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“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...Read More »
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“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...Read More »
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“You will be greatly missed you were a great sister ”
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“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...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Alan Burchell - Cork, Ireland


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.