Margaret “Peg” (Femino) Camarda

Margaret “Peg” Ann Femino Camarda, was born in Salem in 1955 and remained in Salem for her whole life. Peg was an entrepreneur and ran many businesses over the years in the North Shore. In recent years she owned and operated The Henry Derby House Bed & Breakfast, and The John Edwards House vacation rental in Salem. She has also co-owned and ran Camarda Music Company with her husband Frank. Her home is well known in Salem as “the window box house” for the beautiful flower arrangements she displayed there year after year. She was very visible in the community and contributed in many ways above and beyond her garden design. Above all, Peg was a loving and compassionate person. She always put others before herself, and embodied philosophies such as “everything happens for a reason.” Those of us who knew Peg knew what a truly amazing person she was. Peg was recently diagnosed with a rare and aggressive cancer, which after a courageous battle ultimately claimed her life. She passed peacefully at the Kaplan House in Danvers. Peg leaves behind a husband, Frank Camarda, three children, Lisa and Philip Marchand and Danielle Kiper, and four grandchildren, Lila Marchand, Anthony and Dominic Parisano, and Philip Kiper. Services will be held at St. Peters Church in Salem from 10am-12pm on September 8th. A celebration of her life will follow from 1-6pm at the Arboretum Clubhouse in Peabody on Hawthorne Circle. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Margaret Camarda and sent to 47 Summer Street, Salem, MA 01970 or via paypal to Contact Lisa Marchand @ 978-745-1080 for further details or visit Peg’s Facebook page online.


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