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Margaret F. Lally

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KINDERHOOK, N.Y. -- Margaret F. Lally, 76, Kinderhook, formerly of Bennington, Vt., passed away on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2003, at home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on June 24, 1927 in Yonkers, the daughter of Edward A. Fay, Esq., and Margaret Heffernan Fay. She received her education in Yonkers and attended the College of Mt. St. Vincent in Riverdale. She graduated from the Berkeley Secretarial School in New York and the H.W. Putnam School of Nursing in Bennington.

Mrs. Lally earned her bachelor of arts, summa cum laude, from Southern Vermont College, where she was valedictorian of her class.

After raising her family, she worked as a nurse, a social worker and as a travel agent. She was a member of the Kinderhook Garden Club, where she previously served as vice president and secretary. Her home, family, painting, gardening, traveling, swimming in her pool and reading were her main interests.

She married her husband, William F. Lally Jr., Esq. on June 18, 1949. He survives.

She is also survived by her sister, Mrs. Robert J. (Joan) Brennan Sr. of Northport; her brother, Edward A. Fay Jr. of Scituate, Mass.; four daughters, Mary Ellen Lally-Pinette of Roswell, Ga., Monica L. Myers of Frederick, Md., Maria Lally Clark, Esq. of Valatie and Mary Frances “Casey” Morris of Rexford. She is also survived by two sons, Christopher M. Lally of Concord, N.H. and Sean P. Lally, Esq. of Kinderhook; plus nine grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her son, William F. Lally III, and her daughter, Siobhan de Kervor.

At Mrs. Lally’s request, there will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2003 at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Valatie. Donations may be made to the Kinderhook Garden Club Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 373, Kinderhook, NY 12106-0373.
Published in Bennington Banner on Oct. 13, 2003
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