Malone – Margaret E. (Peggy) Russell, 89, formerly of Moira, passed away August 16, 2013, at the Alice Hyde Nursing Home. Funeral Arrangements are with the Flint Funeral Home, Moira.
Margaret was born June 9, 1924, in Scary, NY to Melvin & Thusa (Esseltine) Thomas, and was educated locally through the rural school. August 14, 1944 she united into marriage with Harold Russell at St. Mary’s Church, Brushton, with the Msgr. J. Albert O’Brien presiding. Harold predeceased her July 7, 1989.
For 28 years, Margaret worked in the cafeteria at the Brushton Moira School, retiring at the age of 70. Children of all ages especially her grandchildren brought her joy beyond life’s measure. Margaret was a talented baker; she had the act for making exceptional donuts, along with make a wedding day unforgettable with her beautiful wedding cakes.
Memories will be for ever in the hearts of her children; Keith (Sharon) Russell of Ellenburg Center, Joyce (Raymond) Miller of Wingdale, NY, Lee (Peggy) Russell of Winthrop, NY, and Tami Sauve of North Carolina. Also surviving is a sister Irene Collette of Malone, two sister-in-laws Vyola Thomas of Rochester, Emmeline Thomas of Scary, as well as several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Besides her parents and husband, a son Larry, who entered Gods choir of angels, brothers Howard, Erwin and Clifton, and her sisters, Mayfred Prue, and Orpha Barton, predeceases her.
Memorial contributions in Margaret’s honor may be made to the St. Mary’s Cemetery Association, 1347 State Route 11, Brushton, NY 12916
Graveside service in Margaret’s honor will be Friday (Aug. 30, 2013), 10am, St. Mary Cemetery, Brushton, with the Rev. Christopher J. Looby presiding.
Words of comfort and memories may be shared with Margaret’s family at www.flintfuneralhomeny.com .