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Margaret A. Brody

October 1, 1940 — April 8, 2024

Watertown

           Margaret Ann Brody, nee Mallach, concluded her life's journey adjusting to its share of joys and struggles, She and a twin sister, Marion, were born siblings to Robert, to their parents Frederick and Ethel Mallach, nee Amadon. The family lived at 302 S. Ninth Street. Fred was a grocer and served on the school board many terms, Ethel was an office worker, and Margaret always liked her childhood neighborhood the best. Tragedy came at the age of six when Marion passed from Margaret's life. After military service with the U.S. Air Force in Korea, Robert would marry Lois Nell and live his life in Racine. Margaret resided in Watertown most all of her life and in death was the last member of her immediate family during the period of 1905-2024.

       Margaret married Frank T. Brody, a U.S. Air Force veteran, and the couple raised three sons. For forty-five years the family was at home at 409 Union Street. She was the mother of Mark, Matthew, and Andrew. She entered the workforce with Bethesda Lutheran Home as a residential aide and served that job over twenty-five years. Her husband, friend and partner, died of cancer in 2012. At the end of her life she resided in a senior facility near her granddaughters, Brittany, Ashley, and Megan, and received kind care from them. She kept the family story in her memories and was a reference to its history, especially remembering all the birthdays.

       When a widowed wife, Margaret adopted the name "Maggie" and her acquaintances at this time may know her by that name. She liked to write letters, visit the hair salon, collect items from thrift stores, feed wildlife, and buy sweets. She enjoyed television, radio, newspapers, and magazines, but never learned computers. It was a pleasure for her to take public transit to Main Street Café and socialize over a meal. She was comforted in lighting a candle at night, and then in old age difficulties, she lit cigarettes, but overcame that habit. Four generations of her lineage were members of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Margaret lived well with caring support from others, for instance, she never drove a vehicle. Her nature was complex in that she had intent to challenge others and to be socially popular, we all managed to cope with each other as a family.

      Margaret requested not to have a funeral. The family will honor her will and leave her legacy as it is in people's impressions. All in all, during the timeline of years making up her life, she was a self that conveyed love, provocative motives, and simple honesty. As she evolved in the stages of life, there was more to Margaret than met the eye, and she did it her way. Goodbye, Margaret, thanks again. You will be remembered by family relatives and friends in the community.
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