Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home

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Margaret T. Alston

January 4, 1940May 21, 2020

Margaret T. Alston was born on January 4, 1940 in Franklin County, North Carolina. She passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2020 in Stamford, CT. She was the daughter of the late Harry Alston, Sr. and Maggie Neal Alston.

Margaret was educated in Franklin County Schools and graduated in 1959 from the Franklin County Training School of Louisburg, NC. She was a multi-generational nanny, unofficial mom, and adopted member of the Shapiro/Glucksman family for over 50 years in Stamford, CT. Margaret, also known as Maddy, was an avid New York Giants fan, loved watching boxing matches, and enjoyed spending her time outside in her vegetable garden and with “her” kids, Elissa, Scott and Deena. Margaret had a gift for drawing and was a great artist. She was also a talented cook and made the best fried chicken ever eaten. Margaret was preceded in death by her four brothers, Harry Jr., Ervin, Joseph, and Marshall, and one sister, Orene A. Williams.

Margaret is survived by her sister Mattie A. Walter of Henderson, NC; sister-in-law Addie Malone of Richmond, IN; nieces and nephews Dorothy Williams, Sheri Moss, Gloria Overby, Robert Williams, Jr. and Larry Williams (Brenda), Russell T. Walter, all of Henderson, NC; and Michael Alston of Austin, TX. She will be missed by her adopted family in Stamford, CT: Allen and Shari Shapiro Glucksman; Elissa, Jay, Lily, and Brady Hyne; Scott and Rebecca Glucksman; and Deena, Eli, and Jude Schaffer.

A memorial service will be held in Stamford, CT at a later date.

Arrangements made by Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in Margaret’s name to Kids In Crisis www.kidsincrisis.org. Margaret “Maddy” Alston will live on in all who loved her.


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Phyllis Shapiro

May 23, 2020

I remember the day my dear Larry brought her home to Conn. I can see she was nervous but it didn't take long for her to become part of the family. Maddy loved Ricki, Shari, Marc and Mitch and I knew I could trust her with them always. She did everything she could to make Dad comfortable when he was so sick. She had a special place in her heart for him. We will miss you Maddy and rest in peace.

Marc Shapiro

May 23, 2020

We'll miss you, Maddy. RIP. Love you ❤️


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