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Margaret Failing

Published on November 06, 2023

Boonville - Margaret Failing, 94, passed away on November 3,2023 at home while surrounded by the loving care of her family.  She was 2 days shy of her 95thbirthday.

Margaret was born on November 5, 1928, in Utica, N.Y. adaughter of Robert and Flora Ellwood Williams. She grew up in Holland Patentand graduated from Holland Patent School. She was united in marriage with Donald Failing in March of 1949, a blessedunion of nearly 70 years, until he passed away on January 11, 2019. The couplemade their home on Potato Hill Road. For many years Margaret was employed atthe cafeteria at Adirondack Central School, retiring many years ago.

She was a member of Boonville Methodist Church and enjoyedher family and her cat, Lilly.

Surviving are her daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy [Pat]Tierney, Donna {Mike} Kaido, Jackie {Charlie} Rauscher, and Brenda {Kevin} Fox;7 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; a sister, Mary Ellen Maxwell, and a sister-in-law, Jenny Failing. She was predeceased by 2 grandsons,Bryan and Scott Tierney and a brother, William Williams. 

Her funeral will be held privately at the Mills Funeral Home,Boonville. There are no public calling hours. In lieu of flowers please make adonation in her memory to Lewis County Humane Society, P.O. Box 682, Lowville,N.Y. 13367. For an online message of sympathy please go