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Margaret Alle

July 2,201 Windham,NY Margaret Alle,71 died on July 1,2010 at St. Peter 's Hospital, Albany NY. She was born on May 29, 1939 the daughter of Walter and Dorothy Alle in Ashland NY. She was a retired elementary school teacher in the Greenville School District for 36 years. She was an avid quilter and was a member of Make it Sew Quilters Guild. Much of their work has helped various charities and organizations in need. They had provided quilts for returning soldiers, premee babies and the homeless. She truly loved to quilt. She was predeceased by her parents Walter and Dorothy Alle. She is survived by her brother Elwood, her niece Teresa Lee Alle, Jimmy, Chrisy, Gary and Kerri Thorington,her aunts Ruth Kelder,Dorothy Hanley and Dorothy Case. She is also survived by many cousins. Calling hours will be held at Decker Funeral Home, Windham,NY on Monday July 5,2010 from 2-4 & 7-9pm. A funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home on Tues. July 6, 2010 at 11:00am. Interment will follow at Pleasant Valley Cemetery Ashland NY. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to a charity of one's choice.


Guestbook

Goodbye Margaret. Glad to have been able to meet you.

X Aug 13 2010 12:00 AM

I met Margaret once...sitting on the porch of the big house in Windham...either shelling peas or snapping beans.

Jane Jul 7 2010 12:00 AM

I have many memories of Margaret, but I think my favorite is when she and I made Barbie doll clothes for my sisters for Christmas. She loved to sew and was happy to teach me. She was always there to help a friend or relative, and would do anything for her niece . She loved Teresa with all her heart. She was a wonderful teacher at Greenville Central school and loved her children , as she called them , dearly.!!We spent many nights correcting papers and I felt I knew most of them even though I had never met them! She will be missed by many!

Lena Armet Jul 6 2010 12:00 AM

I remember Margaret from when I was a little girl. She was dedicated to her teaching and devoted to her family. She loved her niece Teresa as her own daughter. When my sister and Margaret's brother were in a very bad accident Margaret drove all the way from Windham to Stamford to let my mother know they were in the hospital. My mother didn't have a telephone and Margaret selflessly took the time to drive over an hour each way to tell us. The last time I saw Margaret she was attending a wedding ceremony for Teresa and Stuart. She was glowing with pride as she watched her beloved niece take her vows. Our prayers for the famiy.

Dori Allison Jul 6 2010 12:00 AM

Our meetings were few. I could see from the sparkle in your eye your love for Teresa. I enjoyed your gentle probing with questions, then your quiet little laugh at our responses. I enjoyed sitting on your veranda watching the little birds draw their nectar from the flowers then fly away. Fly away Margaret rest in peace. Love Stuart and Terry

Stuart Jul 5 2010 12:00 AM

Our meetings were few. I could see from the sparkle in your eye your love for Teresa. I enjoyed your gentle probing with questions, then your quiet little laugh at our responses. I enjoyed sitting on your veranda watching the little birds draw their nectar from the flowers then fly away. Fly away Margaret rest in peace. Love Stuart and Terry

Stuart Jul 5 2010 12:00 AM

I REMEMBER HER SITTING IN HER CHAIR AND ALWAYS KNITTING SOMETHING. I ADMIRED HER TEACHING ABILITIES AND ENVIED HER STUDENTS FOR HAVING HER. SHE WAS ALWAYS LOOKING AFTER TERESA AND WAS A WONDERFUL AUNT TO HER. SHE WILL BE MISSED BY MANY.

ORILEE Jul 4 2010 12:00 AM

In loving memory of Margaret Alle: Thanks for all the love and care when I was a creepy little kid. Thanks for the drawing books and art supplies and for loving what I called art. Thanks for all the books and for my love of reading. Thanks for not getting mad when I used your flip flops for floaties for the frogs. Thanks for all off my wonderful pets like Maryann the guinea pig, and thanks for taking care of them so well. Thanks for letting me send Bandit the mouse all over the house in his freedom ball and for not getting angry when Blackberry the cat fished out of your fish tank. Thanks for taking me to school with you, and thanks for letting me see how much all of those little kids adored you and how they were able to learn from you even though everyone else had given up on them. Thanks for making me all of those amazing toys, clothes, and costumes; they were so much more special than the purchased kind. Thanks for not minding that my toys took over half the house and only left you a little path to your bedroom. Thanks for teaching me that it was okay to go barefoot all summer. Thanks for all the fantastic trips to the fairs and the many attractions that we visited each summer. Thanks for taking such great care of me when I was sick (and I was always sick). Thanks for not being too mad when I started my traveling days. I know that part of you understood it was exactly what I needed. And thanks for accepting me back into your life each time I returned home no matter how brief it was. Thanks for saying that you liked my cooking, when we both knew it was dreadful stuff. Thanks for not mentioning my horrible spelling in the cards and letters that I sent; I know it must have driven you nuts. Thanks for being a part of my recent wedding, my whole life and my memories forever and ever. And thanks most of all for knowing all of these things without my having the ability to say them to you. Thanks for everything. Rest in peace now. I love you. Teresa Lee Alle

Teresa Lee Alle Jul 4 2010 12:00 AM

In loving memory of Margaret Alle: Thanks for all the love and care when I was a creepy little kid. Thanks for the drawing books and art supplies and for loving what I called art. Thanks for all the books and for my love of reading. Thanks for not getting mad when I used your flip flops for floaties for the frogs. Thanks for all off my wonderful pets like Maryann the guinea pig, and thanks for taking care of them so well. Thanks for letting me send Bandit the mouse all over the house in his freedom ball and for not getting angry when Blackberry the cat fished out of your fish tank. Thanks for taking me to school with you, and thanks for letting me see how much all of those little kids adored you and how they were able to learn from you even though everyone else had given up on them. Thanks for making me all of those amazing toys, clothes, and costumes; they were so much more special than the purchased kind. Thanks for not minding that my toys took over half the house and only left you a little path to your bedroom. Thanks for teaching me that it was okay to go barefoot all summer. Thanks for all the fantastic trips to the fairs and the many attractions that we visited each summer. Thanks for taking such great care of me when I was sick (and I was always sick). Thanks for not being too mad when I started my traveling days. I know that part of you understood it was exactly what I needed. And thanks for accepting me back into your life each time I returned home no matter how brief it was. Thanks for saying that you liked my cooking, when we both knew it was dreadful stuff. Thanks for not mentioning my horrible spelling in the cards and letters that I sent; I know it must have driven you nuts. Thanks for being a part of my recent wedding, my whole life and my memories forever and ever. And thanks most of all for knowing all of these things without my having the ability to say them to you. Thanks for everything. Rest in peace now. I love you. Teresa Lee Alle

Teresa Lee Alle Jul 4 2010 12:00 AM