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January 15, 2021

Margaret Archer “Margo” (Steers) Cutler

Private Service

Margaret Archer “Margo” (Steers) Cutler, of Hingham, died peacefully at her home on Friday, January 15, 2021. She was 80. 

Margo, was the beloved wife for 46 years of the late Robert J. Cutler, who died in 2011. She was the devoted mother/mother in-law of Robert J. Cutler, Jr. (Gretchen Kinder) of Hingham, Cindy Swartwood  (Alex) of Cohasset, Aaron Cutler (Katie) of Scituate, Ben Cutler (Katie Doran-Cutler) of Hingham, and Margaret the dog (yes, she named her dog after herself). Margo was a doting grandmother to Charlie, Sophie and Whit Swartwood, all of Cohasset, Libby, George and Bo Cutler, all of Scituate and Lily Cutler of Hingham. She was the dear sister of Sally Clark, Nancy Bruno, Polly Weeks, Betsy Regan and Maryann Campisano, and sister in-law to Alice Cutler. Margo was preceded in death by her siblings Judy, Bobby and Mike Steers. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends. 

Born in Dedham on November 8, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Margaret (Liddell) Steers. Margo was raised in Dedham with eight siblings and a goat named Julius. She graduated from Dedham High School with the Class of 1957. After high school, Margo lived in California before moving back to live and work in Boston.

Margo was the co-owner and vice president of Energy Retailers, a gasoline wholesaler in Massachusetts. She enjoyed her work and the relationships she built throughout the years. After retirement she and Robbie enjoyed spending their winters in Sanibel and she continued to spend her winters there after his death.

Margo had a fierce sense of fairness and loyalty, a wonderful and giving heart, and always advocated for those less fortunate. Margo was a steadfast friend who reliably swooped in to help in times of need. She was a long-time volunteer at FISH in Sanibel and The Hingham Senior Center. She was a past member of the Hingham Garden Club and for years played on a bowling league at South Shore Country Club with her many friends. She was an avid reader of mysteries; an avid gardener and a harbinger of spring when she was seen pruning her prize roses; she loved travel, cheese, goats, flamingos, crosswords and scratch tickets. Margo loved her home in Crow Point and seized any opportunity to entertain there.  Christmas Eve and her annual 4th of July celebration were just two long-standing events hosted by Margo, and there were many more impromptu gatherings throughout the year. There were always peanut butter cookies and chocolate chip cookies freshly made in her cookie jar. More than anything, though, Margo adored her family.

Margo loved her children and grandchildren unconditionally and showered them with gifts at every opportunity. A visit to her kitchen for dinner would inevitably result in the guest leaving laden with bags of food and knick knacks. Mimi, as she was known to her grandchildren, was a wonderful confidant with a treasure trove of gummy bears, chocolate salted caramels, excessive birthday and Christmas (and sometimes Hanukkah) gifts. In their eyes, she was chef extraordinaire who consistently produced unparalleled pancakes and grilled cheese. She was also a dear friend to them and made each one feel special in their own way.

Margo’s graveside service will be held privately in Hingham Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in Margo’s name to: Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation National Headquarters ATTN: Financial Operations, 733 Third Avenue, Ste. 510, NY, NY 10017; Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168; The McCourt Foundation, 100 Grandview Road Ste. 100, Braintree, MA 02184; Grampy’s Charities, 261 Ledyard St., New London, CT 06320. 

Although we cannot gather together at this time, a memorial will be planned when it is deemed safe, so that we all have an opportunity to come together to celebrate Margo’s blessed life. Friends may still offer their support by sharing a special memory or message by clicking the link above.