OBITUARY

Margaret Elizabeth Samul

March 23, 1957July 10, 2018
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Waterford- It is with a broken heart that the family of Margaret Elizabeth Samul, of Waterford, announces her sudden and premature passing. She was the beloved daughter of her late parents, Elizabeth K. and Thomas J. Samul Jr. She is survived by her devastated family, sister, Patricia Samul Buono, brother-in-law, Robert Buono, loving nieces, Kira and Krista Buono and best friend "sisters", Ruth and Julia. She impacted all of our lives greatly with love and devotion. Margaret was fiercely dedicated to family and friends – putting everyone else’s needs before her own with a march in, roll up your sleeves, get this done together kind of attitude. She laughed loudly and loved unconditionally. As long as she had a book to read, her cats (Jackie and Mitzie) in her lap, a DD iced coffee on the table and country music playing on the radio, she was happy. Her nieces, who called her Tata, were the center of her universe. The times she spent with them doing crafts (especially coloring eggs at Easter time), playing board games or doing anything else together became her most cherished memories. She and her sister, Trish, were kindred spirits who were lovingly devoted to each other. Margaret dearly loved and depended on her brother-in-law, Bob. She was born in Wurzburg, Germany while her father, a U.S. Army 1st Sergeant, was stationed there. She graduated from Waterford High School in 1975 and UConn in 1979 -- majoring in history. Most recently, she was the bookstore manager of Connecticut College and previously of Quinnipiac University. She also had careers at Bradlees Department Stores and Pfaizcraft. Never forget to say “I love you” often to the people that mean the most to you because your world can change in seconds. Margaret always knew she was loved. Please wear something red to honor Margaret’s favorite color. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Margaret’s name to the Waterford Public Library in Waterford, CT (one of her favorite places) or Kitty Harbor Inc., Cat Sanctuary, Griswold, CT (because of her love for her cats). A Celebration of Her Life will be held on Monday, July 16, 2018 from 4:00 until 6:00pm with a service at 6:00pm in Fulton-Theroux Funeral Home, 181 Ocean Ave., New London, CT 06320. Please see www.fultontherouxnewlondon.com for photos, tributes, directions, and more service information.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Monday, July 16, 2018
  • Service Monday, July 16, 2018
REMEMBERING

Margaret Elizabeth Samul

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Cindy Renzoni

July 21, 2018

I went to grammar school with Margaret and vividly remember Mrs. Barret introducing her to our class. Everyone loved her immediately and I remember peppering her with questions about Germany. I’m glad to know she was so beloved by her family.

Marissa Cubano

July 17, 2018

My condolences to the family. Margaret was a wonderful person. She was my manager when I worked at the QU bookstore. Great memories there.

Judy Persico

July 13, 2018

I’m so sorry to hear of Margaret ‘s passing..I worked with her at Bradlees and at Levi’s ...So sad I hope she wasn’t ill for an extended time...My prayers are with you Patty and your girls I know she loved you all very much xo

FROM THE FAMILY

Old Lyme festival 2015

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Renaissance Fair in Norwich

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New London Whale Tale during Sail Fest

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Sail Fest

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Boston Commons after Kira's Law School Graduation

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Boston Commons after Kira's Law School Graduation

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@ Centenary College New Jersey

Biography

Waterford- It is with a broken heart that the family of Margaret Elizabeth Samul, of Waterford, announces her sudden and premature passing. She was the beloved daughter of her late parents, Elizabeth K. and Thomas J. Samul Jr. She is survived by her devastated family, sister, Patricia Samul Buono, brother-in-law, Robert Buono, loving nieces, Kira and Krista Buono and best friend "sisters", Ruth and Julia. She impacted all of our lives greatly with love and devotion.
Margaret was fiercely dedicated to family and friends – putting everyone else’s needs before her own with a march in, roll up your sleeves, get this done together kind of attitude. She laughed loudly and loved unconditionally. As long as she had a book to read, her cats (Jackie and Mitzie) in her lap, a DD iced coffee on the table and country music playing on the radio, she was happy. Her nieces, who called her Tata, were the center of her universe. The times she spent with them doing crafts (especially coloring eggs at Easter time), playing board games or doing anything else together became her most cherished memories. She and her sister, Trish, were kindred spirits who were lovingly devoted to each other. Margaret dearly loved and depended on her brother-in-law, Bob.
She was born in Wurzburg, Germany while her father, a U.S. Army 1st Sergeant, was stationed there. She graduated from Waterford High School in 1975 and UConn in 1979 -- majoring in history. Most recently, she was the bookstore manager of Connecticut College and previously of Quinnipiac University. She also had careers at Bradlees Department Stores and Pfaizcraft.
Never forget to say “I love you” often to the people that mean the most to you because your world can change in seconds. Margaret always knew she was loved.
Please wear something red to honor Margaret’s favorite color. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Margaret’s name to the Waterford Public Library in Waterford, CT (one of her favorite places) or Kitty Harbor Inc., Cat Sanctuary, Griswold, CT (because of her love for her cats).
A Celebration of Her Life will be held on Monday, July 16, 2018 from 4:00 until 6:00pm with a service at 6:00pm in Fulton-Theroux Funeral Home, 181 Ocean Ave., New London, CT 06320.
Please see www.fultontherouxnewlondon.com for photos, tributes, directions, and more service information.