Margaret Molloy (Maggie), 87 of Greenwood, Indiana passed away on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at St. Vincent Ascension Hospital.
She was born in Sandycove, Ireland to Charlie and Annie Mulvaney. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 53 years, Neil Molloy, in 2012. Maggie will be dearly missed by her five children, Kevin (Laura), Nuala Moran, John (Fran), Anne Doyle (Dave), Tara Sears (Rob); her loving grandchildren Joe, Chris, Morgan, Maggie, Sallie, Abbie, David, and Neil; and her great grandchildren Connor, Valen, Beckham, Ronan, and Carl.
Maggie was one of ten children raised in Ireland. She worked hard from an early age and passed that work ethic on to her children. She had many talents – she loved swimming, playing piano, and table tennis as a child. She was the first woman to swim with the Christian Brothers and was a 2-mile long distance swimmer. She made many great memories in Ireland, and she was drawn to the seashore throughout her whole life.
She met Neil, the love of her life in Bray, Ireland. In 1958 she moved to America to be with him. They started their life together in Morristown, NJ. In 1969 she moved to Michigan and lived there until 1979 when she moved to Indiana. She was very involved with Our Lady of Greenwood Catholic Church. She loved singing in the choir, helping with funeral meals, and was very involved in the OLG food pantry.
Maggie was very talented – she loved interior decorating and had a knack for making everything she touched beautiful. If you went to her house for tea, she treated you like royalty and she made everyone feel special. She was a friend to many.
In the early 90’s, she moved to Siesta Key after working hard raising her five children. She was able to enjoy retirement with her husband and they traveled the world together. She loved Siesta Key and was very involved in her parish, St. Michael the Archangel. She loved to bring people together at church and started a coffee fellowship hour on Thursday mornings where she baked countless coffee cakes and lemon bars. Her baked goods were legendary.
She moved back to Indiana in 2016, where she enjoyed reading, playing cards, and spoiling her cat Charlie that she rescued. She was able to welcome 3 great grandchildren while she lived here. She loved trips to Brown County, attending numerous concerts, and loved her casino time - she had such a youthful, fun spirit.
Her motto was “If I can do a good deed for someone, Lord please send them my way”. She had such a strong faith in God and she lived by these words every day:
“Christ within me, Christ beside me,
Christ before me, Christ to guide me.
Christ in rising, Christ in sleeping,
Christ in working, Christ in keeping.”
Visitation and Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday, December 5, 2022 at St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church in Indianapolis. Visitation will take place that morning from 10am-noon, Mass will begin at noon. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Our Lady of Greenwood Food Pantry, 335 S. Meridian Street, Greenwood, IN 46143.
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