MARGARET COUGHLIN TWOHEY
"Margo" (Age 75)
A devoted, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, died February 4, 2013, at her South Riding, VA home after a short battle against esophageal cancer.
Mrs. Twohey was born in Beverly, MA, graduated from the Salem Hospital School of Nursing, and continued her education at Boston University and New York University
. During her career, she held supervisory nursing positions in Boston, MA; Bryn Mawr, PA, and Ft. Wayne, IN. Her last position was as Operating Room Supervisor at Shriners Burn Institute, Boston, MA.
She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Thomas L. Twohey; her children, Maura E. Karry, South Riding VA, T. Michael Twohey, Fairfax, VA and Jonathan L. Twohey, Vienna, VA; and five grandchildren. Mrs. Twohey is also survived by her sister, Maureen Bell, Raleigh, NC and brother, John J. Coughlin, Williamsburg, VA.
Mrs. Twohey had a passion for all types of needlework and held memberships in the Centreville Quilters Unlimited and Vienna Quilters Unlimited for over 20 years. She served as Social Chair and was the immediate past President of Centreville QU.
Mrs. Twohey was a former member of St. Marks Church, Vienna, VA, where she sang in the choir and taught youth religious education when her children were young. Mrs. Twohey was very involved in her children's lives throughout their childhood. She spent her time as Cub Scout den mother, Little League team mom, class room mother, and driving her daughter to countless dance classes. Mrs. Twohey was her children's greatest cheerleader and could be always be found on the sidelines of a game, the lane's end at a swim meet, and the front row of every recital and concert. As a grandmother, Mrs. Twohey was just as present with her grandchildren, volunteering with her daughter as co-room moms at the elementary school, carpooling to the same dance studio, cheering on the sidelines, and always in the front row for every performance.
The family will receive friends at Money and King Funeral Home, 171 W. Maple Ave., Vienna, VA from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13, 2013. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mark Catholic Church, 9970 Vale Rd., Vienna, VA, on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the MD Anderson Cancer Center, PO Box 4486, Houston, TX 77210-4486, www.mdanderson.org/gifts
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