Margaret Ardito

Obituary of Margaret Ardito

Margaret (Tagliamonte) Ardito, 71, a cherished member of the Woburn community for most of her life before gracefully transitioning to Tewksbury in her later years, passed away peacefully at her home, with her family by her side, on Tuesday, May 7, 2024.

Margaret was born in Somerville, the daughter of the late Sylvio and Mary (Cota) Tagliamonte. She was educated in the Woburn School System and earned her bachelor’s degree from Baypath College.

She was employed as a reading interventionist for the Woburn Public School System and her dedication to education was unwavering. She understood the transformative power of literacy and worked tirelessly to ignite a love for reading in the hearts of her students. Her passion for learning was infectious, and her impact on young minds reverberates through the countless lives she touched.

An artisan with a needle and thread, Margaret found solace and creativity in the art of sewing. Whether crafting intricate embroidery or fashioning delicate garments, she poured her heart and soul into every stitch, creating tangible expressions of her love and dedication. Her garden, a vibrant tapestry of colors and scents, was a reflection of her nurturing spirit, where she cultivated beauty and serenity with every bloom.

Central to Margaret's world were her two beloved children, Michael and Erika. Her dream of motherhood realized, she embraced her role with unwavering devotion, instilling in them the values of kindness, compassion, and perseverance. Their achievements were her proudest moments, and her love for them knew no bounds.

Margaret's warm and welcoming nature endeared her to all who crossed her path. She possessed an innate ability to make others feel valued and understood. Yet, beneath her gentle exterior lay a steely resolve and a knack for leadership, guiding others with wisdom and grace.

One of Margaret's greatest sources of joy was her love for the magic of Disney and her family’s frequent trips to Disney World. She reveled in the opportunity to share the enchanting world of fairy tales and fantasy with her children, finding solace and inspiration in its timeless charm.

Though she bid farewell to her lifelong home in Woburn, Margaret's move to Tewksbury was a testament to her unwavering commitment to family. Closer to her daughter, she embraced this new chapter with courage and grace, finding comfort in the love and support of her loved ones.

Margaret was the wife of the late Francesco Ardito who passed away in 2015 and the sister of the late Ralph Tagliamonte.

She is survived by her two adoring children, Michael Ardito of Waltham and Erika Ardito of Tewksbury, Erika’s boyfriend, who was like a son in law, James Tavares of Dracut, a nephew Paul and his wife Julie Tagliamonte and two great nephews Christian and Nathan Tagliamonte.

At her request, all services were private and at the convenience of her family. Contributions in her memory may be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital at To view her memorial slideshow, or to leave a condolence to her family, please visit

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