August 2, 1933 - July 29, 2020
Margaret Leskowich, 86, of Tinton Falls, NJ, died on July 29th, 2020, at home. Margaret grew up in county Cavan, Ireland, emigrated to New York as a teen, and lived in Allentown PA, and Bradley Beach NJ, before moving to Seabrook 4 years ago. Margaret was born on Aug 2, 1933, in Castletara to Helen McCormack, widow of Arthur Kavanagh. She was their only child. She married the love of her life Frank Leskowich 64 years ago and is the loving mother of three children and very proud grandmother of five. She self-nominated herself as “Your Irish Grandmother” to many friends and acquaintances. She is survived by her devoted husband Frank; son, Arthur and his wife, Natasha, of St Helens, Oregon; daughter, Melissa Hickey and her husband Pat, of Oceanport; son, Vincent and his wife Dr. Irene Chiotis-Leskowich of Karpathos, Greece; her grandchildren Patrick Hickey, Portland Oregon, Dr. Erin Hickey, Philadelphia, Connor Hickey and his fiancé Roma Patel, Jersey City, Frank Leskowich, Slovakia, and Sophia Leskowich, Greece. Margaret was active in every parish she ever lived. She carried the water from the well to fill the fonts in Castletara; she served in many capacities at Ascension Church, Bradley Beach, notably founding a popular Irish dance event, the monthly ceili. Margaret served both on the altar and in the kitchen, both with tireless devotion. Margaret loved to cook and was a prolific baker. She often delivered meals and cookies to families and convents in need. She had an Irish feistiness that stayed with her into her last days. Above all, Margaret had a grateful heart for her many blessings. A funeral mass will be celebrated at The Church of the Nativity, Fair Haven on August 5th, at 10 AM. Masks are required. In lieu of flowers, donations in Margaret’s name may be made to St Francis Society of the St Teresa of Calcutta Parish church, Bradley Beach. All other services are private. For online condolences and directions please visit her memorial website at www.bongarzonefuneralhome.com.
Margaret Leskowich, 86, of Tinton Falls, NJ, died on July 29th, 2020, at home. Margaret grew up in county Cavan, Ireland, emigrated to New York as a teen, and lived in Allentown PA, and Bradley Beach NJ, before moving to Seabrook 4 years ago.... View Obituary & Service Information
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