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Margaret Marcy

Published on November 14, 2023

Boonville - Margaret Marcy, 95, died on November 11, 2023after a brief illness, surrounded by family. 

 Margaret was born on March 24, 1928 in Little Falls, the daughter of Frank and Laura Rising Davy.  She graduated from Little Falls High School and attended Washington University in St. Louis. She was previously married to Elwyn Cagwin, with whom she had five children.  They settled in Ilion, where she worked for many years as an editor/photographer at the Herkimer Telegram.
In 1969, she married Lyndon Marcy, of Boonville, where she has lived since his death in 2006.  During this time, she ran her own personnel agency in Utica, called Peg’s Employment Place, from which she retired several years ago.

For the last 20 years, she has enjoyed wintering in Florida. Her hobbies included singing, cooking, reading, and crossword puzzles. Her home was always a gathering place for friends and family.

She is survived by her children, Melody, Mark, Gary, Dane and Kelly and Wendy; eight grandchildren and several great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sisters Esther and Marion and her brother, David. 

A funeral service will be held on Friday, November 17, 2023at 11:00 a.m. at Mills Funeral Home, 301 Post Street, Boonville. Interment will follow the service at Boonville Cemetery. Calling hours are on Thursday, November 16, 2023 from 3 - 6 p.m.  at the funeral home. For an online message of sympathy please go to