Margaret F. (Cawley) Wolcott

Born: Mon., Aug. 5, 1918
Died: Tue., Dec. 31, 2013


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Fri., Jan. 03, 2014
Location: Frame Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

12:00 PM Fri., Jan. 03, 2014
Location: St. Raphael's Catholic Church

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Margaret F. Wolcott beloved mother, grandmother and Godmother
Eldred- Margaret F. Wolcott, 95, of Main St., passed away Tuesday (December 31st, 2013) in her home following a long illness.
Born August 5th, 1918 in Eldred she was a daughter of Mark L. and Mary C. Hughes Cawley.  On June 22nd, 1946 in St. Raphael’s Catholic Church in Eldred, she married F. Joseph Wolcott, who preceded her in death on April 18th, 2013.
Margaret was a 1935 graduate of Eldred High School and a 1939 graduate of Seton Hill College (PA) with a Bachelor’s of the Arts Degree in Education.  She had resided on Main St. in Eldred since 1946.
Mrs. Wolcott taught in Leechburg (Pa) Schools for several years.  She was then employed by Bell Aircraft in Buffalo during WWII. She later continued her career in education at the Eldred High School until it closed in 1958. She then was employed in the Science and Home Economics department at Otto-Eldred High School in Duke Center for many years retiring in 1978.
She was a member of St. Raphael’s Catholic Church and their Alter Rosary Society.  She was also a member of the PA State Education Association and the Otto-Eldred Retired Teachers Association.
Margaret enjoyed sewing, cooking and ceramics, but mostly just enjoyed spending time with her Joe.
Surviving are 2 sons, Jeffrey (Jane) Wolcott of Olean and Jerome (Carol) Wolcott of Allison Park, Pa;  3 grandchildren, Katie Wolcott, Joseph Wolcott and Sarah Wolcott; a brother, M. Bernard (Carol) Cawley of Kenmore. NY; one sister, Mary Alice (Duane) Lyons of Greece, NY; She is also survived by a sister in law, Caroline Cawley of Eldred; and her loving Goddaughter, Becky Cawley Beno of Ashtabula, OH; she was a loving aunt to several nieces and nephews.  
In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by a son, Floyd Joseph “Jody” Wolcott in 1961; 2 brothers, James Cawley and Robert Cawley; and one sister Joan Emerson.
Friends may call Friday (January 3rd, 2013) at the Frame Funeral Home in Eldred from 10am to 12 pm.  A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Thomas E. Brown as celebrant.  Burial will follow in St. Bonaventure Cemetery, Allegany, NY.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Rheumatoid Arthritis Association.  
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Pete Taylor
   Posted Thu January 02, 2014
Jeff and Jerome, You have my deepest sympathy. Your mom was a fine woman and will be missed. I am sorry that I cannot attend the services but my thoughts and prayers are with both of you. Pete

Maggie Redmond
   Posted Thu January 02, 2014
So sorry to hear about Mrs. Wolcott.
Remember her fondly from Otto-Eldred High School.

Maggie Redmond
Otto-Eldred Class of 1974

Tom Loftus
   Posted Fri January 03, 2014
Eldred has much to be great full about. Joe and Margaret did it right. Family values,setting examples for all their students,and service to others. Joe ,Margaret, and Jody are having a great reunion..

God Bless all.

Dory Alger
   Posted Fri January 03, 2014
My life was touched by both Joe and Margaret. Quietly they gave of themselves for the community they loved. My heartfelt condolences to the family. She will be missed.

Jim and Bev Kinsler
   Posted Fri January 10, 2014
Jerome,Jeff and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. Your Mom and Dad were special people to so many. It was our honor to know them, work with them. Jim and Bev Kinsler

Marty Kearney
   Posted Thu March 06, 2014
Jeff and Jerome: Just received your Mom's obituary via email from my brother Mike. Sorry to be so late with my condolences, both for Margaret and for Joe, because I didn't know of his passing either until today. They were great people. I'll never forget the many kindnesses that they both extended to me as a boy. Special people. Will keep them in my prayers, and you in my thoughts.

Paul Kearney
   Posted Fri March 07, 2014
Jeff and Jerome. Sorry to hear your mom has passed. My sincere condolences to you both. I have many fond memories of your family. Truly a loss to all who knew your mom and dad.