Margaret W. Montgomery

August 31, 1928January 10, 2019
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A Funeral Mass for Margaret W. Montgomery, age 90 of Franklin Street in Ogdensburg, will be held at 11:00am on Monday (January 14, 2019) at St. Mary’s Cathedral. Entombment will follow at Foxwood Memorial Park.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday (January 13th) from 12:00pm-3:00pm at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home. Mrs. Montgomery passed away early Thursday morning (Jan 10th) at the St. Joseph’s Nursing Home.

Surviving is her husband of 72 years, Joseph Montgomery of Ogdensburg; two sons Lawrence & Lucille Montgomery of Ogdensburg and David & Mickie Montgomery of Concord NC; two daughters Marcia & Joseph Derrigo of Ogdensburg and Paula & Derrick Miller of Syracuse; nine grandchildren Lori & Craig Sibley of Heuvelton, Joseph & Andrea Montgomery of Rensselaer Falls, Larry Montgomery of Canton, Melissa & Scott Murray of NC, Melinda & Pete Hefti of NC, Jill & Lewis Alston of NC, Dawn Moore-Montgomery of NC, Joseph & Julia Derrigo of Chevy Chase, MD and Nicole Miller of VA; along with many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews & cousins.

Margaret was predeceased by her siblings Walter “Mickey” Mickens, Joan Mickens, Betty Powers, Jane Bresett and Catherine Roberts.

She was born on August 31, 1928 in Gouverneur NY, a daughter of the late Walter & Beatrice (Brayton) Mickens. She graduated from Philadelphia High School, and later married Joseph Montgomery on November 3, 1946.

Margaret was a stay at home wife and mother that raised four beautiful children and cared for her husband with love. She was a member of both the women’s bowling league and couples league in Ogdensburg for many years, a member of the Jaycee’s Organization and an active March of Dimes Volunteer. In her spare time she enjoyed bowling, shopping, playing cards, and eating at Phillips Diner.

Memorial contributions can be made to the St. Joseph’s Nursing Home 950 Linden St, Ogdensburg, NY 13669 or the Ogdensburg Rescue Squad, 1223 Pickering St, Ogdensburg, NY 13669. Fond Memories and condolences can also be shared at


  • Calling Hours Sunday, January 13, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Monday, January 14, 2019

Margaret W. Montgomery

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Jim and Wendy Flood

January 18, 2019

To the Montgomery family,
We are so very sorry for your loss. May your memories help to bring you comfort during this sad time.
Jim and Wendy Flood

Jessica & Jake Morley

January 15, 2019

Marcia, Joe & Family - We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts. - Jake & Jess Morley

Laurie Lind

January 14, 2019

Joe, Paula, Marcia, and boys,
I was sorry to hear about your loss from Jean Campbell and I am glad I got to see you yesterday. My mother and Marg were friends (my mother is also 90); my father passed away last year at 94. Paula, remember playing together at Lisbon Beach? I hope the coming days bring healing.

Lori & Pat Hackett

January 14, 2019

Joe and family...very sorry to read of Margaret's passing...our condolences to you and your family.

Francine Naccarato

January 13, 2019

I am so sorry for the loss of your wife, mother, grandmother, Mrs. Montgomery. She was a sweet, gentle soul.

Jim Lightfoot

January 12, 2019

I thank God for blessing me by allowing me to grow up on Franklin St. and know Marg and Joe Montgomery and their wonderful family! My memories of those days would fill a book and would include a Montgomery on every other page. I will be forever thankful for having the opportunity to see Marg and Joe last Summer. They have had a positive, enduring influence on my life. I will miss Marg so much. May God bless her and her family.

Jim Lightfoot

Lori Dibble

January 12, 2019

Larry, Lucy & the entire Montgomery Family,

I am so sorry for the loss of your mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She certainly was a treasured gift that added a lot of character to your clan. Margaret will be missed by many as she was a special lady that could always put a smile on your face. Love to you all!

Lori Dibble and Family

Barbe and Randy Von netzer

January 12, 2019

Joe, Larry, Marcia, Paula and David,
We are so sad to lose our “second mom”, the life of the party, our moms best friend, and someone who was always there to hug when we came home for holidays. You have been wonderful to her during these long and difficult days and she knew she was dearly loved. I’m so sorry we can’t be with you during this time but please know that you remain in our hearts and our prayers.. and Maggie is telling them how it goes in heaven! Much love❤️

Rick and Dorene Shattuck

January 12, 2019

Sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Cheryl Abar

January 12, 2019

Joe and Family,
So sorry to hear about Margaret's passing. I waited on you both for many years at Phillip's Diner. Such a very nice lady. Even though I no longer work at Phillips, I will forever pouch 1 on wheat for Margaret.
Fly High and Roar!!!