Margaret L. Silkworth, 89

<br />Margaret L. Silkworth
Margaret L. Silkworth

Margaret L. Silkworth, 89, of Fulton, died Saturday from injuries sustained from an automobile accident.

A native of Fulton, she was a life resident. She was the daughter of Charles and Mary O’Brien Becker. Margaret received her nursing degree at St. Mary’s Hospital in Syracuse. She retired as a licensed practical nurse from A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital, where she worked from 1965 to 1985. Margaret received the New York State L.P.N. of the Year Award in 1984. She was a communicant of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Minetto. Margaret was a member of the 55 Year Club of Holy Family Church, the Granby, Fulton and Volney Senior Citizens and the Red Hat Society. She was a volunteer with A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

Margaret was predeceased by her husband, Arnold Silkworth, who died in 1980 and four brothers, Ernest, Stanley, Walter and William Becker. Surviving are her children, Patricia (George) Erhart of Fulton, Michael (Rayshel) Silkworth of Fulton, Karen (Paul) Bracy of Baldwinsville, Linda (Joseph) Stauring of Fulton, Arnold (Ellen) Silkworth of Syracuse and Joann (Robert) Popp of Oswego; 19 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 2912 State Route 48, Minetto with burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. There will be no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Oswego County Hospice, P.O. Box 102, Oswego, 13126 or to a favorite charity. Foster Funeral Home, Fulton has charge of arrangements.

Foster Funeral Home, Inc.


  1. I am so sorry at this terrible loss. Margaret gave my family and myself many, many, words of wisdom throughout her very valuable, energetic, and fulfilled life.
    She was there as a mother, grandmother, nurse, friend, neighbor, godmother,and even the wonderful volunteer. She embraced life, loved her family and will certainly be missed by myself and our family.(guilfoyle’s)

    God Bless you Margaret, because you have blessed many in your life.

  2. Mrs. Silkworth was a wonderful nurse at Lee Memorial Hospital.
    She was so caring and so giving and I am sure she is with the other angels now.
    My prayers are with her family at this sad time. God Bless.

  3. Margaret was a sweet dear lady. She, Jane O’Grady and our mother cared and nutured many patients and trained many nurses at Lee Memorial. She was a special lady and we will always remember her and her kindness to us and mom in her final days. I’m sure Jane and Jennie met at the gates and welcomed her. Our deepest sympathy is with you. She will be missed tremendously.

  4. Patty and Michael,
    Please accept my condolences in the untimely death of your mother. Although I never knew her, it is clear that she was very loved and respected by both family and friends. Know that you are in my thoughts at this time.

  5. Mike, Shelly, and Family
    I am so sorry for your loss. Our thought’s and prayers are with you and your family during this horrible tradgedy..
    Michel, Nelson, French and Family

  6. so sorry for you loss i can remember the time when i was at my grandparents camp and spent time with your family it was good memories she will be missed by her family

  7. Hi, love to all of the silkworth’s … loved your Mom and wish I could be there for her final goodbye. If any or all of you get to Fllorida, I have a spare room. Patty and Mike, please keep in touch. Eleanor

  8. Pat & Mike:
    So very sorry to hear about your mother. May God guide you through your grief and bring you to a good place.

  9. Joanne, so sorry to hear of this tragic accident. Loved your mom, she was so sweet to me when I spent the summer at your house as a teenager. My prayers are with you that god gives you the strength to get through this and find peace.

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