of flowers we ask that you honor Margaret’s memory through acts of kindness. 


A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 19th at the Church of the Assumption, 27 South Adams St., Manchester.  Family and friends are asked to meet at the church.  Burial will follow at St. James Cemetery, 368 Broad St., Manchester.  Calling hours will be held at the John F. Tierney Funeral Home, 219 West Center St., Manchester, from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, April 18th.



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Calling Hours

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday, April 18, 2022
John F. Tierney Funeral Home
219 West Center Street
Manchester, Connecticut, United States

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Church of the Assumption
27 Adams Street South
Manchester, Connecticut, United States

Committal Prayers

St. James Cemetery
368 Broad Street
Manchester, Connecticut, United States
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