Margaret A. Fogarty
Friday, July 26, 1957
Date of Death:
Sunday, March 26, 2023
65 years old
Margaret A. Fogarty
Margaret Ann Fogarty, 65, of Eyota, MN died Sunday, March 26 at her home from an extended respiratory illness.
Margaret was born July 26, 1957 in Rochester, MN to Claire and Helen (Kelly) Fogarty. She graduated from Stewartville High School in 1975. She was most recently employed at Olmsted County Correctional Services where she just retired.
Margaret enjoyed writing, going to casinos, and time spent with her daughter and grandson. She was especially proud of her Irish heritage and was fortunate to have been able to visit Ireland.
She is survived by her daughter, Cassandra; grandson, Andrew; sister, Connie (Dave) Krebsbach; brother, Pat (Sue) Fogarty; sister-in-law, Madonna Fogarty; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Terry and Tom, and maternal and paternal grandparents.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 1 at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in Simpson with Fr. Timothy Biren officiating. The visitation will be two hours prior to the service on Saturday. Burial will be at St. Bridget’s Cemetery.
The family of Margaret A. Fogarty has received the following condolences.
From our teen years at school, to making plans for the weekends, along with all the celebrations, road trips and family gatherings. Margaret was a great friend, like a 4 leaf clover; hard to find and lucky to have. So with a heavy heart my sincere condolences to Margaret's family. Your all in my prayers for strength to get through this tough time of loss. Irish say, "Those we love don't go away. They walk beside us every day, unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved, still missed, by memories dear.”
Margaret, what a kind loving soul. Always had to chat with each other when I took my Twins to see their PO. Always had kind words to help me through those rough times. Now at Peace and so sadly missed forever. Hope you meet up with my Sister Dee cuz you have a lot of catching up to do. I will see you later Margaret 🙏
To Margaret's Family: Margaret was a part of my work day for many years. It was obvious she enjoyed what she did. We shared many laughs and sometimes tears and I am honored to say she was a part of my life. She had a heart that was kind, a wit that was quick and gave when she could. Her family was her greatest pride and she spoke of you often, I know you must know how much she loved you. I am grateful that I was able to share some of her time but I am deeply saddened for your loss and for the years she lost before returning home. "May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand"
Cassy, Connie, Dave, Pat, Madonna, & family
Yesterday was simply perfect listening to Margaret’s quick wit as the end was so near, one thing I am happy she never lost.
A Million Times
You never said I’m leaving
You never said goodbye
You were gone before I knew it
And only God knows why.
A million times I’ve needed you
A million times I’ve cried
If love alone could have saved you
you never would have died.
In life we loved you dearly
in death we do the same.
In our hearts you hold a place
no one else will ever fill.
It broke our hearts to lose you
but you didn’t go alone
for part of us went with you
the day God called you home.
I am here to assist in any way I can. I pray the Holy Spirit wraps his arms around you all and provides you comfort in the difficult time.
- Carrie, Jordan, Madisyn, Tony and James Collins
My sincere condolences to the family. Margaret has been a good friend of mine since junior high school. I will never forget all of the good times and great memories ghroughgout the years. RIP sweet sister. No more pain.