Mar­garet R. ‘Margie’ Ma­honey, 89, of Stone Ridge

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - OBITUARIES -

A life well­lived has come to an end. Mar­garet R. “Margie” Ma­honey of Route 209, Stone Ridge, passed away on Mon­day, Nov. 21, 2016 at home, where she wanted to be.

Born June 27, 1927 in East Kingston she was the daugh­ter of the late Fran­cis and Teresa Robb Tier­ney. Mar­garet at­tended Kingston High School and helped sup­port her fam­ily by work­ing at the Kingston Knit­ting Mill. Af­ter her mar­riage to Michael “Mike” Ma­honey in Fe­bru­ary 1947 she made her home in Stone Ridge where she raised two chil­dren.

Mar­garet was a de­voted wife, mother, grand­mother, and great-grand­mother. Be­ing a home­maker and car­ing for her fam­ily was the fo­cus of her life. Mar­garet was quiet, kind, and wise with a gen­tle sense of hu­mor. She en­joyed the sim­ple things in life; be­ing with her fam­ily and hav­ing her faith­ful lit­tle Pug, Rocky, by her side was all she needed to be happy.

Mar­garet liked to read; she en­joyed read­ing the news­pa­per and do­ing the Jum­ble while sip­ping her morn­ing cup of cof­fee. She loved all kinds of flow­ers and al­ways had a sin­gle flower or bou­quet in a vase or jar on the kitchen table. She had a knack for mak­ing any­thing grow and truly had a green thumb.

Mar­garet was a good, old-fash­ioned cook. Since she had lived through the Great De­pres­sion with four sib­lings she loved to shop leisurely through the aisles of any gro­cery store or su­per­mar­ket se­lect­ing things she could only wish for as a child.

Mar­garet was proud of her Ir­ish her­itage and shared many wise old Ir­ish say­ings that were passed down from her mother. She went to Ire­land and was proud to say that she was able to kiss the Blar­ney Stone.

She en­joyed trav­el­ing with Mike on their an­nual trips to Florida, Cape Cod, and North Carolina, as well as their many spon­ta­neous day trips.

In her younger days Mar­garet loved to dance.

A parish­ioner of St. Peter’s Ro­man Catholic Church in Rosendale, Mar­garet’s strong faith was an im­por­tant as­pect of her life. She was a very spir­i­tual per­son.

Mar­garet is sur­vived by her daugh­ter, Mau­reen Ma­honey of Stone Ridge; grand­daugh­ters, Erin Ma­honey Bush of Stone Ridge and Kara Ma­honey of North Carolina; two great­grand­chil­dren; and a sis­ter, Alice Fine of Rhinecliff, N.Y. Sev­eral nieces and neph­ews also sur­vive.

Be­sides her par­ents, she was pre­de­ceased by her hus­band of 54 years, Mike Ma­honey in 2001; her beloved son, Michael Ma­honey in 2001; brother, John Tier­ney; and sis­ters, Frances Tomshaw and Vir­ginia Chris­tianna.

To honor her wishes, there will be no call­ing hours. A Mass of Chris­tian Burial will be of­fered on Fri­day, Nov. 25, 2016, 10 a.m., at St. Peter’s Church in Rosendale. A pri­vate burial will fol­low at St. Peter’s Ceme­tery.

Ar­range­ments en­trusted to the Hu­mis­ton Fu­neral Home, Ker­honk­son.

To send a per­sonal con­do­lence to Mar­garet’s fam­ily please visit: hu­mis­ton­fu­ner­al­home.com

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