Margaret B. Shelley, 93, left us to be with our Lord on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Margaret (Peg) passed peacefully while at Elizabeth Church Manor, Binghamton. Margaret was predeceased by her husband of 66 years, Donald, and son Craig. Margaret is survived by son Donald Lee & his wife Debbie, Hillcrest, NY., and son Marc & his partner Heidi Heifetz, Wilmington, VT., 3 grandchildren; Rebecca Shelley, Port Crane, NY, Brian Shelley & his wife Sara, Binghamton, NY & Forrest Welch, Milford, NH & 3 great-grandchildren; Lily, Scarlet & Sydney Shelley. Margaret and Donald spent a significant part of their lives living in North Carolina but returned to their hometown of Binghamton in 2000. While residing in Raleigh and Cary NC, Margaret worked for IBM, ITT Telecommunications, and a private medical office. One of Margaret’s proudest accomplishments was when she earned a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) degree while maintaining a household. Donald was the patriarch of the Shelley family … but only when Margaret granted him permission! Before returning to Binghamton, Margaret and Donald enjoyed their early retirement years in their homes located on Lake Gaston, NC and in Wake Forest, NC. Margaret will forever live in our hearts. The family expresses its deepest gratitude to all friends, health care professionals, and especially the staff of Elizabeth Church Manor who provided extremely professional and caring support while Margaret was a resident under their care.
Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, August 14 at 11 a.m. at Ogden-Hillcrest United Methodist Church, 1061 Chenango Street Binghamton, NY 13901. Margaret’s family will visit with friends at 10 a.m. prior to the 11 a.m. service (MASKS REQUIRED). Memorial Service will be officiated by Rev. Joyce Allen. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions should be made to Ogden-Hillcrest United Methodist Church. The family will hold a private burial service on Sunday, August 15 at Sylvan Lawn Cemetery in Greene, NY. Online condolences may be made at: www.omaddenfh.com. Arrangements by the Osterhoudt-Madden Funeral Home 69-71 Maple Street Harpursville. A MADDEN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME.
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