Survivors include three daughters, Kathleen Michaud of Salem, MA, Barbara Weldon, and her husband William, of New Hope, PA, and Patricia Dickerson of Inverness, FL; one son, Earl Dearborn, II, and his wife Kay, of Lafayette, LA; six grandchildren, Elizabeth and Ryan Weldon, Jim and Michelle Michaud, and Richard and Diana Dearborn; and five great-grandchildren, Amanda Michaud, Kirk Dyer, Sophie Michaud, and Jason and Joseph Dearborn.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl H. Dearborn; her parents, Julia and John Kuchta; one brother, John Kenna; and three sisters, Irene Planchar, Mary Lewis, and Helen Harris.
Margaret battled cancer for 26 years, fighting four cancers, and was an eight year survivor of the most recent bout.
She was a member of the Medical Auxiliary in Citrus County, FL, which was responsible for the creation of Hospice of Citrus County. While in Citrus County she was also an active member of the United Way. She was involved with the Girl Scouts in West Newton, MA, and the YWCA in Ridgewood, NJ. She also served as an active volunteer in Lafayette, LA for Hospice of Acadiana, and the Miles Perret Center.
In her free time, she enjoyed working in her yard, gardening, counseling cancer patients through the Miles Perret Center, and spending time with her friends and family.