Margaret M. Stec

Passed away on March 05, 2016
Margaret M. (Maxim) Stec, 88, of Wareham, died March 5, 2016 in the Royal Cape Cod Nursing and Rehab. Center, Buzzards Bay. She was the widow of the late Henry J. Stec who died in 1997. Her first husband, Tremaine S. “Bud” Smith died in 1961. She was the daughter of the late Howard F. and Maria L. (Tosi) Maxim. She was born in Wareham and lived there all of her life. Mrs. Stec had worked at St. Patrick’s Church Rectory and Cuddy’s Shoe Store. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, sewing and she was a very good cook. Survivors include her sons, Robert T. Smith and his late wife, Suzanne of Wareham, Howard A. Smith and wife Claire of Wareham; 2 brothers, Charles H. Maxim of Wareham and Raymond S. Maxim of Tampa, FL; 4 sisters, Joanne Osborne of Milford, NH, Nancy M. Connolly and Dorothy DeBlois both of Wareham and Barbara A. DeMello of New Bern, NC; 6 grandchildren, Dawna M. Gauvin and her husband Darryl of Wareham, Howard T. Smith and his wife Amy of Haverhill, David M. Smith and his wife Stephanie of Battle Ground, WA, Kim Costa and her husband Mark of Dartmouth, Kelly Smith of Marion and Katie Crowley and her husband Kyle of Mattapoisett; 13 great grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Frances Lewis and Evelyn E. Mallowes. Her funeral will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, March 11, 2016 from the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Patrick’s Church, 82 High St., Wareham. Burial will follow in Center Cemetery, Wareham. Visiting hours are from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Patrick’s Church, 82 High St., Wareham, MA 02571.