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Margaret A. Sneddon, 89, Of East Fishkill

EAST FISHKILL, N.Y. – Margaret A. Sneddon, 89, of East Fishkill, died at her home.

She was born Dec. 1, 1925, in Wishaw, Scotland to the late Alexander and Florence Howieson. On Sept. 20, 1947, she married the love of her life, David M. Sneddon, in the Masonic Hall, Shotts, Scotland. Her husband died in 1996.

In 1995, Sneddon came to the United States with her mother, daughter Florence, nephew Colin and dog Minky to join her two brothers, Alexander and James in Hatboro, Pa. Her husband joined them in 1954 after serving in the Royal Air Force, Scotland.

While living in Hatboro, Sneddon worked as a waitress in the Hatboro Diner, the Dutchess Diner and the Spring Restaurant, and then in a ShopRite in Fishkill as a cashier. They moved to Wappingers Falls in 1964. She worked as a food server at IBM until her retirement in 1987.

Sneddon is survived by a daughter Florence Stobo (Robert), Wappingers Falls; granddaughter Sheila Falciano (Nicholas), Wappingers Falls; grandson Robert D. Stobo Jr., Raleigh, N.C.; great-granddaughters Annalise and Gianna Falciano, Wappingers Falls; great-grandson Carter Stobo, Louisburg, N.C.; nephews Colin Howieson (Sue), Quakertown, Penn; James Howieson, Jr., Hatboro, Penn.; Patrick Howieson (Kathy); nieces Catherine Starr (Ray), Leighton, Penn.; Anne Marie Howieson (George), Hatboro, Penn.; Grandnieces Sue Bartholomew, Wendy Mosko, Marie Vogel (all Penn.); three grandnephews, Paul Howieson, John Welsh Scott Hartcorn (all Penn.); several great-grandnephews and several nieces and their families in Scotland; and family in Nova Scotia.

She was predeceased by her husband David, parents Alexander/Florence Howieson; daughter Jean; brothers Robin, Alexander and James Howieson (Catherine); and many good friends in Scotland, Pennsylvania and New York.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Sparrows Nest, Hospice of Dutchess County, Paralyzed Vets of America, SPCA of Dutchess County or breast cancer charities.

Services will be from 2-5 p.m. Saturday at Robert H. Auchmoody Funeral Home, 900 Route 82, Hopewell Junction.

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