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Margaret M. Brand

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Brand, Margaret M.

Passed away peacefully on November 10th, 2013, in Greensboro, NC, at the age of 92. She was formerly of W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY. Margaret was born on May 5th, 1921, in Brooklyn, NY, to Daniel McPartland and Margaret Hynes. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Francis "Frank" Brand, in July of 2005. Margaret was also predeceased by a son, Daniel Brand; granddaughter, Meghan Sweeny; son-in-law, Thomas Cain; granddaughter-in-law, Jeannine Skelton; and three brothers. Her surviving family includes her daughters and son-in-law, Lorraine and Thomas Skelton of Greensboro, NC, Diane Cain of Gaithersburg, MD and Margaret Ann Brand of Hilton Head, SC. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Bryan (Heather) Skelton, Kevin Skelton, Daniel (Christina) Cain, Andrew (Kelli) Cain, Matthew Sweeney and Paul Sweeney. Also surviving are her five great-grandchildren, Finn Skelton, Brendan Skelton, Caroline Cain, Olivia Cain and Samantha Cain. She also leaves a sister-in-law, Bernadette Morales; and many nieces and nephews. Margaret was a bookkeeper in many companies in New York and accounts assistant with JCPenney in Horseheads where she retired. In her spare time, she was an avid reader and for many years she volunteered at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, NY. Frank and Margaret were devout communicants of St. Mary Our Mother Catholic Church in Horseheads. Family and friends are invited to attend her Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at St. Mary Our Mother Catholic Church, 816 West Broad Street, Horseheads on Saturday, June 7, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. The Rev. Christopher Linsler, celebrant. Interment to follow in St. Mary Our Mother Cemetery. Arrangements are being entrusted to Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads.

Published in Star-Gazette from June 1 to June 6, 2014
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