Margaret P. (Bridges) Otis

  • Born: November 14, 1935
  • Died: February 27, 2021
  • Location: Melrose, Massachusetts

Robinson Funeral Home

809 Main Street
Melrose, MA 02176

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Tel. (781) 665-1900

Tribute & Message From The Family


Margaret P. Otis, longtime resident of Melrose, passed peacefully on Saturday, February 27, 2021 with her loving family by her side. She was 85.

Born in Saugus on November 14, 1935, Margaret is one of three children of the late Harvey L. and Ethel D. (nee Gray) Bridges. She grew up in Melrose and Saugus. She graduated from Melrose High School in 1953. In 1952 she met James H. Otis, Jr. It was love at first sight, and they were married on May 25, 1957 at Trinity Church in Melrose.

Due to Jim's time in the military and his work the family moved around until settling in Melrose in 1962.

Margaret was an exceptionally loving wife, mother, and friend. She adored her family and was proud of all their accomplishments. She enjoyed gardening with her children, yearly trips to Bar Harbor with family, and traveling throughout Europe.

Margaret's love, warmth, and kindness will be deeply missed.

Margaret was the loving wife of James H. Otis, Jr, with whom she shared 63 years of marriage. Devoted mother of James H. Otis and his wife Lois of Malden, Stephen L. Otis of Melrose, Judith L. Otis of Salem, NH, and Melissa A. Bodvar and her late husband Carl of Malden. Loving sister of Harvey L. Bridges and his late wife Jane of Saugus, and the late Olive Martin and her late husband Richard. Proud grandmother of Brittany, Amy and her husband Bill, William, Margaret and her husband Jacob, and Hannah. Cherished great grandmother of Lana Travis.

Services for Margaret will remain private. Interment in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Melissa and Judy- so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Never an easy time. If either of you need anything, Bill and I are here for you. Stay strong. Sending prayers to all. Bill and Donna Groark

Posted by Bill and Donna Groark - Friend   March 03, 2021

Melissa and Judy- so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Never an easy time. If either of you need anything, Bill and I are here for you. Stay strong. Sending prayers to all. Bill and Donna Groark

Posted by Bill and Donna Groark - Friend   March 03, 2021

Love you so much nana
xoxo Hannie

Posted by Hannah Bodvar - malden, MA - grandchild   March 01, 2021

Mom, I miss you so much! You were such a precious mother, love you bunches

Posted by Judy otis - Salem, NH - Daughter   March 01, 2021

Amy, Jimmy, Lois, Brittany & the entire Otis Family, I am so sorry for the loss of your precious Mom/Nana. I have found memories of visiting her in our teens with Amy. She knit me a beautiful scarf which I still have and she attempted to teach me some knitting ;) She would always offer advise to help my grandmother who she didn't even know which shows how kind she was. Take comfort in the memories you have and hold on to each other.

Posted by Janine Long (Burns) - Methuen, MA - Family Friend   March 01, 2021

Sorry for the loss of Auntie!!
She will be missed and loved forever!!

Posted by Nancie DeMellia - SALEM, NH - Family   March 01, 2021

Miss you mom, you were the best mother ever! Love you so much!

Posted by judith otis - Salem, NH - Daughter   February 28, 2021

I'm so sorry to learn this. Keep your memories close.

Posted by Bill Huntress - melrose - Family   February 28, 2021

Our deepest condolences to you all.. Margaret was always so kind to everyone. Sending Prayers and Love

Posted by Susan and David Moulton - Family   February 28, 2021