Margaret "Maggie" Briand
Friday
15
February

Visitation at Funeral Home

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, February 15, 2019
F. RUGGIERO & SONS, Inc.
732 Yonkers Avenue
Yonkers, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

Mount Hope Cemetery
50 Jackson Avenue
Hastings On Hudson, New York, United States
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Obituary of Margaret "Maggie" Briand

Margaret “Maggie” Briand passed away on February 9, 2019 at the age of 72.

 

Maggie loved her family - Arleen Burgess of Florida; Patricia (Tim) Hodges of Yonkers; and Sharleen (Karl) Johns of Smithtown.  Maggie also adored and was very proud of her niece, Shannon Hodges.

 

Although Maggie held many job titles over the years, the one closest to her heart was working as a Foster Grandparent for the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) in Yonkers, NY.  She was very dedicated and loved working with the nursery/pre-school toddlers who affectionately called her “Grandma”.

 

Maggie was an animal lover and especially fond of cats.  She loved all people and being around family and friends at events and holidays.  Maggie also enjoyed watching classic horror movies and Halloween was her favorite time of year.  She also loved to play the slot machines and trips to Atlantic City. Maggie enjoyed listening and dancing to music from the 50’s and 60’s era.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations in Maggie's memory may be made to the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA), 87 South Broadway, Yonkers, NY  10701.  914-963-0640.

 

A memorial gathering to celebrate Maggie’s life will take place on Friday, February 15th from 5:00-8:00pm at Ruggiero & Sons, Inc. Funeral Home - 732 Yonkers Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10704 - (914) 375-1400.  Private interment at Mount Hope cemetery.

 

Lyrics from Dancing with the Angels song by Monk & Neagle:

Memories surround me
But sadness has found me
I'd do anything for more time
Never before has someone meant more
And I can't get you out of my mind
There is so much that I don't understand
But I know
Chorus:
You're dancing with the angels
Walking in new life
You're dancing with the angels
Heaven fills your eyes
Now that you're dancing with the angels
You had love for your family
Love for all people
Love for the Father, and Son
Your heart will be heard
In your unspoken words
Through generations to come
There is so much that I don't understand
But I know
Chorus:
You're dancing with the angels
Walking in new life
Your're dancing with the angels
Heaven fills your eyes
Now that you’re dancing with the angels
We're only here for such a short time
So I'm gonna stand up
Shout out
And sing hallelujah
One day I'll see you again

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