The Watertown Foundation Board of Trustees are deeply saddened by the loss of our past president, fellow trustee, and dear friend, Margaret “Peg” Durkee.

We pause to honor and remember a woman whose service to the people of Watertown and Oakville knew no bounds.  She has left us far too soon, and she will be dearly missed. From her service as Postmaster for our town to her career as a respected realtor, Peg had an in-depth knowledge and understanding of our community. She donated countless volunteer hours through service to the Commission on Aging, the Rotary Club, Crimestoppers, the Watertown Foundation and many more organizations. Peggy truly made Watertown and Oakville a better place to live, learn, work, thrive and laugh.


If you would like to honor Peg’s legacy with a gift to the Watertown Foundation, please click to Donate below and also email your donor information (names and address) to so that we may acknowledge your gift with the Durkee family.

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Watertown Foundation, Our Heritage

The Watertown Foundation will celebrate 100 years of charitable giving to Watertown and Oakville in a few short years. The Watertown Foundation and its members invite you to join our milestone journey to a century of community service.

The Watertown Foundation is the only community foundation dedicated solely to the Watertown and Oakville community.

A group of residents established the Watertown Foundation in 1925 to enhance the quality of life in our community through local charity. By combining their gifts and working together to invest their contributions and assess the community’s needs, our charter members began an extraordinary legacy.

Today, many of your neighbors continue to support the foundation’s exceptional tradition of community giving. This invitation to membership is your opportunity to join them.

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