Margaret E. Crowley
Margaret Ellen Crowley, 94 of Hilton Head, SC passed away at her home on August 5, 2017. She was born on September 4, 1922 in New York City the fourth of nine children born to the late James and Nellie McDonough. She is survived by one brother Michael McDonough (Marie) of River Edge, NJ. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years Edward James Crowley and sons Thomas Michael Crowley and Edward James Crowley Jr. She is also survived by sons Robert Crowley of Charlotte, John Crowley (Nora) of San Marcos, TX and daughters Peggy Crowley Allen (Tom) of Hilton Head, Maura Crowley Browne, Tulsa, OK, Jeannie Crowley Brunk (Fred) Deerfield, IL and Kate Crowley Hurt (Bob) Houston. She is also survived by ten grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
Margaret and Edward Crowley married in NYC on June 19, 1943. Following Ed’s WWII army service in Europe the couple moved to Beacon, NY where Ed began his career with Texaco. This was followed by job transfers to New York City and Houston. The family lived in River Edge, NJ for 25 years followed by 17 years in Houston. During Ed’s career with Texaco the couple traveled extensively all over the world for both business and pleasure. As a first generation American and the daughter of Irish immigrants Margaret had a special fondness for Ireland. Over the years she made many trips to the Emerald Island with both Ed and her children.
Margaret and Ed moved to Hilton Head full time in 1992. They were charter members at St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church where Margaret volunteered for both Adoration and the St. Francis Thrift Store.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, August 10th at 10:30 am at St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church. A memorial reception will be held following the Mass at the parish family center. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Francis Catholic School, 45 Beach City Rd., Hilton Head, SC, 29926.
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