Margaret Haig

Margaret E. Haig (Curry)

Sunday, March 5th, 1933 - Monday, December 31st, 2018
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Mrs. Margaret E. Haig (Curry) died peacefully in South Yarmouth, MA., on December 31, 2018, at the age of Eighty Five.

Margaret is survived by her children, Kelly (Donna) Haig, (Keeseville NY) Joanne (Michael) Defoe, (Henderson NV), and Sheila (Brian) Dongelewic, (South Yarmouth, MA) as well as four grandchildren, Amanda Davis, Patrick Davis, Natalie Haig, and Sarah Haig, and 2 great grandchildren, Corey Thomas, and Logan Haig. She is preceded in death by the late A. Lee Haig, her beloved husband, her daughter Kathleen M. (Haig) Davis and sisters Leora (Don) Manley, Helen (Ed) Parker, Joanne (John) Smith, and Martha (Steven) Salls.

Margaret was born on March 5, 1933 in Saranac Lake NY, to Charles and Evelyn (Durking) Curry. She graduated from Saranac Lake High School in 1950. She married Lee Haig in 1951, after which the couple welcomed four children into their home, Margaret’s children remember her as a kind, gentle, patient, yet strong willed mother who encouraged them to be independent, and having a highly amusing, self-deprecating sense of humor.

She was a generous, funny, dedicated, and loyal individual who loved children, and who was passionate about helping the less fortunate. She was The Town Clerk in Saranac Lake for many years till her retirement. She was also an active and dedicated member of the St, Luke’s Church, and often volunteered at The Budget Box, helping with their accounting needs. She also belonged to many local clubs and organizations such as The Moose Club, The Elks Club, Women’s Civic Chamber and The Winter Carnival Committee. She was even crowned Winter Carnival Queen in 1978. She was also involved in children’s theater and participated in several productions by the Half Pint Players.

Calling hours are scheduled for Friday January 4, 2018 at Fortune Keough Funeral Home from 1-3pm in Saranac Lake NY. The Rev Rick Dennis will perform a ceremony at 3PM. All are welcome to attend, remember, and celebrate Margaret’s life. The family would like to thank the caregivers and staff, etc. at the Pavilion Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility for their efforts, care, and compassion. We are forever grateful for their kindness.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, January 4th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Friday, January 4th, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Fortune-Keough Funeral Home, Inc.
    20 Church Street
    SARANAC LAKE, NY 12983
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  • Service

    Friday, January 4th, 2019 | 3:00pm
    Friday, January 4th, 2019 3:00pm
    Fortune-Keough Funeral Home, Inc.
    20 Church Street
    SARANAC LAKE, NY 12983
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    Rev. Frederick Dennis
  • Interment

    Pine Ridge Cemetery
    Pine Street
    SARANAC LAKE, NY 12983
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steven salls

Posted at 07:06pm
Rest in Peace Margaret My Condolence to Family and Friends She will be missed by many...

Laura Duncan

Posted at 09:39am
Oh Kelly, Natalie, Sarah, and Helen and Ed and all family. I am so sorry to hear this. I am sad to have missed the service. Please know you will be in my prayers as you grieve. Margaret was the real deal, such a loving kind soul. I missed seeing her after she moved and know you all must have an empty place in your heart's right now! Know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers.❤️ Blessings, Laura Duncan

JoAnne DeFoe

Posted at 12:13pm
I have loved you all of my life and I will love you to eternity.

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