Fishkill - Margaret Stapleton of Fishkill passed away peacefully on November 1, 2012 at River Valley Care Center. She was 86. Margaret was born February 15, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York to the late George and Helen Wise. She moved to Yorktown Heights as a child and graduated from Yorktown Heights High School in 1943. She attended Ithaca College.
On September 6, 1947 she married the love of her life, Richard J. Stapleton. Margaret was retired from the Mid Hudson Medical Group where she worked as a bookkeeper for over 25 years. She was an avid reader and loved playing bingo. She enjoyed golf, tennis and watching the New York Yankees.
Margaret is survived by her devoted husband of 65 years, Richard J. Stapleton of Fishkill; loving children Judy Gisslin and her husband Jeffrey of Lancaster PA, and John "Jack" Stapleton and his wife Leslie of Staatsburg; Cherished grandchildren Sandra Balding and her husband Steven, Todd Stapleton and his wife Jennifer and Erin Gisslin Cameron and her husband Kevin; dear great-grandchildren Courtney Balding, Caroline and Sean Cameron. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, William Wise and her sister, Katherine Wise Baldwin.
Friends may call Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm at Robert H. Auchmoody Funeral Home 1028, Main St, Fishkill. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Sat., Nov. 10, 2012 at 1pm at St. Mary, Mother of the Church, Fishkill. Interment will be private at the discretion of the family.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to Blodgett Memorial Library, 37 Broad St,, Fishkill, NY 12524
For Margaret's guestbook or to send a sympathy card, please visit www.hudsonvalleyfuneralhomes.com