Margaret McHale

  • Born: April 15, 1931
  • Died: July 2, 2018
  • Location: Mahopac, New York

Joseph J Smith Funeral Home Inc

692 US 6
Mahopac, NY 10541

Tel. (845) 621-1992

Tribute & Message From The Family

Margaret McHale of Mahopac, NY passed away peacefully on Monday, July 2, 2018 at the age of 87. She was born in Co. Kildare, Ireland on April 15, 1931.

Margaret was the third of thirteen children born to Christopher and Margaret Galvin Burchell and settled in the United States in 1964 to raise her family.

She is survived by her daughters, Sharon Nolan and her husband, John of Mahopac and Tara Privitera and her husband, Leonard of Poughkeepsie, NY, her grandchildren, Lily, Nicholas, Rhiannon and Ryan and her great grandsons, Maximus and Orrin. She was predeceased by her husband, Peter in 2004 and her daughter, Pamela in 2005.

Visiting will be held on Sunday, July 8, 2018 from 4-8 pm at Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, July 9, 2018 at 10 am at St. John the Evangelist Church in Mahopac. Following private cremation services, she will be buried in Ireland.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Remembering a great lady with a great heart who lived life to the full and will be very sadly missed. Farewell Rita, rest in peace. Thinking of all the family at this difficult time.

Posted by Mary Donovan - Celbridge, Co. Kildare - Family Friend   July 06, 2018

When I first met Rita as a child I was very taken with her good looks and glamour but as the years passed it was her warm, open and loving personality that set her apart. She loved coming home to Celbridge and looking after everyone she encountered along the way. Family was everything to Rita and she will be sadly missed, but her memory will live on in all those who knew and loved her.

Posted by Paula Dunphy - Celbridge - Family Friend   July 04, 2018

You will be greatly missed you were a great sister

Posted by Maurice Burchell - Wexford Ireland - Brother   July 04, 2018

I have so many great memories of Rita- from my childhood right up to only a few years ago. A great woman and a true lady. The world will be a lesser l
Place without her.RIP.

Posted by Alan Burchell - Cork, Ireland - Family   July 03, 2018