Margaret Mary BYRNE Fawkner obituary
By THE AMHERST BULLETIN and THE DAILY HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE
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Friday, August 3, 2012
AMHERST - Margaret Mary Byrne Fawkner died Thursday, July 26, 2012, at Amherst Center for Extended Care at the age of 89. She had resided in South Amherst since 1953.
Mrs. Fawkner was born Jan. 21, 1923, in Utica, N.Y. Her father was Dr. James Whitefield Byrne and her mother was Mary Claire Macauley Byrne.
Margaret outlived her two older brothers, Dr. James Whitefield Byrne Jr. and Dr. John Macauley Byrne.
Mrs. Fawkner graduated from New York State College for Teachers in 1944 and later taught for a short time at Syracuse University.
In December 1945, at the end of World War II, she married Navy Lt. Charles Hibbard Fawkner from Olive Bridge, N.Y., in Utica, N.Y. When the war was over, Mr. and Mrs. Fawkner settled in Springfield, where Mr. Fawkner, a chemical engineer, became a lifelong employee of Monsanto until his retirement. When Mr. Fawkner left the Navy after serving in Korea, the family came to South Amherst in 1953.
She had four children, Charles Roosa Fawkner of Northboro, Mary Byrne Chase of Melrose, Katherine Elinor Bowes of Mexico City and James Whitefield Fawkner, now deceased. She is survived by nine grandchildren.
Mrs. Fawkner, known as Margo to family and friends, grew up with a voracious appetite for reading about anything and everything. In addition, her real passions were her TR3, her favorite pets Molly, Gormy and Moxy, and travel, especially to Italy. On land and at sea she always enjoyed a new adventure, be it a transatlantic voyage, the Caribbean or Buzzard's Bay in the family sloop. She always enjoyed a great day at sea.
She was always a good sport on a road trip, around the British Isles, along the coast of Italy or up and down the pyramids of Mexico.
Later in life, after her husband passed away in 1995, that spirit of adventure never left her, even when it was someone else's adventure. She was always satisfied to leave her kitchen for Sewing Circle, or a drive around to enjoy the Amherst autumn leaves or spring colors. She was never bored.
Mrs. Fawkner was always ready to engage her curious mind. Her children and grandchildren knew her to always be interested in where their studies and careers might take them and she will be greatly missed by all.
Funeral services were held Monday from the Douglass Funeral Service, Amherst, with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Brigid's Church. Burial followed in South Amherst Cemetery.
Obituary and memorial register at www.douglassfuneral.com.
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