Colonie - Margaret Elizabeth McGinn passed away on July 14, 2021 just five months shy of her hundredth birthday. She was born on December 17, 1921 in the Colonie home where she resided for most of her life. Margaret was a daughter of John and Mary Ann (Collins) McGinn who came to Colonie from Ireland.
She graduated from Roessleville High School in 1939 and attended business school before going to work for General Electric. Margaret, known as Mickey to her colleagues, was employed as a confidential secretary to executives at the main plant in Schenectady, at the Research and Development Center in Niskayuna, and at corporate headquarters in Fairfield, Connecticut. She retired in 1987 after forty-six years of dedicated service.
Margaret was proud of her Irish heritage and loved traveling. She visited Ireland a number of times and traveled extensively throughout Europe, the Caribbean, and the United States. In her younger years, she enjoyed downhill skiing, bowling and golfing. She was a dedicated fan of Notre Dame and NFL football, rarely missing a televised game. Discussing sports and current events, tending to her rose garden, and completing crossword puzzles were some of her favorite pastimes.
Margaret was predeceased by her siblings and their spouses: Kathleen (William) Carey, John (Marie), James, Patrick (Gladys), Alfred (Marilyn), and by her cousin John “Red” (Lee) Snyder who was raised by her parents. Margaret was the beloved Aunt Mag of Timothy McGinn, Maureen (Rene) Molineaux, Mary Ann (Charles) Bogosta, Jane McGlynn, Pamela (Roger) Jensen, James (Janice Libertucci) McGinn, Sue Ann (Jim) Marshall, Patricia (Scott) Phillips, Kathleen McGinn, Michele McGinn, Michael (Diane) McGinn, Cheryl (Thomas) Earley, Kimberly (Donald) Scheuer, and Terry Snyder. She was predeceased by a nephew, Jack Snyder. Aunt Mag is also survived by twenty great nieces and nephews and their nineteen children. Special cousins, the Kelledy and McComish families living in the counties of Dublin and Louth, Ireland also survive Margaret. Throughout the years, she always treasured time spent with her family who will now lovingly remember her and those many family events.
The McGinn family offers their heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to the staff at Loudonville Assisted Living Residence for the care and kindness shown to Margaret during her brief stay there. The family would also like to thank Dr. Ronald Hoenzsch for his care and support for over twenty years as Margaret’s primary care physician.
In keeping with Margaret’s wishes, funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family. Burial will take place in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Food Pantry at Christ Our Light Catholic Church, 2 Maria Drive, Loudonville, NY 12211.
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