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Margaret M. (McGrellis) Craig

December 23, 1933 ~ July 9, 2021 (age 87)

Obituary

Margaret M. Craig, age 87, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 9, 2021.

Born in Wilmington, DE, Margaret was the daughter of the late John J. McGrellis, Jr. and Mary E. Handlin. Margaret’s most important job was raising her four children. Once they were grown, she worked in the Acme Meat Department for fifteen years. Before retiring, Margaret was an office administrator with General Motors for thirteen years.

Family was the greatest part of Margaret’s life. Nothing was more important than spending time with her children and grandchildren. Margaret never missed a game, a sporting event or a party. She treasured making trays of Christmas cookies with her children and grandchildren every year. Margaret never said no and was always there to help anyone in need.

Margaret enjoyed crocheting, especially her cherished baby blankets. She loved the beach and going for long walks. Margaret also enjoyed traveling with her family. Some of her favorite trips included going to Scotland, Hawaii and Puerto Rico, as well as cruising to Alaska.  She also enjoyed playing Bingo every Wednesday.

Margaret is survived by her children, Eileen Pennington (Robert), Bonni Brown, Nanci Jones and Thomas Craig, Jr.; her siblings, Joseph McGrellis (Diane), Andrew McGrellis (Diane), Alice Stump, and Mary Jane McCann; her eleven grandchildren; her seventeen great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents; her siblings, Harry McGrellis, James McGrellis, John McGrellis, III, and Janet Quesenberry; and her granddaughter, Carisa Steinly.

Family and friends may visit from 10:30 to 11:45 AM on Thursday, July 15 at St. John the Beloved Church, 907 Milltown Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12 Noon. Interment will follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery-Ashland in Hockessin.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 405 East Marsh Lane, Suite 4, Newport, DE 19804.

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Services

Viewing
Thursday
July 15, 2021

10:30 AM to 11:45 AM
St. John the Beloved Church
907 Milltown Road, Sherwood Park
Wilmington, DE 19808

Mass of Christian Burial
Thursday
July 15, 2021

12:00 PM
St. John the Beloved Church
907 Milltown Road, Sherwood Park
Wilmington, DE 19808

Interment following Mass
Thursday
July 15, 2021

St. Patrick's Cemetery - Ashland
Ashland Clinton School House Road
Ashland, DE 19707

Donations

Compassionate Care Hospice
405 East Marsh Lane, Suite 4, Newport DE 19804
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