2017-02-22 / Obituaries

Margaret Rider

Margaret P. Rider, 67, of Willa Lane, Chichester, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, after a battle with cancer.

She was born in Big Indian on May 28, 1940, a daughter of the late Patrick and Dorothy Hall Fennelly. A native and lifelong area resident, Margaret worked at the Chichester furniture factory in the 1960s, and was then employed in the food service department of the Onteora Central Schools for 35 years.

She was an active member of the Phoenicia American Legion Post #950 Ladies Auxiliary, and had formerly been Poppy Chairwoman. Margaret was a kind person who enjoyed socializing with friends.

Surviving are her fiancée and the love of her life, Frank Stone; two sisters, Mary Pomeroy and Ellen Nixdorf and several nieces and nephews. She leaves behind her beloved Yorkie-Chihuahua, Sophie.

She was predeceased by her husband, Vernon in 2010, and her brothers, Thomas, Patrick, and William Fennelly.

A service to celebrate the life of Margaret will be held at the E. B. Gormley Funeral Home, 87 Main Street, Phoenicia in the spring with Fr. Raphael Iannone of the St. Francis de Sales Church.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the funeral home. You may share a condolence on Margaret’s memorial page at gormleyfuneralhome.com.

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