Obituary: Margaret L. Rand

Margaret L. Rand, at 66
Margaret L. (Mitchell) Rand died June 8, at age 66, after a year-long, courageous battle with brain cancer. 
Proudly born and raised in Hull Village, the woman everyone knew as Peggy loved this small beach community. While raising her three children, she held many roles within the community, including as a member of the Hull Parent Teacher Organization, Hull Boosters Club, and St. Ann’s Parish, volunteering at school book fairs, and running the snack shack for the Hull Little League, just to name a few. 
For more than 25 years, she provided in-home day care for countless numbers of Hull families. She loved each of those children as her own and was proud to attend their graduations and weddings and to meet their children in recent years. Mrs.  Rand also owned Cakes By Peggy and worked at Schooner’s and South Shore Hospital. In her last few years she enjoyed working at The Inn at Scituate Harbor. 
Mrs. Rand enjoyed gardening, entertaining, sewing, baking, traveling, watching beautiful Hull sunsets, being on the beach with her friends, and rooting for her beloved Boston teams. Most of all, she enjoy spending time with her pride and joy, her grandchildren. Her warm, kind, gentle spirit will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
The beloved wife of George T. Rand Jr. for 44 years and treasured daughter of William G. Mitchell of Hull and the late Irene (Dunphy) Mitchell, she was the cherished mother of Julie Foster and her husband, Michael, and Kathryn Rand, all of Hull, and Christopher Rand of Hanover. She was the loving Mimi of Joseph Bradley and Olivia, Isla, and Finley Rand; she also was the dear sister of Betty Ann Doherty and her husband, Wayne, of Whitman; Kathryn Mitchell, of Scituate; Jack Mitchell and his wife, Leigh, of Scituate; and Marie Mitchell, of Norwell. Mrs. Rand is also survived by many beloved in-laws, nieces, nephews, and devoted friends. 
Her funeral Mass at St. Ann’s Church is scheduled for this morning – Thursday, June 14 – at 11 a.m. Burial will take place at Hull Village Cemetery. 
Memorial donations may be made to the Emma Ryan Memorial Scholarship Fund, 562 Nantasket Ave., Hull, MA 02045. See for online condolences.