Margaret Crowley passed away on March 18, 2014 in Pittsford, NY at the home of her daughter. She was born Margaret Elizabeth Atkinson on June 1st, 1930. She was the third child of Mark and Marguerite Atkinson of Syracuse, NY. She completed her bachelor’s degree in 1953 at SUNY Oswego. In November of 1953 she married Richard Whiteside of Moira, NY. She was a teacher in several school districts in New York State and retired from the Saranac Lake School district in 1995. Margaret was widowed in 2000 when Richard Whiteside passed away. She was remarried in July, 2004 to Thomas Crowley of Sandy Creek, NY. Margaret is survived by her six children Patricia Veselka (Steve) of Cohoes, NY, Thomas Whiteside of Owl’s Head, NY, Deborah Shullette (Jeff) of Dexter, NY, John Whiteside (Donna) of Baldwinsville, NY, Anne Giller (Andrew) of Pittsford, NY and Susan McKillip of Rainbow Lake, NY. She has 10 grandchildren- Diana, Jessica , Justin , Danielle , Connor , Traci (Ryan), Eathan , Elizabeth , Molly, and Sam. She also had two great grandchildren Dylan and Madison. Margaret is also survived by a brother Bernard Atkinson (Carol) of Lake Tahoe, CA and a sister Joan Coyle (Bernie) of Baldwinsville, NY and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Margaret was predeceased by her brothers Clifford Atkinson and Mark Atkinson, her
husband Thomas Crowley in 2010 .
She was an active volunteer at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake,
the senior center and loved by many friends. She had many interests and had a ready smile for all she met.
There will be a service and internment in the spring where she will be buried next to her loving husband Richard.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, 28 N. Main Street, P.O Box 567, Jordan NY , 13080 in her memory.
Rochester Cremation, 4044 W. Henrietta Road, Rochester NY 14623, 359-2300, RochesterCremation.com.