Obituary of Margaret Herrington
A life well lived, Saturday March 30, 2019 Margaret Jane Herrington left this world to join those who have gone before her. Affectionately called “Peg”, Margaret was born December 1, 1919 in Easton, New York, to her parents Rosalie and John Weir, Sr. She was the second eldest of 7 children including five brothers and one sister. As a young girl she was raised on a farm where she helped care for her siblings.
At the age of 21 she married Raymond “Ray” Eugine Herrington, Jr. Together they had two children Dennis Barry Herrington and Debera “Debbie” Herrington Torbett. Dennis still lives on the Herrington farm in South Argyle, Debbie passed in 2014. Together Margaret and Ray ran a successful dairy farm and lived a very self-sufficient life. She was from our greatest generation, those of hard workers who valued everything earned.
Margaret was a talented artist, masterful at drawing and crochet. She had an impish way that endeared her to those who knew her. Margaret has two grandchildren from her daughter Debbie and Son in Law Ken, Megan Becker is married to John, Tyler Torbett is married to Caroline, each have two children and reside in Marietta, Georgia.
She is survived by her son Denny, Son in Law Ken Torbett, grandchildren Megan Becker and Tyler Torbett, and four great grandchildren Georgia Sue Becker, Poppy Becker, Jackson Torbett and Sawyer Torbett, as well as nieces and nephews.
As a Mom and Grandma, she was beloved. Known for her superior mashed potatoes and infamous pies. A guest always had a spot at her table and pie for dessert. She spent the last 10 years of her life living at Washington Center, where she was a favorite amongst the staff, nurses and residents. Margaret had many favorites, and Marinea Bonenfant was at the top of the list. Her family in New York and Georgia is ever thankful to all those at Washington Center who cared for her. A special thank you to Erin Gillis for your love and extra attention to Margaret over the years. She loved you and we are all so grateful to you.
We can all find peace knowing that her loved ones who have gone before her were waiting for her with open arms including her husband Ray and daughter Debbie. God Bless You and, “take its easy” sweet Mom, Grandma and Great Grandma.
Graveside services will be held at 10am Friday, April 12, 2019 at the Greenwich Cemetery with Rev. Keith Mann officiating.
Online condolences and messages to the family may be made at www.flynnbrosinc.com