Magdalen M. Knehr, age 87, longtime resident of Baldwin, New York died peacefully at home on June 8, 2018. She is survived by her children, Donald (Polly), Christine (Harry), David (Anne), Mary Beth (Christopher) and Douglas (Debbie), 9 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and all their families. She is preceded in death by her husband, Frederick, her sister and brother.
Magdalen was active in the Girl Scouts in the 60's and 70's and was a member of the starting committee for St. Christopher's Feast in 1975 and worked on the Feast through 2000. She was also active in the American Legion Auxillary #246 from 1990 to present. She enjoyed square dancing, knitting, cross stitch and traveling over her lifetime. Her family and and friends will always remember her as an active person.
She will be reposing at Fullerton Funeral Home, Inc., 769 Merrick Road, Baldwin, New York with the wake on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for Thursday, June 14, 2018, 10:00 a.m. at St. Christopher's Church in Baldwin. Interment to follow at Calverton National Cemetery. A reception will follow at 4:00 p.m. at her grandsons' house, 77 Fischer Avenue, Islip Terrace, NY. All are welcome to attend. Flowers and Mass Cards can be sent to Fullerton Funeral Home, Inc., 769 Merrick Road, Baldwin, NY 11510.
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Thoughts & Prayers
Peonies- her favorite flower;
The cross stitch “samplers” that adorned our walls after every momentous occasion;
The liquor infused fruit cake hiding in the closet;
Her appreciation for receiving the host in her sick bed;
The crocheted blankets;
The photo wall of all the grand and great grandchildren;
The “red crepe paper” posies from the Ladies Auxilary;
The way she pronounced “piano” (Pie-an-oh);
Being entrusted to collect (and then count) the money at St. Christopher’s feast;
Her “precious moments” collection;
~Her apple pie~
Her desire for mercy
Her Husband (and the wonderful father-in-law that he was!)
That the memory of her be a happy one~