Margaret Mary Avitable

January 2, 1941December 28, 2020

Mrs. Margaret “Marge” Avitable (née Walsh) died peacefully at home on Monday, December 28, 2020 in Coral Springs, FL at the age of 79, just shy of her 80th birthday on January 2, 2021.

Marge is survived by her children, Terry Avitable (James DeMaio) of Coral Springs, Jane McNeill (Joe McNeill) of Coral Springs and Michael Avitable (Greg Arcari) of Fort Lauderdale. She is also survived by her eight grandchildren Vincent Manley, Deanna Manley, Mark Prezzemolo, Marissa Candelo (Christian Candelo), Michele Prezzemolo, Danielle Avitable-Byrnes (Ryan Byrnes), Trey Avitable, Thomas Avitable (Katie Jones), her six great-grandchildren Vincent, Anthony, Leah, Luciano, Alessandra, Malakai, Zayvian and her great-great granddaughter Giabella. She is preceded in death by her husband of 61 years Leon Avitable, her son John Avitable (Louise Avitable-Flechaus), her sister Rosemarie Walsh and her parents John T. & Margaret Walsh.

Marge was born on January 2, 1941 in New York City, NY. She was a selfless individual who loved her family & friends and was passionate about golf, bowling, card games, bingo, traveling and meeting friends for Sunday breakfast. She was an active and dedicated member of the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church.

Viewing Hours are scheduled for family & friends on Wednesday, January 6th from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at Kraeer Funeral Home at 1655 N. University Driver, Coral Springs, FL 33071.

Funeral Service is scheduled for Thursday, January 7th at 10:00am at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church located at 1401 Coral Ridge Drive, Coral Springs with the Committal Service immediately following at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Cemetery located at 1500 S. State Rd 7, North Lauderdale, FL 33068.

All family & friends are welcome to attend a small reception to celebrate Marge’s life at 1:00pm to follow at the home of Jane & Joe McNeill. To keep everyone safe & healthy, please observe all of the safety guidelines outlined by the Center of Disease Control (CDC) by wearing a mask, practice social distancing and washings your hands.

The family would like to thank the wonderful staff & caregivers at Bright Star (including but not limited to Cathy, Jenti, Kameel, Melissa, Simone, CeCe, Fabia & Olga), our private care-giver Kanesha and the wonderful Doctors, Nurses & CNAs at VITAS (Dr. Leung, Michelle & the entire team) that treated our Mom with much love, respect, care & attention.


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 6, 2021

  • Wake Service

    Wednesday, January 6, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, January 7, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Thursday, January 7, 2021


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Rachelle Scahill

January 10, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family now and always.
My favorite memory is the comfort Marge found in a throw blanket that was on my couch the night she came for a jewelry party. The fact that I was able to then go and buy her the same blanket that I know became her favorite that she held and used every day , made my heart happy & warm. She was always such a kind beautiful person, that raised a beautiful family that I am lucky to call my “FRAMILY”❤️
Forever in my heart ❤️

Terry Avitable

January 5, 2021

Thank you for always being the example of how to live life by the "Golden Rule". You taught us love, you taught us the meaning of family, and how to value what is truly important in life. These values have been instilled in us throughout our life. Thank you for these gifts. I love you and will miss you forever...xoxo

Donna Welte

January 4, 2021

You will always have a place in my heart ❤️. I will treasure our memories always You will be missed. Love you, Donna

Dianne & Ralph Bryan

January 3, 2021

How can we write about Marge without talking about Lee? We met Marge and Lee in the '90s when we were fairly new in Coral Springs. Marge and Lee took us under their wing, entertaining us in their home, introducing us to their friends and family, golfing with us, just being the solid people that they were. We later vacationed many times together all over the southeast U.S. They were true blue friends, as blue as Marge's beautiful eyes and Lee's stalwart character. We laughed for hours listening to Marge's tales of raising a house full of children; a fire where, in her panic, she saved all the bills due and owing; and Lee's "attempts" to kill her. (We vowed to alert the authorities should he be successful.) Maybe that was just an inside joke between the four of us, but the point is that she was playful and hilarious and the world is just a little bit sadder without her. We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Marge and Lee.

David Avitabile

January 3, 2021

I will miss you Aunt Marge. I always loved you and Uncle Lee and I know my parents were very close and loved you both. Rest in Peace with your beloved husband Leon.

Your nephew Dave

Jane McNeill

January 1, 2021

I hope you both had a wonderful New Years Eve in Heaven
Xo ♥️🥂💜

Michael Avitable

December 31, 2020

Jane McNeill

December 31, 2020

They are dancing again ♥️♥️ I just know it!

Lori Avitabile

December 30, 2020

Terry, Jane & Michael- so sorry to hear of Margie’s(Mom)passing away. A beautiful, funny lady for sure. We had some fun times, laughing a lot. Both your dad & mom always made me feel like I was still family. Now they are together, dancing up a storm( they loved to dance). Always by your side, always in your heart. Good bye, Margie.

Cherie & Mike Perez

December 30, 2020

Our deepest condolences to all of you for the loss of your beautiful mother and friend! Sending you all prayers for peace. All of our love! Cherie, Mike and Camy