Consigli Ruggerio Funeral Home

Margaret Penner (Corsi), 90

    Margaret Penner (Corsi), age 90, passed away gracefully on October 13, 2020 at the Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket RI.. 

    Margaret (Maggie) was born on February 10, 1930, in Cortland, NY to Antonino Corsi and Assunta Spaziani. Margaret’s mother traveled from Sgurgola, Italy to Ellis Island on the SS Giulio Cesare in 1922 with $16 in her pocket and little knowledge of the English language to start a family. This very fortitude and resilience of her mother’s was in Margaret’s blood from her birth until her very last breath. 

Margaret married John Penner in 1950, whom she met while working as a soda jerk in upstate New York. They were a duo with an unmatchable wit and dry humor that they passed down to all of their kids and grandkids.

    Margaret and John had 4 children: Michele (Mikki), Patrick, Jon and Michael. Her children were her everything and she was quite often brought to tears when simply speaking their names. 


    Margaret spent the majority of her working life cooking, baking, and running her family’s restaurant on Cape Cod, aptly named “Margarite’s”. She became well known for her sass and her “hot fudge pie”, that she even baked for other restaurants she worked for until her late 70s in both Massachusetts and Fort Myers, Florida. 

Our dear Maggie was a tenacious, unapologetic, hilarious woman who labored over desserts and pasta dishes until her feet could support her over her kitchen stove no longer. She was our beautiful fighter. Margaret persevered when colon cancer tried to steal her away from us in the 80s, she battled with a struggling heart that tried to take her from us in the 2000s, and then she bravely tried to mend her broken heart after the loss of her sacred daughter in 2015. We will forever be inspired by Maggie’s unshakeable resilience, her fire, her confidence, her sense of style, and her outspoken, brazen sense of self. Our matriarch was often heard saying to us, “Bless your heart”, and we echo those very same sentiments to her until we finally meet again. 


    Margaret is predeceased by her son, Patrick, her sister, Genevieve, her husband, John, and her precious daughter, Mikki. She is survived by her two beloved sons, Jon and Michael, her daughter-in-law, Sue, her son-in-law Greg, her granddaughter, Erin, and her two grandsons, Michael and Max.   


    There are no calling hours. The funeral and burial will be at the convenience of the family.

    Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Consigli Ruggerio Funeral home 46 Water St. Milford MA.


    In lieu of flowers, we lovingly suggest that donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 

Guest Book

I’m so sorry for your loss of Maggie, I have such fond and fun memories of her. I wish both of you the best. I know how hard she’ll be missed. Steve and Paula Fisher
Steve Fisher

My thoughts are with you and your family. Sending lots of love, healing and heart to heart hugs. May all of the beautiful, fun, loving memories bring you comfort and healing 💜🙌🏼💜 Jenn H
Jenn H

Mike, Sue, Michael and Max, My sincere condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are for you during this difficult time. Bob McLaughlin
Bob McLaughlin

Very sorry for your family's loss Mike. You and your family will be in our thought and prayers.
Lou F

Sorry for your loss Penner....thoughts and prayers to you and your family....
Michael Grande

Jon and Mike! Sending hugs and prayers to you both! So sorry for your loss of your mom! She was a lovely, funny , vibrant woman and I’m so happy I had the pleasure of knowing her! So many fond memories from our camping days in NY, family cookouts and our time together here on the Cape and our visits years ago in Fort Myers! May she Rest In Peace. You both take care❤️
Trudy Babineau

So sorry for your loss, Jon.
Terry Hochmuth

Erin and the entire family, my sincerest condolences. I heard many a story from Erin about Nonna! I felt I knew her and loved her! Her spirit will go on and she fought the amazing fight. Love and Prayers, Mary, Charles, Rebecca, Nicholas and Fitzy Kennedy-Hall
Mary Kennedy

So sorry for your loss, Mike, Sue, Micheal, and Max. Beautiful tribute to her.
Anna Tupper

Such a very sad time,my heart goes out to everyone.I feel so very fortunate to have had Maggie in my life and to have witnessed the forever unconditional love she had for Erin. Words can’t even explain the legacy she has left behind. Sure hope the many laughs she gave us help during this difficult time and also knowing Mikki and Nonno are with her now. Love you all,Donna Ednie
Donna Ednie

My most sincere condolences to all who are grieving, due to the loss of Maggie who I know, only through the words of her granddaughter Erin. The stories and memories I’ve read, throughout the years, truly paint a picture of a wildly fun and hilarious woman overflowing with personality and an unmatched sense of humor. I hope the memories will, in time, bring comfort to the broken hearts. Rest peacefully Maggie.
Amanda Gracia

I have so many memories of Maggie and the whole Penner family, starting in Binghamton, NY, Norwich and Watertown, NY, Southwick Beach on Lake Ontario, Cape Cod and Ft. Myers, FL. Our family's seemed to always manage to stay together. I feel a great sadness for your loss, John and Michael. Hugs and love go out to you. Maggie Memories will live on! She was one of a kind. RIP Maggie♥️
Debbie Fisher Marascia

Our Deepest Sympathy. Maggy was part of our "Fab Four". We shared many meals here at Magnolia Heights. She will be missed. May she rest in peace. Vivian, Roberta, & Jo
Vivian, Roberta, & Jo

So sorry for your loss of Aunt Maggie I know you will all miss her. I have such fond memories of her. Wishing you all the best! Steve and Paula Fisher
Steve Fisher

Nonna has hundreds of fans in LA who got to know her through Erin’s stories. What a woman. What a loss. She will be dearly missed. Our hearts are with the Penner family 💖.
Janet Kim

Margaret (or Nonna) was a large presence all the way here in Los Angeles thanks to her granddaughter, Erin. So much so that many of us feel her loss here. Sending love to Erin and the entire family. And to Nonna, your legacy and inspiration live on. Love, -Jessalyn and Penelope
Jessalyn Gilsig

So sorry for your loss. I know how much you loved her

Our condolences to the Mike Penner and the family. May the Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief.
Raquel & Angel Rivera

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