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NEW LISBON - Margaret Ethel Antaly Sorrentino passed away peacefully on Dec. 31, 2017. She was surrounded by her family and close friends.
Born in Woodbridge, New Jersey, on Aug. 24, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Ethel (MacVassey) Antaly and Andrew Antaly.
Margaret lived on Long Island in her earlier years and, for the latter part of her life, she resided in New Lisbon for 40 years.
Margaret enjoyed cooking elaborate Sunday dinners for her family and entertaining her friends. She took pride in cooking and the upkeep of her home, loved to clean and make sure everything in her home was perfect. Every night she enjoyed spending time with her husband of 72 years while enjoying a Manhattan.
Margaret enjoyed to crochet and made items for family, friends and her church. She also went on many adventures as she traveled the world with her husband and close friends. In the summer, Margaret spent time in her garden where she grew many vegetables and canned them all for the winter. She was known for her dill pickles, jellies and Italian tomato sauce. She was also an avid couponer and loved to shop for her groceries.
Margaret is survived by her husband, Joseph C. Sorrentino; son, Joseph C. Sorrentino Jr.; grandchildren, Jeanne Griffin, Kate Hewlett (Jason), and Christopher MacLeman (Lynette and Jeffrey).
She was predeceased by her daughter, Christine Ann Sorrentino MacLeman.
Calling hours will be held from 3 to 6 p.m., Friday, Jan. 5, at Johnston Funeral Home in Morris. The funeral and celebration of life will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 6, at Holy Cross Church in Morris with Father David Mickiewicz officiating.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Christine Ann MacLeman Scholarship Fund (Margaret's daughter) for a Morris Central School student. These donations may be made in care of any Community Bank.
Online condolences may be made to Margaret's family at www.johnstonfh.com.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris.
Published on January 2, 2018
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