Margaret M. McAuley

Margaret M. McAuley, 91, formerly of Manchester, died on Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Salmon Brook Center. She was the wife of the late James F. McAuley.

Born in Bridgeport, the daughter of Edward and Catherine McCormick, she had lived in Manchester for many years and was a retiree of the U.S. Postal Service. Besides spending time with her family, Peg greatly enjoyed playing the drums and spoons and also loved listening to Irish music.

She is survived by her son Thomas Quinn of Terryville; her daughters Maryjane Cross of New Hampshire and Eileen Jenkins of Alabama; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren who will greatly miss her. She is also survived by her stepson James McAuley and stepdaughter Judith Gibilisco.

Peg's family would like to express a special note of thanks to the staff at Salmon Brook for their exceptional care.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 15, at 11 a.m. from the John F. Tierney Funeral Home, 219 W. Center St., Manchester, followed by interment in St. James Cemetery, Manchester. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice Program at Masonicare, The Masonicare Annual Appeal, c/o The Masonic Charity Foundation of Connecticut, P.O. Box 70, Wallingford, CT 06492.

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Funeral Home

John F. Tierney Funeral Home
219 West Center Street Manchester, CT 06040-4857
(860) 643-1222

Published in Journal Inquirer from July 14 to July 18, 2014