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Margaret Ellen (Rodgers) George

November 14, 1928 October 29, 2018
Margaret Ellen (Rodgers) George
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Obituary for Margaret Ellen (Rodgers) George

Margaret Ellen (Rodgers) George, our angel peacefully passed away October 29, 2018. She joins her beloved husband of 68 years, Davey, and son William who are waiting for her in Heaven.

She was born in St. John’s Newfoundland on November 14, 1928, to James and Genevieve Rodgers. She was one of 12 children. She leaves behind one sister Bridget Kujbida of Prince Edward Island and many cousins including Barry Stringer, wife Sherry, and Jennet Stringer of Newfoundland.

Our beloved Angel was the proud and devoted mother of 8 children - Genevieve Reese; Kathleen Swindell; Grace Williams, Mary Birch (Danny); Cindy Bonner (Bill); Rose Edwards Peloquin (Don); and Robert George (Cynthia) and William (Deceased). She was the proud Grandmother of 37, Great Grandmother of 38 and Great-great-Grandmother of 7.

Margaret faced many hardships in her life: she raised her children alone at times as she was a strong Navy wife. She obtained her GED at age 40, and then earned her College Degree in Food Management. She worked for the Chesapeake School System where she rose to cafeteria manger eventually retiring from Deep Creek Intermediate School.

She was a devoted member of Holy Angels Catholic Church as well as a longtime member of their Sewing Club. She served her community passionately by participating in bazaars, working in the nursery, serving Communion to shut-ins, and collecting donations for several charities.

She taught her family how to love and depend on God and to love others.

Margaret was not only beautiful inside and out but intelligent, quietly funny and playful. As her children mourn the loss of their mother, their angel, their Rock, they hold dear to their hearts many fond memories of her sweet smile and gentle nature.

There will be a memorial mass at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Portsmouth, VA Saturday, November 3, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. with reception following in the church’s community hall. A private interment will be held at the Veteran’s Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of Flowers the family ask donations be made to Saint Mary’s Children’s home at 6171 Kempsville Cir., Norfolk, VA 23502. Snellings Funeral Home, George Washington Hwy. Chapel assisting the family. Condolences may be offered to the family at

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Memorial Mass




11:00 AM 11/3/2018 11:00:00 AM
Holy Angels Catholic Church

34 Afton Parkway
Portsmouth, VA 23702

Holy Angels Catholic Church
34 Afton Parkway Portsmouth 23702 VA
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Mary's Home

6171 Kempsville Circle
Norfolk, VA 23502

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