PORTLAND — Margaret “MEG” Greenleaf Trinward, 87, of Waterford, died Friday, Oct. 5, at Maine Medical Center, due to pulmonary complications.
Margaret was born April 6, 1925, in Waterford, to Edith (Millett) and George L. Greenleaf four years after the birth of her one sister, Florence. The family moved to Norway, where Margaret went to school, graduating from Norway High School in 1942. Margaret was active in sports, music and drama. She graduated from Bliss Business College in 1945, and was a commercial business teacher at Bucksport High School for three years. During teaching, she coached basketball, softball and prize speaking. She then moved to Bethel and taught at Telstar High School..
On Aug. 22, 1948, Margaret married John W. Trinward. They have been married for 64 loving years. They had four children that they spent many happy hours with skiing at Sunday River, golfing at the Bethel Inn, school and college activities and watching a variety of their sporting events. Margaret was active in the Oxford County Cancer Unit, West Parish Congregational Church, Sunday school teacher, deacon, member of Norway Country Club right up to this year, charter member of Sunday River Ski Club, the Barton Reading Club and the Congregational UCC in Waterford.
She got a hole-in-one during her 80th year while living in Florida. Due to her husband’s association with the dental profession, the Shrine and the Bethel Savings Bank committees (now Northeast Bank), the couple did a great deal of traveling around the world. The Trinwards have been living at their current home on Papoose Pond since 1987.
Her greatest cross to bear was the loss of her only daughter, Nancy at the age of 41, after coping with diabetes from the age of 11. Margaret also lost her sister, Florence, earlier than ever expected.
Surviving are her husband, Jack; her three sons, Steve Trinward of Nashville, Tenn., John and Pam Trinward of Waterville and Kevin and Cindy Trinward of Gray; six grandchildren, JT and Sarah Trinward of South Portland, Kate and Akanimo Udo of Washington, D.C., Misty and Nick Fitzgerald of Salem, Mass., Andrea and Kyle Kwaczala of Bridgeport, Conn., Kyle Trinward of Stratham, N.H., and Eric Trinward of Gray and girlfriend, Alison Olmstead; and two great-grandchildren, Felix and Lucy Trinward of South Portland.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.oxfordhillsfuneralservices.com.