• Margaret E. Stokes
    January 08,2013
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    Margaret E. Stokes
    Margaret E. Stokes

    EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. — Margaret E. Stokes of East Hampton died at her home on December 25, 2012. She was 93.

    Born on November 30, 1919, in Ridgewood, she was the daughter of George and Katherine Heinrich.

    She married Jeremiah J. Whooley in 1940; he predeceased her in 1957. She married Patrick J. Stokes in 1963; he predeceased her in 1972.

    A part-time third grade teacher at St. Mary Gate of Heaven School in Ozone Park, she was also employed in the gift wrapping department of the Gertz Department Store in Jamaica, and at Voges Manufacturing Company in Ozone Park. She also worked part-time as a librarian assistant in Queens.

    Among her interests were cooking for her family, going to yard sales and traveling. She was very fond of Tootsie, Toby and Lacy, her Yorkshire terriers. She enjoyed bingo, Scrabble and doing crossword puzzles. She also collected Hummel figurines and plates. Her friends will treasure the afghans she crocheted for them, according to family. She also donated her handmade items to the Most Holy Trinity Church’s annual Silver Tea. She was an active member of the church.

    Ms. Stokes is survived by a daughter, Kathleen M. Barry and her husband Ed of Noyac; a son, Jerry Whooley and his wife Ellen of Clarendon, Vt.; six grandchildren, Michael, Victor, Karen, Christopher, Therese and Anna; and nine great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her longtime caregiver and companion, Janet Dillon.

    A funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Most Holy Trinity Church; the Reverend Monsignor John C. Nosser will officiate. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton.

    Memorial donations may be made to the Most Holy Trinity Church, 57 Buell Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937.
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