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Margaret "Maggie" A. Sears


OGDENSBURG-A Memorial Mass for Margaret Ann “Maggie” Sears, 78, of Ogdensburg will be celebrated on Friday, April 21st, 2017 at Notre Dame Church at 10 a.m.  with Rev. F. James Shurtleff as celebrant.  Burial will follow at Notre Dame Cemetery.  Mrs. Sears died Saturday morning, April 1, 2017 at her home.

Arrangements are under the direction of LaRue & Pitcher Funeral Home.

Margaret Ann Sears was born on December 3, 1938 in Dekalb Junction, NY.  She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Gertrude (Mills) Blair.  She was a 1956 graduate of St. Mary’s Academy and worked as a Therapy Aide at the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center for 20 years until her retirement.  On July 20, 1957 she married Robert Sears at Notre Dame Church, Msgr. A. D. Charbonneau performed the Nuptial Mass.  She founded the Prayer Shawl Ministry at Notre Dame Church and St. Mary’s Cathedral.  She enjoyed knitting and crocheting for the elderly and sick and was happiest around her many furry and feathered companions.  Maggie was a member of the Knights of Columbus Women’s Auxiliary.  She loved camping and the outdoors and for many years she vacationed in Maine.  

Maggie is survived by her twin sister Mary Breen of Ogdensburg,  her niece Dawn Blair Barney and her husband Ernie of Brushton; nephew Kenneth Blair and wife Lynn of Patchogue, a special niece, Julie Breen Madlin and her husband Patrick of Ogdensburg and her beloved dog, Bailey.

She was predeceased by her husband Robert Sears on July 10, 1997 and her infant son Kevin Michael Sears on March 23, 1958, only ten hours after birth.

Donations in Maggie’s memory may be made to the Notre Dame Heritage Fund 125 Ford Ave. Ogdensburg, NY 13669 or the St. Lawrence Valley SPCA, P.O. Box 594, Ogdensburg, NY 13669.

Online condolences may be made at www.LaRuePitcher.com.  

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I lost a great friend .Mary and family am so sorry for your loss.Marg and I had lots of trips together and she taught me so much about knitting.Was a great time with her and my love and prayers are sent your way.I will be there on the 21st.God Bless you all and my deepest sympathy

Marilyn LaFlair Apr 17 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Margaret "Maggie" Sears

Sandie Ferguson and Bonnie Anz Apr 16 2017 12:00 AM

Mary, Julie and family,
We're so sorry for your loss. Marg was such a wonderful woman and we will remember her fondly every time we wear the beautiful sweaters she knitted for us.. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Sandie Ferguson and Bonnie Anz Apr 16 2017 12:00 AM

Mary and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of Margie's passing. It has been a very long time since I've seen either of you, but sure has brought back many happy memories. I remember having so much fun with both of you, taking me all over with you, I think it was so your parents would let you go places if you dragged me along. Marg will be missed by many. Take care and much love to you and family.
Your little cousin,

Mary Collett Bogardus Apr 6 2017 12:00 AM

My prayers are with Maggie, Mary, and the family. Her passing bought back many memories of our days at St. Mary's Academy. I remember her and Mary very well, they were cheerleaders when I played sports there. She will be missed.

Robert M. Wells Apr 5 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Mary and family, sorry to hear about Maggie. Many memories of the years we worked together in Pritchard. My sympathy to all the family, Ellen Bush

Ellen Bush Apr 5 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Margaret "Maggie" Sears

Beth Madlin Apr 5 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Mary, Julie and family - We will miss this kind and gentle woman. She deserves a restful peace at last.

Roger & Beth Gotham Smith Apr 4 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Maggies passing. She was such a talented, outgoing , friend and coworker for many years. Always willing to lend a helping hand!! She will be sadly missed!! Sincerely, Jan Sargent

Janice Sargent Apr 4 2017 12:00 AM