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Margaret Duffy Aanstoos


Family-Placed Obituary

Margaret Duffy Aanstoos Margaret Duffy Aanstoos, 85, died peacefully November 4, 2004, with all six of her children with her. Born in Taylor on December 6, 1918 to Thomas and Margaret Matteck Duffy, Margaret was the second oldest of three children. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Thomas Duffy Jr., and her sister, Patricia Honeycutt Chalupa. Margaret married Theodore Arnold Aanstoos, Jr. in 1943 in the Canal Zone, Panama, where she worked during World War II as a medical stenographer at the Balboa Hospital. After brief moves elsewhere, she and her family settled back in Taylor, where she has lived since 1953. Her husband, Ted, died in 1978 after 35 years of marriage. Margaret was entirely devoted to her family and to her church. She imparted her values of love, honesty, fairness and generosity to her children and to everyone who ever knew her. She touched the lives of so many people through her volunteer work at John's Community Hospital, where she earned nearly 10,000 hours of service in the auxiliary, and many years as a Cub Scout leader and a eucharistic minister at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Taylor. She is survived by her children, Mary A. Bonner and Bob Bonner, Ted and Jill Aanstoos, Jim Aanstoos, Mike Aanstoos, Rob and Charlotte Aanstoos, and Alice Aanstoos Yust and Mark Yust. Ten grandchildren also adored her: Chad Bonner, Renata Bonner, Aeron Aanstoos, Amanda Aanstoos, Meg Aanstoos, Glenn Aanstoos, William Aanstoos, Robyn Aanstoos, Carrie Rose Aanstoos and Jared Yust. She is also survived by her very dear Aunt Alice Robinson, brother-in-law Fred Chalupa, and sisters-in-law Olive Ford, Fran Aanstoos and Virginia Aanstoos. Her family wishes to thank the staff and auxiliary of John's Community Hospital and the staff and residents of the SPJST Assisted Living facility. You, along with her church community, were her extended family and she dearly loved you all. We will miss our Mother, but we know that she has reached her final destination and she is back in Daddy's arms. Rosary will be recited 7:00 p.m. Friday at Providence Funeral Home Chapel. Celebration of Life Mass will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Taylor. Burial to follow at St. Mary's Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her immediate family and nephews, Tom Duffy and David Honeycutt. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, anyone who wishes to memorialize Margaret consider a contribution to St. Mary's Church, St. Mary's School or the John's Community Hospital, all in Taylor. Friends are invited to share their words of comfort in an online tribute that has been established at www.Providencefuneralhome.com in Margaret's memory.

Funeral Home

Providence Funeral Home
807 Carlos Parker Blvd., NW P.O. Box 1064  Taylor, TX 76574
(512) 352-5909

Published in Austin American-Statesman on Nov. 6, 2004
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