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Margaret Alice Rankin

July 10, 1925 ~ February 28, 2022 (age 96)


Margaret Alice Rankin, 96, of Bristol, CT passed away peacefully on Monday, February 28, 2022.
Margaret was born on July 10, 1925 in Fayston, VT, the eldest child of the late Frank and Mary (Carter) Broadwell. Margaret grew up in Vermont before moving to Bristol with her father, working at New Departure during WWII, and bringing the rest of the family to CT. After marrying Alton ‘Pete’ Rankin, they lived and worked in Hartford, then moved to Bristol after starting a family. Margaret loved being a homemaker and caring for her five sons. Her kindness and generosity stood out and endeared her to all who knew her.
She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Martin and Janet of Clinton, ME, Robert and Elizabeth of Bristol, Bryon and Margie of Bristol, Clifford and Amy of Randolph Center, VT, and Ronald and Lori of Tarpon Springs, FL; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Margaret was predeceased by her husband Alton, and her siblings, Raymond, Delbert, William, Veronica, Allen and Francis.
The family plans for a celebration of Margaret’s life at a later date.

In lieu of flowers: Margaret was an avid reader and literacy advocate, and donations can be made in her name to any local library.

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