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Margaret Saunders

1941-2010 SALEM, NY Margaret F. Crosier Saunders, 68, of Salem, passed away Saturday night, Feb 20, 2010, at the Orchard Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Granville, surrounded by her loving family.

Born Feb. 22, 1941, in Hebron, daughter of the late Harold and Mary Fitz Gerald Crosier, she married Theodore Saunders on Jun. 24, 1961. He passed away on Dec. 28, 1988. She would have celebrated her 69th birthday on Monday. Margaret graduated on Jun. 22, 1959, from Salem Washington Academy.

Margaret was a seamstress working for many local companies. She was a loving mother and grandmother who loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and her special grand-dog, Jada.

Margaret leaves her children, Neil Saunders of Union City, Tenn., Steven Saunders and his wife, Mary Lou, of Salem, Dena Cristaldi and her husband, Ron, of Cambridge, Carol Saunders and her lifetime family friend, Tina Rowland, of Cambridge and Mary Ellen Saunders and partner, Robert Morgan of Canton, Pa. She also leaves a sister, Patricia Chadwick of Salem; nine grandchildren, Ryan and Brenden Saunders, both of Burlington, Vt., Army PFC 3, Brett Saunders, stationed in Baghdad, Iraq, Kayla Autery of Spiegletown, N.Y., Taylor Cristaldi of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Danielle Cristaldi of Cambridge, Grant, Blake and Troy Morgan all of Canton, Pa. Margaret also leaves several nieces, nephews and special cousins, including Mary and Carl Shaw of Salem, and loving, devoted lifetime friends, Marilyn, Karen and Scott Hanby of Salem.

In addition to her parents, Margaret was also predeceased by a sister, Marge Bourn Monroe.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Relatives and friends may call Friday, Feb. 26, 2010, from 48 p.m. at the MCCLELLAN-GARIEPY FUNERAL HOME, 19 East Broadway, Salem. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, at the Salem United Methodist Church, 29 West Broadway, Salem, with Rev. Debbie Earthrowl officiating. Interment will take place in the Rupert Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Salem Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 449, Salem, NY 12865 or the Canton/Troy STaRS Program, C/O Mary Ellen Saunders, 111 Lycoming Street, Canton, PA 17724.

For directions to the funeral home or to share a special memory of Margaret, please visit www.mcclellangariepy.com.

Published in Bennington Banner on Feb. 23, 2010
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