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Margaret LaMarsh

June 20, 1917 — January 8, 2015

Margaret LaMarsh

Margaret F. LaMarsh, 97, a lifelong Lansingburgh resident, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at Samaritan Hospital.

Born in Troy, she was the daughter of the late John W. Bowen and Edith Wicks Bowen; she was the loving wife to the late Joseph LaMarsh.

Margaret graduated from Lansingburgh High School, class of 1935 and from Mildred Elley Secretarial School.

A homemaker for many years, she worked for the Y.M.C.A. in Troy and for R.P.I. as a secretary, retiring in 1982.

She was a longtime member of Corner Stone Communuity Church formerly St. Mark's Methodist Church in Troy.

Survivors include her children, Fran (late Gary) Schrag of Indian Land, SC, Richard (Brenda) LaMarsh of Avon, NY, her grandchildren, Zachary LaMarsh of Avon, NY, Stephanie Wood of Thornton, CO. and Heather (Cory) Librande of Littleton, CO.

Margaret was predeceased by her husband and daughter, Joanne LaMarsh, who died in 2012.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at the McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home, corner of 109th Street and Third Avenue, Lansingburgh. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

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Visitation Details

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015, 1:00pm - 3:00pm, McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home

Service Details

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015, 3:00pm, McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home

Interment Details

Oakwood Cemetery

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