Margaret Carr McIllaney
Margaret Carr McIllaney passed away peacefully with her daughters Karen and Tricia by her side on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. Margaret was born on April 1, 1934 in Rutherglen, Glasgow Scotland to Henry and Margaret Carr. She was born into what would become a very large Catholic family. Margaret immigrated to New York in 1952 and later moved to Greenwich in 1964 where she resided until her passing. Although living 15 minutes from each other in Scotland, Margaret met her future husband at a dance in Greenwich Connecticut. They fell in love and she married Patrick McIllaney, on October 22, 1962. Margaret "Maggie" worked at Innis Arden Golf Club for many years and retired from the club in 2003. She loved spending time playing with her grandchildren and teaching them wee Scottish songs from her childhood. Margaret was a loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt and friend.
Known for her clever quick wit and warm smile, she created a life filled with laugher, love and close friends. She loved to travel, especially back to her home in Scotland where she had friends and relatives that adored her. In this country, she had met Scottish immigrants like herself with whom she
developed an immediate bond that lasted over 65 years. She could be often found at Byram Beach with her circle of friends around her. She was a kind women who cared for her family and friends deeply and always ready to lend a hand or bring laughter to a soul. In her last days, she was surrounded by the love and caring of her family and Scottish community that she held so dear. Her memory will remain in the hearts of her daughters, Karen (John) Brooks of Las Vegas, Nevada and Patricia (Marek) Maczuga of Greenwich, Connecticut. She will also be missed by her 5 grandchildren Megan, Christopher, Tyler, Brian and Kasey as well her sister Elizabeth Bain (Tam) and brother John Carr (Maureen) of Rutherglen, Glasgow Scotland. She is predeceased by by her husband Patrick McIllaney. Calling hours for Margaret will be held Friday, September 3, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home, 31 Arch Street, Greenwich, Connecticut 06830. A funeral mass will occur Saturday, September 4, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Parish, 38 Gold Street, Greenwich, Connecticut 06830.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial donation to St Jude Children's Research Hospital
Published by Greenwich Time on Sep. 2, 2021.