Margaret A. Ciolfi (Molloy), obituary

Fri, 07/30/2021 - 1:45pm

ROCKPORT — Margaret Ann Ciolfi (Molloy), 86, died peacefully, following a period of declining health, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at Windward Gardens in Camden.

Peggy (as she was known) was born in Rockland, June 4, 1935, and was one of 13 children born to Michael and Marcena Wilson Molloy.

Following graduation from Rockland High School in 1954, Peggy worked for many years as a telephone operator for New England Telephone Company. In July 1960 she married the love of her life, Gaetano “Tom” Ciolfi. Taking time off to raise her daughter, Peggy later returned to the work force and was the friendly voice on the switchboard at Pen Bay Medical Center.

Upon retirement, in large part to live closer to her granddaughters, Peggy physically moved her cherished home from Route 1 to Rockport Meadows. Peggy enjoyed many Maine summer days relaxing in the sun with a cold
beverage. She also became a fan of college football, not missing any of the games on television, to connect with her granddaughters as they were attending universities throughout the country. She was a fiercely independent

Peggy is survived by her daughter Lisa Liberty and Lisa’s husband Stephen of Orlando, Florida; three granddaughters, Brindsi Liberty of Chicago, Illinois, and Brielle Liberty and Delaney Liberty both of Orlando, Florida.

She is also survived by her sisters Emily DeLaite of Shirley, Massachusetts, Dorothy Murray of Rockland; her brother Thomas Molloy and his wife Flavilla of Rockland; a sister-in-law, Rosary Molloy of East Waterboro;
and many nieces, nephews, and a large extended family.

She was predeceased by her husband, Tom; her parents, her sisters Mary Witham, Alice Kavanagh, and Patricia Mcgowan; her brothers William, John, Lawrence, Richard and Douglas Molloy; as well as her father and mother-in-law, Gaetano and Petronella Ciolfi.

A family graveside service will be held Tuesday, August 10, 2021, at 1 p.m., at Coughlin Memorial Cemetery in Rockland.

For updated service information or to share a memory with the Ciolfi and Molloy families, please visit their Book of Memories at

Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland.