March 24, 2017
Born in White Plains
Resided in Palenville, NY
She was born in Hawthorne, NY, a daughter of Albert and Mary Sullivan Vitiello. Marguerite was a graduate of the St. Joseph's School of Nursing in Elmira. She married Michael Sprague on May 25, 1985.
As a Registered Nurse, she worked in Colorado at Aspen General Hospital from 1982-'85 and then in Providence, Rhode Island as a home care nurse. In 1988 she settled in Palenville, NY and worked for the Greene County Public Health Dept. and as a case manager for Hospice in Catskill.
Marguerite loved the outdoors, skiing, hiking, camping and bird watching. She was an avid sportswoman and musician. In recent years, Marguerite used her musical talent as a Music Therapist of which she would say "heading to work with my most precious people" ~ bringing therapeutic music their way. She played flute at facilities in Columbia and Greene counties. Most recently Marguerite began Kaaterskill Creek Crochet and sold her products locally. Her generous spirit prompted her to also donate crocheted Jewelry and Neckwear proceeds to local woman's shelter through her Amazing Women Crochet Co.
In addition to her parents of South Kingstown, R.I. and husband of Palenville, Marguerite is survived by her daughter Emily Anne Sprague of Jamaica Plains, Mass., three sisters Mary Ann Barrows and her husband Glenn of Rhinebeck, NY, Theresa Fitzgerald and her husband Neil of Tunbridge, VT and Kathleen Doggett and her husband David of Jupiter, FL; one brother Albert Vitiello and his wife Suzanne of Newtown, CT. Many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews also survive.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday 4 to 7pm. at Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Hgts., Catskill. The funeral procession will form on Friday at 9:00 a.m. from the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church, Palenville at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in St. Francis de Sales Cemetery, Elka Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Marguerite's name to: Sacred Heart Church 710 State Route 32A, Palenville, NY 12463.
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Catskill, NY USA 12414
Palenville, NY USA 12463
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