Margaret Page

Obituary of Margaret S. Page

Margaret "Margo" Page Canandaigua/Honeoye Margo Page, passed into life with God at the age of 87 on Friday, March 5, 2021 with her family at her side. She is survived by her sister, Diana Brown, three daughters; Shelley Page, Bonnie (John) Maguire and Lorraine(Steve) Wichtowski; grandchildren Petra Page-Mann, Greta (Rob) Page-Mann, Courtney Dolan, Kaden Dolan, Laura Maguire, Christine Maguire, Blake (Mackenzie) Wichtowski, Page (Jack) Swanger; great grandchild; Wilder Wichtowski and three nieces and a nephew. She is predeceased by her husband, Edward Page. Fondly known to many as Margo, Grandma Margo and Gma, she was always ready to serve you a meal, listen to your story and give you a hug. Married to Ed for almost 55 years they created a lasting legacy of community service, hospitality, love of all cultures through worldwide travel, and a strong belief in education, faith and family. Margo influenced generations of youth through her work as a 4-H leader and Rotary Interact Advisor. In addition, she was mother and counselor to numerous exchange students throughout the years. Even as she aged, Margo kept up correspondence with many of the youth she worked with over the years. In both Honeoye and Canandaigua, she volunteered her time and gifts to the Thompson Hospital, Granger Homestead, Richmond-Canadice Women's Republican Club, St. Mary's Church in both communities and St. Vincent DePaul Society of Canandaigua. She also cultivated her faith and friendships by meeting monthly with her Rosary group for 55 years. For her work with the Honeoye Rotary Interact Club and Foreign Exchange Program, Margo received Rotary's highest honor, the Paul Harris Fellow Award. Building relationships for a lifetime was one of Margo's greatest gifts. Whether at her Canandaigua Lake house or porch at Thousand Island Park, the door was always open with cookies, drinks, a hug, and a smile. She was fondly known at TIP as the "Cookie Lady" to small children, who would congregate at her front door, every summer. No matter if you lived far away or next door, there was a card for every holiday, birthday, anniversary or just because. If she saw a newspaper or magazine article she thought might interest you, she would clip it and send it along in the mail. In addition, she never waited to call when a friend or family popped into her head. She talked with her sister daily and cherished others often. She never wanted to email as she "had to hear your voice." Margo was Martha Stewart before Martha Stewart existed. She enjoyed planning events whether it be for a group or her family. She was a most excellent cook and loved to try new recipes. She passed on the love of good food and good times to her daughters and her grandchildren. Margo's love of sports was contagious. The grandchildren always said, "Grandma Margo is our number one cheerleader." For years, a lawn chair, blanket and thermos were in the car ready for the next gymnastics meet, softball, or soccer game. Her commitment to her grandchildren went as far as to watch the game from her car if conditions weren't ideal. For those grandchildren who had interests in the performing arts, she always made sure to have a front row seat. Over the years, she also loved her Buffalo Bills, March Madness, and even NASCAR. Margo will be deeply missed by her family and friends. She was a big personality with an even bigger heart. She was a dear loyal friend. As her daughters now take on their roles of matriarch in their respective families, they will think of her often – ever grateful for her love, guidance, and wisdom. An 11am funeral Mass will be held Friday, March 12, at St. Mary's Church, 95 N. Main St. Canandaigua. Interment will be at Lakeview Cemetery, Honeoye. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sands Cancer Center, 395 West Street, Suite 101, Canandaigua, New York 14424 or Thousand Island Park Foundation, 42822 St. Lawrence Avenue, Unit 236, Thousand Island Park, New York 13692. To share a memory or express condolences online please visit ****To view the funeral Mass for Margo Page please copy and paste the links into your web browsers. Part 1: Part 2:


11:00 am
Friday, March 12, 2021
St. Mary's Church
95 North Main St.
Canandaigua, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

Lakeview Cemetery
County Rd. 36
Honeoye, New York, United States
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