Margaret Cecelia McCoon (nee Wall) was born on June 4, 1928 in Teaneck, NJ and passed away on May 23, 2019 in Cape May, NJ at the age of 90. She was predeceased by her parents, Adolph Wall and Helen Marx, her twin brother, Gilbert Wall, her husband of 38 years, Gerald Grant McCoon, her eldest daughter, Kathleen Ann McCoon and her second son, Stephen Michael McCoon.
Margaret had 7 children, 10 grandchildren, who affectionately called her "Grams" and one precious 2 year old great-granddaughter and namesake, Sophia Margaret Teague.
Margaret is survived by her sister, BEST FRIEND and BINGO partner, Geraldine M. Remey as well as her 5 living children: (1) Daughter, Cynthia (Howard) Lang, their 4 children – Erik (Marie) Lang, Damian (Darren) Lang, Kristin (David + Baby Sophia) Teague, and Brent (Phuong) Lang; (2) Son, Dennis Patrick McCoon; (3) Son, Kevin Thomas McCoon – his daughters, Andrea and Shannon McCoon; (4) Daughter, Colleen (Bruce) Baardson, their son, Austin Roberts; and (5) Son, Patrick Gerald McCoon (Jessica), their daughter, Hailey Rose McCoon, and sons Matthew Sass and Scott McCoon.
Her grandchildren have fond memories of the "goodie bags" she gave each of them containing candy, cookies, pretzels and small toys for the many adventurous family road trips. There were also countless hours of fun with the miniature golf putting green and the large backyard swimming pool in Syracuse, NY where Marge and Jerry raised their 7 children and entertained their grandchildren.
Margaret was a beloved elementary school teacher who graduated from State University of New York -New Paltz Teachers College after attending Ellenville Elementary School and Pine Bush High School. She enjoyed traveling the world with her daughter, Kathleen, who was also a teacher. They toured Alaska, Japan and Hawaii with the National Education Association. Margaret also traveled extensively in England, Wales, Ireland, Spain and Portugal.
Margaret was an avid reader and music lover who also had a unique talent for advanced needlepoint. She delighted friends and family members with intricate creations of pictures, pillows, holiday decorations, wedding and birth announcements, and cherished Christmas ornaments. She was the BEST MOM, the most supportive and AWESOME "Grams" and much loved Great Grandma. She will be missed!
A celebration of life will be held in Banner Elk, NC at the family home where Margaret enjoyed the mountain air while sitting on the top deck overlooking Grandfather Mountain.
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