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Margaret Gill Symes

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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Margaret Gill Symes, widow of the late William A. Symes, died on May 24, 2004 at the Carmel Richmond Health Care and Rehabilitation Center, Staten Island, at the age of 96.

She was born in Brooklyn on July 6, 1908, the daughter of Thomas and Catherine (Kelly) Gill. The family moved to New Jersey in 1916 and she received her education there, graduating from St. Domenic Academy for Girls. She married William A. Symes in 1936 and moved to Brooklyn.

She was employed by the New York City Department of Social Services and retired to Arlington, Vt. in 1969. She later resided in Manchester Village, Vt. and Tarpon Springs, Fla.

She is survived by three daughters, Mary Symes-Leith of Staten Island, Nancy Symes Hersom of Dorset, Vt. and Kathleen Symes Junsch of Columbia, Calif., along with seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated on July 3, 2004 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Manchester, Vt. Interment will be in the family plot, St. Columbans Cemetery, Arlington, Vt.

Memorial contributions my be made in her memory to Manchester Health Services Thrift Shop or the charity of one’s own choice.
Published in Bennington Banner on June 17, 2004
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