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Margaret K. McGarry

April 16, 2020

Margaret K. McGarryMargaret K. McGarry, 95, of Watertown passed away Thursday morning, April 16, 2020, at Samaritan Summit Village where she had resided for over four years.

She was born in Watertown on February 13, 1925, daughter of Everett and Sarah Kelly Kirkland and was a graduate of Watertown High School. On March 18, 1944 she married William H. McGarry.

Margaret was a telephone operator for NY Telephone Company. She was a communicant of Immaculate Conception Church, Brownville. She enjoyed loving her pets, gardening, knitting, boating, cross country skiing, and traveling.

Along with her husband of 76 years, William, Margaret is survived by her daughter-in-law Virginia I. McGarry, LaFargeville and sister-in-law Marion Kirkland, Watertown, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her son James P. McGarry, April 27, 2007, grandson James D. McGarry, November 14, 1999, three brothers, Edward, Everett, and William Kirkland, and sister Ann Jesperson.

A mass will be held at Immaculate Conception Church at a time and date to be announced. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery at the convenience of her family. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown and online condolences to Margaret's family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#8 Dave Carpenter 2020-04-21 12:11
My Aunt Margaret was king and caring. Loving and generous. Friend to all, especially those of fur and feathers. Many fond memories of her include hunting for praying mantis in her backyard shrubs, eating sugar cookies with lemonade, birdwatching out her large window, waiting for her and Uncle Bill to arrive in Wisconsin after a long drive from New York, camping and canoeing together, and just laughing together. She had a great laugh. But, most of all I remember her kind and gentle spirit. I love you, Aunt Margaret. Thinking of you, Uncle Bill. Love, David Carpenter
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#7 Diana Dean-Woodward 2020-04-20 10:28
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May you keep your memories close during this difficult time. You probably won't remember me, but my Aunt Ruth O'Neill used to live next door to you. My condolences.

Diana (Dean) Woodward
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#6 Sandra baril 2020-04-19 14:55
my deepest sympathy’s for your loss.Maggie was a wonderful lady who will be greatly missed at Summit village.
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#5 Ernie LaClair 2020-04-19 10:31
Condolences to the family. I got to know them through my sister Virginia, truly wonderful people and Marg will surely be missed.
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#4 Peter and Amie 2020-04-18 21:52
We are so saddened to hear of Marg's passing. We will always cherish our visits to your home in Brownville and watching the birds and deer in the backyard. Hearing stories about your pets, and having the pleasure to know Mickey and Sam. As well as caring for them at the veterinary clinic. Our thoughts and prayers for comfort at this time. Love, Amie and Peter
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#3 Beulah Cramer 2020-04-18 19:58
My condolences on the loss of your wife. Herb passed away seven years ago, I know how you feel.
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#2 Lisa Lowes 2020-04-18 19:19
I am so sorry for your loss. It was a great honor getting to know her over the years that I took care of her at SSV she will be missed.
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#1 Joy Pfeffer 2020-04-18 17:48
Aunt Margaret was a huge part of my childhood! They lived right down the street. Hiking in the Adirondacks was a favorite activity. She was a sweet, sweet lady. My sympathies to Marion & Ginny. Love, Joy (Bill & Margie's daughter)
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