Margaret McLoughlin

February 14, 1924 ~ December 21, 2023 (age 99) 99 Years Old
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Margaret McLoughlin Obituary

Margaret Mary McLoughlin (nee Burns), 99, of Moneygold, Co. Sligo IRE, peacefully passed away, rosary
in hand, on December 21, 2023, at home in Chicago, IL.
Formerly of Vero Beach, FL, Margaret spent her final years amongst her family in Chicago. She was born
in New York to Michael and Mary Burns (nee Ryan) on February 14, 1924. Margaret grew up on the
family farm surrounded by animals that she loved, and played camogie in the school yard at the Ursuline
Convent where she was a student. When she returned to America in 1947, she began her second life in
New York, dancing at The Lorelei and working at Equitable Life Insurance. Here, she would meet her best
friends and husband, Eugene McLoughlin. After their marriage, Eugene’s being in the U.S. Army had
them stationed all over the world. Margaret followed him to California, North Carolina (where Margaret
worked for Avon), France, and Germany, where they would welcome their only child, Neal McLoughlin.
After Eugene retired from the Army, the family moved to upstate New York, where Margaret took a job
at JC Penney that she retired from after 35 years at age 85.
Margaret and Eugene eventually moved to Vero Beach, Florida in the mid-90s where they lived right on
the water. Margaret was known to always stay busy, continuing at JC Penney after a transfer, taking
cruises with her best friend, Margie Manzari, feeding the birds, chatting with family in Ireland, and
socializing with the Fairlane Harbor community where she lived. In remembrance, it is hoped that
Margaret can be recalled by her wit, independence, and ability to always stay positive.
She is preceded in death by brothers John, Roger, and Michael James Burns and is survived by a brother
Patrick (Paddy) Burns (Sligo, IRE), sister Agnes Forrest (Waterford, IRE), son Neal, Daughter-in-law Inna,
grandchildren Daniel, Rachel, Claire, and Kathryn, and nineteen nieces and nephews across the world.

Visitation and Funeral Thursday January 11, 2023 in Leesburg, Florida. Interment Bushnell National Cemetery

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January 11, 2024

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Page-Theus Funeral Home
914 W Main St
Leesburg, FL 34748

Funeral Mass
January 11, 2024

11:30 AM
St. Paul Catholic Church
1330 Sunshine Ave.
Leesburg, FL 34748

Video is available for this event

January 11, 2024

2:00 PM
Bushnell National Cemetery
6502 S. W. 102nd Ave.
Bushnell, FL 33513


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