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Margaret Downs

February 6, 1938 — October 30, 2018

MYRTLE BEACH, SC, ADIRONDACK, and QUEENSBURY— Margaret Mary Doyle Downs, 80 of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, previously of Adirondack and Queensbury, passed away on Oct. 30, 2018 after a long battle with cancer, she was surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on Feb. 6, 1938 in Manhattan and graduated in May 1956 from Central Islip High school. She was employed in the restaurant industry for over 50 years; her greatest enjoyment was being the hostess for the Montcalm Restaurant for 26 years. Margaret and Charles retired to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to enjoy the sun and family.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Charles E. Downs Sr., they were married on Oct. 27, 1956 in Central Islip and had four children, Lillian (Arthur) Wexler, Charles Jr (Holly), William (Patricia) and Eileen Creel; eight grandchildren, Nicholas (Stephanie) Wexler, Antony (Jennifer) Wexler, Arthur Wexler, Michelle (Mathew) Mantooth, Logan Downs, Megan (Mathew) House, Margaret Downs, Elizabeth Creel; seven great-grandchildren, Conner, Tristen, Duncan, Caleb, Tyler, Alexia and Alex.

Born to the late John and Margaret Doyle, Margaret was the second oldest of 14 children. She was predeceased by her brothers, John, Thomas, and Jimmy; and sisters, Patricia Pinto and Cathy Cahill.

Survivors also include her brothers, Robert, Vincent and Michael; and sisters Jean Klein, Francis Newhoff, Mary Bragner, Susan Bass and Ellen Zepess.

Her family would like to extend their gratitude to all the medical professionals who aided in her declining health.

Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. with service to follow at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel Murrells Inlet, South Carolina.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, 950 48th Ave. N., Suite 101 Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.

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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.

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