Margaret Colao

Margaret Colao KINGSTON- Margaret Colao, 92, a lifelong resident of Kingston, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 at Mountain Valley Manor. Born in Kingston, she was a daughter of the late Edward Stapleton and Margaret Harnen-Stapleton. Margaret was a graduate of St. Mary’s School and a parishioner of St. Mary’s Church. She enjoyed yard sales, recycling, baking bread and clipping coupons. Margaret was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt. She is survived by three children, Joseph A. Colao and his wife Jocelyne of Vienna, Va., Marie Steedle and her husband, Edward of Lake Katrine, Marjorie Colao-Pullman and her husband, William Pullman of West Hurley; her nephew, Frank E. Stapleton and family; her four grandchildren, Daniel Steedle, Claire Rowan, Sabrina Blaiklock and Joseph A Colao III; and five great-grandchildren, Edward and Alysandra Steedle, Gia, Kyla and William Rowan. In addition to her parents, Margaret was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Colao, who passed in 2004 and her sister Bernice Stapleton in 1949. Reposing at the Simpson-Gaus Funeral Home, 411 Albany Ave. on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013 from 3 to 6 p.m. Bob Lusk will be present from 4:30 to 5 p.m. to play Irish music. The funeral procession will form on Monday from the funeral home at 9 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family of Margaret by visiting

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411 Albany Ave Kingston, NY 12401
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Published in the Daily Freeman on Dec. 14, 2013