Margaret E. Monroe
unknown - March 21, 2012
Margaret Elizabeth Kennedy Monroe, 102, gracefully left this world March 21, 2012, at St. Camillus Health and Rehabilitation Center surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Syracuse, the daughter of James and Ellen Murphy Kennedy, both from Ireland. She attended St. Lucy’s Elementary and High School, and has been a communicant of Most Holy Rosary Church for more than 60 years. She was a member of the Altar & Rosary Society, and a Life member of the Loretto Guild and a member of the Town of Onondaga Senior Citizens Club.
She met Theodore William Monroe from Clayton, NY they married and lived in Syracuse where they raised their daughters. Margaret was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and the importance of her family always came first. She also had a great gift for making friends. Her beautiful smile, kind heart and quiet personality touched the lives of all who knew her. She will be sadly missed by her family and many treasured friends.
Margaret was predeceased by her loving husband, Ted, her sister, Mary Ellen Kennedy Murphy, and her two brothers, James and Daniel Kennedy.
She is survived by her daughters, Teri Frese of Syracuse, and Marcia (Raymond) Costello of Camillus; by five grandchildren, Juliann Frese (Larry) Sutterfield of Chesapeake, VA, Traci-Lynn Frese (Stephen) Farley of Rochester, NY, Sgt. Troy Frese of Camp LeJeune, NC, Kevin and Mark Costello of Camillus. She is also survived by her five, great-grandchildren, Lauren and Gavin Sutterfield, Megan and Norah Farley, Quinn and Logan Frese.
The family is so grateful for the loving care given to their Mom (“Nana Ro”) by the entire staff at St. Camillus and especially those on the 3rd floor.
Calling hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 23, at Whelan Bros. & Hulchanski Funeral Home. Services: 9:15 a.m. Saturday, March 24, at the funeral home. Mass of Christian burial: 10 a.m. at Most Holy Rosary’s Chapel, 111 Roberts Ave., Syracuse. Burial: St. Mary’s Cemetery, Dewitt. Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to St. Camillus Auxiliary, 814 Fay Road, Syracuse, NY, or Most Holy Rosary Church, 111 Roberts Avenue, Syracuse, NY.