Margaret (Whitney) Mahood

Margaret (Whitney) Mahood

Margaret Whitney Mahood, our dear Maggie, was born in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, on the twenty fourth of November, nineteen hundred and forty two and passed peacefully from this world on the sixteenth of March, twenty fourteen at her residence in Wilmington, Delaware. And though she has traveled to our Father's home, entering gratefully as a servant humble in service, mindful, dedicated and loving, her spirit remains through the many people whose lives she has touched.

As a wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, friend and devoted follower of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Maggie is lovingly remembered and carried dear in our hearts' souls.

She was the loving daughter of, and survived by, the Reverend Gordon W. Whitney and the departed Marguerite E. Whitney. Maggie was a loving and devoted wife of Robert F. (Bob) Mahood, who predeceased her in 2007. She is also survived by her most loving children: Robert W. Mahood and wife Cheryl, Alan F. Mahood, James S. Mahood and wife Chenjean, Marjorie Mahood Williamson and husband Ted, Michael M. Mahood and Margot Lilly Johnson and husband Dennis. Siblings Gordon W. Whitney, John H. Whitney, and Martha W. Rowe will carry her in their hearts. To her continual delight, Grandmaggie was blessed by and completely relished in the love of her nine grandchildren: Brian Mahood, Melanie Lilly Castle, Lauren Mahood Inbody, Andrew Mahood, Jennifer Mahood, Allison Mahood, and Ryan, Chase and Zachary Williamson; and one great granddaughter, Naomi Castle. Maggie was devoted to, and loved by, all of her extended family.

Maggie was a lifelong Christian, and devoted member of Silverside Church. An active choir member for over 30 years, she also served on the church's Fellowship Committee. Maggie will also be remembered for her many years of professional service as the Executive Director of the Delaware Society of CPAs. She also enjoyed the company of her dear Book Club friends for over thirty years and was an active Rotarian until her death.

Maggie and Bob were very fortunate to have been able to enjoy traveling to many countries after Bob's retirement from DuPont and her retirement from the Delaware Society of CPAs. But their special place was always North Topsail Island, North Carolina.

Maggie is known for her strength of character and perseverance in the face of life's obstacles. Her contagious laughter and love of music filled our days with joy that will continue throughout our lives. Slight in stature but powerful in character, Maggie was a dedicated friend and mentor to all who knew her. The memory of her charitable spirit and her love of life will lighten our loads for the rest of our short time on earth.

A Memorial Service will be held at Silverside Church on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 2pm, where friends may call between 1 and 2pm. A reception will follow at the church. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the or Silverside Church.

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Published in The News Journal from Mar. 18 to Mar. 21, 2014