Marguerite DeMagistris

Mrs. Demagistris

Marguerite DeMagistris, age 97, of Johnstown, NY, passed away on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, with her loving family by her side.

She was born in Johnstown on May 4, 1921, in the house she lived in for 95 years. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Henrietta LaFon Goudard.

Marguerite was a class of 1940 graduate of Johnstown High School. She was employed for many years as office manager and stenographer for the New York State Department of Health. She married Patrick DeMagistris in 1946. He predeceased her in 2002. She loved Johnstown and was an active member of the Johnstown Senior Center. She served on the Board of Directors from 2000 on, and as president of the board from 2002-2010. Mrs. DeMagistris was of the Catholic faith.

She is survived by her devoted son, David DeMagistris and his wife Giselle of Chatham, Massachusetts; and her cousin, Phil Schuyler and his wife Lynda.

Visitation for family and friends will be on Sunday, July 29, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Barter & Donnan Funeral Home, 1 N. Melcher Street, Johnstown.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 30, 2018, at the funeral home.

Interment will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Johnstown immediately following the funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Shirley J. Luck Senior Citizens Center, 109 East Main Street, Johnstown, NY 12095.

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