Margaret R Greaney

Passed away on March 10, 2018

Margaret R. Greaney, 87 Mother of seven, grandmother of 11! Mrs. Margaret R. Greaney, formerly of Prince's Bay, Staten Island, and Flatlands, Brooklyn, passed away peacefully on the morning of March 10, 2018, at Carmel Richmond Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, where she had resided for the past three years. Margaret was born on Sept. 15, 1930, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Francis and Margaret Waters. She attended Bishop Memorial High School. After a short career at Marine Midland Bank, Margaret married her "Quiet Man," Dennis J. Greaney, in 1955. While raising their family in Brooklyn, Margaret was an active member in St. Vincent Ferrer Parish, serving in various roles, including principal of the teenage religious education program, and director of youth softball. Margaret also served on the Mother's Clubs at Nazareth and Bishop Kearney High Schools. Margaret and Dennis were married for 50 years. In retirement, they relocated to Staten Island in 1995. There, Margaret enjoyed some rest and relaxation, usually by reading a good library book, or watching an old John Wayne movie. But more than anything, Margaret enjoyed cooking a holiday roast, and hosting her ever-expanding family. Margaret was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her children, Maryalice, Maureen, Dennis and Peggy (Lava), Kevin and Peggy (McGovern), Colleen, James and Donna (Canderozzi), and Margaret and Tim Gray; and her grandchildren, Allison, Dennis, Matthew, Hannah, Emily, James, Timothy, Dillon, Shannon, Finnola, and Molly. Viewing hours are Tuesday, March 13, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., at Casey McCallum-Rice South Shore Funeral Home. Funeral Mass is Wednesday, March 14, at 9:30 a.m., at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 6135 Amboy Rd., Staten Island, N.Y. 10309. Burial is at St. John Cemetery, Middle Village, N.Y. The family is thankful for the loving care and service Margaret received at Carmel Richmond. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Carmelite Sisters of the Aged and Infirm, Carmel Richmond Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 88 Old Town Rd., Staten Island, N.Y. 10304, in memory of Mrs. Margaret R. Greaney. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Carmelite Sisters of the Aged and infirm, in memory of Mrs. Margaret R Greaney, would be greatly appreciated.

Casey-McCallum Rice South Shore F/H 30 Nelson Ave. Staten Island, N.Y. 10308 (718) 317-7600

Published in Staten Island Advance on Mar. 12, 2018

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  • Visitation Tuesday, March 13, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, March 14, 2018

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March 16, 2018

I just read of the passing of Margaret. GOD promises “I will change their mourning into exultation. I will comfort them.” (Jeremiah 31:13) HE will bring back all of your joyful memories of Margaret, so each time you speak of her, it will be without the tears. I give my condolence to the Greaney Family for your great loss.

Rose F.

March 13, 2018

I give my condolence to Margaret's children and their families. Margaret was a very warm, loving and gracious lady. She enjoyed her life. She will sorely missed. For the family, I pray you receive an abundance of moral support from friends and relatives, and comfort and peace from God who promise at Isaiah 26:19 “Your dead will live, rise up. Awake and shout joyfully. You residents in the dust! The earth will let those powerless in death come to life.” May these words bring comfort, and the hope for all in embracing Margaret again.