Margaret A. Beckwith, 79

FULTON, NY – Margaret A. Beckwith, 79, of Fulton, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Saturday January 18, 2014, after a long illness.

She was born in Fulton to the late Anthony and Elizabeth White.

Margaret A. Beckwith
Margaret A. Beckwith

Mrs. Beckwith was a graduate of G. Ray Bodley High School and a lifelong resident of Fulton.

She retired from Niagara Mohawk after more than 40 years of service.

Mrs. Beckwith was an active volunteer and member of the Fulton Athletic Booster Club for many years and served as treasurer for 25 of those years.

Margaret received many accolades as both an athlete and avid sports fan.

However, one of her proudest and honored achievements was being recognized with a scholarship named in her honor for the senior female student athlete of the year.

Margaret’s greatest passion was the love she had for her family, friends and beloved Yankees.

She was a permanent fixture at most sporting events, but none more so than her own grandchildren from whom she would watch with pride and admiration.

Mrs. Beckwith was predeceased by her husband of 46 years, George W. Beckwith, in 2011; and her siblings: Henry, Ralph, Janette, Joseph, Fred and Edie.

She is survived by her loving family: George (Christine) Beckwith of Fulton and Bill (Sue) Beckwith of Fulton and much-loved grandchildren, Megan, Courtney, Austin, Callie and Evan; and several nieces and nephews.

There will be a spring burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery with a graveside service.

A gathering for family and friends will follow the cemetery service in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Margaret’s name to the Fulton Athletic Boosters Club C/O Daniel Shue 31 Aspen Cove Lane, Fulton, NY 13069.

The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. Second St. S., Fulton, has care of the arrangements.


  1. Margaret worked with my mother as a youg Girl at M.H. Fishmans in Fulton and I worked with Margaret , as a meter Reader and she as my “Director”

    What a kind/lovely Lady .

    My Deepest Sympathy,

    Mike Hayden

  2. To George and Family,
    So very sorry to here of your Mom’s passing. She was a very special person to our family. She loved you all so very much. We know how much you will miss her. With much love and our deepest sympathy…The Spuhler Family

  3. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. May you find peace in all the great memories of the wonderful person she was.

  4. Aunt Marg will be missed by All
    she was a special woman
    Growing up I always admired her sense of family dedication
    love you

  5. George/Bill – Your Mom was a wonderful person who always had a smile on her face. My prayers and sympathy to both you and your families.

  6. What a great family to know and have had the pleasure to grow up with. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Beckwith family.

    With our deepest sympathies,

    John and Sue LiVoti, and the entire LiVoti family

  7. A great loss to our hometown! George and Billy , you all have way more memories with Danny but I remember purposefully taking our sons to Mimi’s while visiting a few years ago in hopes of seeing your parents. We saw them! It was always such a pleasure to see those great smiles , to get tight hugs and to feel the strongest sense of family and hometown loyalty that is worth more than anything! Our prayers to you both and your families.
    Warmest Regards,
    The Dlugozima’s
    Danny, Linda, Danny and Tyler

  8. Thinking of the time of prayers, peace and comfort. “Marg” will be forgotten in our hearts. The boys George and Billy will this difficult times and sincere sympathy heartfelt with Gods Grace.

  9. Bill, George, and family,
    Karen and I were saddened to hear about your Mother’s passing. Margaret was the sweetest, kindest, and most caring person that I ever met. Even with all her health issues, whenever I saw her at Strupplers,she would smile and ask how my wife and parents were feeling.She was a friend and a lovely person. She will be missed but never forgotten. God bless.
    Bill Fisher

  10. Bill, George ,and family,
    Karen and I were saddened to hear about your mother’s passing. Your mom was the kindest, sweetest, most thoughtful, and most caring woman I have ever known. Even as she had health issues, whenever I saw her at Strupplers she would ask how my wife and parents were feeling. She will be missed but never forgotten. God bless.
    Bill Fisher

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