Margaret Latimer

Obituary of Margaret Latimer

Margaret Latimer Margaret Latimer 66, of Rome, passed away peacefully in her sleep on January 19,2020. She was born on February 16, 1953 in Rome, N.Y. a daughter of the late Albert and Doris Latimer. Margaret resided at the DDSO IRA on West Embargo Street, where she passed away following an extended stay at Rome Memorial Hospital. Her favorite things in life were spending time with her brother Eddie, going to Zion Episcopal Church with her sister Sandie and singing Handel’s Messiah at Christmas time. Margaret also competed in the Special Olympics for 40 years and enjoyed being coached by her favorite coach Dewey Niemi. She loved participating in shot put, basketball throw, poly-hockey skills and the 50-yard dash. Margaret also enjoyed playing bocce and going bowling with her friends and going for walks. She was secretary of the Rome ARC Family Group and annually designed their Christmas card. Margaret worked for several years at Granny’s Doughnuts in Frankfort and was especially proud of her place on the “line” where she boxed doughnuts. She always wanted to be a doctor and now she will get her chance. Margaret loved everyone she met, but especially babies and animals. Her favorite pets were Freckles and Ash Wednesday, family pets she had when growing up. A stuffed dog, Freckles, was by her side in her hospital bed. Margaret was the beloved special younger sister of Sandie Latimer, New Hartford and Edward W. Latimer (Roberta), Westerly, RI; she is also survived by nieces, Susan L. Evans (William Waller), Geneva, Bonnie E. Nobiling (Timothy), Oneonta, Kathryn E. DuBois (Timothy), Huto, TX; grand and great grand nieces and nephews, Alex and Audrey Walbridge, Leslie (Linley) Beckbridge and their son Elliott, Tobias (Courtney) and Anne Nobiling and Nicholas (Shannon) and Ashley DuBois and her daughter, Remington; two cousins in Cranston RI, Hannah Bell Lombardo (John) and Martha Ahern (John) and their families; beloved staff advocates, Sylvia, Melodie, Glen, Kelly, Jamie, Bonnie, Gabrielle, Emmy Lou and Tara; special lifetime friends, Alicia, Diana, Fifi, Casey, Danny and Kevin. The family wishes to thank all of Margaret’s friends and staff from all the years she spent with the DDSO at the East Linden Street IRA and the West Embargo IRA and the nursing staff of the 2nd floor of Rome Memorial Hospital. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Zion Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, 140 West Liberty Street, Rome N.Y. 13440 or the Special Olympics New York 94 New Karner Rd, Suite 208, Albany N.Y. 12203 A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 4:30 P.M. at the Zion Episcopal Church, Rome. Family and friends are invited to attend calling hours from 2-4 P.M. prior to the service at the church. Interment will take place in Rome Cemetery in the spring.
Saturday
15
February

Calling Hours

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Zion Episcopal Church
140 W Liberty Street
Rome, New York, United States
(315)336-5170
Saturday
15
February

Memorial Service

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Zion Episcopal Church
140 W Liberty Street
Rome, New York, United States
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