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Born in Albany, she was the daughter of the late James S. Fleming and Marion A. Brown Fleming and wife of Thomas P. Blake Jr. (retired TPD) of Troy.
Margaret was a graduate of Altamont Elementary, Altamont, St. Joseph's Academy, Schenectady, class of 1960 and St. Catherine's, Albany, class of 1962. She worked at Belleview Hospital then returned to St. Catherine's and worked as a pediatric technician. She has lived in Troy for the past 52 years. She was employed at the former Northeast Health, now St. Peter's Health Partners for 30 years, retiring in 2010. Margaret was a woman of faith and service and will be remembered as a gracious, thoughtful, compassionate and generous woman who treasured her family and friends, and they were a source of deep joy to her. She infused warmth, wisdom and love into every endeavor. The world is a much richer place because of her life among us. She enjoyed reading and crocheting.
Survivors in addition to her husband, Tom, include her three sons Thomas P. Blake III (TFD) (Lisa), James S. Blake (Michele), William J. Blake D.C. (TFD) all of Troy, four grandchildren Thomas P. Blake IV (TFD), Ashlen T. Blake, James S. Blake II, Mihaly A. Blake all of Troy.
Margaret was predeceased by a sister Mary Susan Emanuele.
Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, June 2, 2016 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home, corner of 109th Street and Third Avenue, Lansingburgh.
Funeral services and interment will be private.
Donations in memory of Margaret may be made to Second Chance NYC Rescue http://www.nycsecondchancerescue.org.
Please visit www.mcloughlinmason.com
Thursday, June 2nd, 2016, 4:00pm - 7:00pm, McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home
St. Mary's Cemetery
I worked with Margaret many years ago at Samaritan Hospital..and everytime I would see her I would be dazzled by those beautiful blue eyes...she is a woman of grace and class and heart beauty. Sending all my love to the Blake family today as you honor her and celebrate her life. God Bless.
Jun 3 2016 12:00 AM
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers
Jun 2 2016 12:00 AM
Tom and family, I'm sorry to hear of your loss. Our condolences.
Jun 2 2016 12:00 AM
All of our thoughts, love, and prayers are with the entire Blake family. ai
Jun 1 2016 12:00 AM
I remember Margo at GCHS jr high. She had a great sense of humor and was kind to all. I'm sorry I lost contact with her when I moved to FL. Treasure her memory. Marilyn Mahon Thomas
Marilyn Thomas Jun 1 2016 12:00 AM