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Obituary for Margaret M Vaughan (Buttimer)

Margaret Mary Buttimer [Margot] was born on August 11, 1952 in Medford, Massachusetts to Yolanda (Troisi) and John Arthur Buttimer. She spent her childhood in Winchester (MA) and attended Sacred Heart Academy in Newton (MA). She matriculated to Marymount College in Tarrytown (NY) where she excelled in History and Political Science. She continued her education at New York University where she received Masters Degrees in Finance and Political Science.

Margot spent almost her entire professional life in marketing financial services, working for American Express, Citibank, and ultimately Mastercard International where she was a Senior Vice President. She loved her work, and particularly treasured her many years at Mastercard working with a team that became her second family. She travelled extensively for Mastercard and enjoyed familiarizing herself with different business cultures and local restaurants.

Margot was a devoted mother to daughters Kirsten and Caroline and wife to her husband Thomas. She spent countless hours at soccer games, cherished her “shopping excursions” with her daughters, and worshiped NFL Sundays with her family cheering on TB12. Family vacations to Martha’s Vineyard, St. John (USVI), and Positano (Italy) brought her special joy. She was committed to providing her daughters with the best education possible and always emphasized the importance of loyalty and persistence.

Margot was an elegant woman and always fashionably attired. Yet under this ‘chic’ veneer was a kind, generous, and humble individual who was devoted to her Catholic faith.

To say that Margot was energetic would be an understatement. She worked tirelessly until stricken with ALS in 2015. Even then, she continued working and helped to raise funds and awareness for ALS research while combating a brutal disease. Margot moved permanently to her dream home in Edgartown (MA) in 2019 and outlived her prognosis in valiant fashion.

Margot is survived by her husband of 35 years, Thomas, her daughters Kirsten and Caroline, her brother John Randazzo and his wife Judy, her step sons Lindsey and Christopher and their families, and many cousins, nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her long time caregiver and companion, Natalee Miller.

Margot made friends everywhere she went and maintained those friendships until her death. Her family knows that she wished to ‘say’ a special heartfelt thank you to her Zoom ladies who always brought a smile to her face.

Funeral from the Lane Funeral Home, 760 Main St. Winchester on Wednesday, August 10th at 10AM followed by a mass of Christian burial at St. Mary’s Church 158 Washington St. Winchester at 11 AM. Visiting hours at the funeral home on Tuesday August, 9th from 4-8PM Friends and family are kindly invited. Interment Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. For online condolences, please visit

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to ALS research at Massachusetts General Hospital through sALSa for a Cure and Save a Dog where she rescued two devoted four leggers, Kodi and Mylo.