MARGARET M. "MAGGIE" "MUGGS" MCGILLISMargaret M. "Maggie" "Muggs" McGillis, 90, "Queen" of Park Point, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012 at her home after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.
Margaret M. "Maggie" "Muggs" McGillis, 90, "Queen" of Park Point, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012 at her home after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.
Margaret Mary McGillis was born July 23, 1922 in Duluth, the daughter of John A. and Gertrude (Glenn) McGillis.
Maggie graduated from Cathedral High School in Duluth. She retired as a Social Service Specialist of St. Louis County after 20 years of service. Her primary client population was Senior Citizens.
Maggie was a life-long member of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church and was the first baby baptized in the church. She was on the Board of Directors of the Duluth Boat Club and Franciscan Health Center. Maggie was appointed to the Mayor's Appointment Advisory Board by Gary Doty, was the project Coordinator of the Social Concerns Committee of Center City Catholic Churches, a life long member of the Park Point Community Club, and was affiliated with the Park Point Art Fair. She was a lifetime member of the North Shore Homesteaders Senior Citizen Club and the Sister City Program. Maggie was the coordinator of the annual CHUM Christmas dinner and party for many years. She also volunteered at Miller Dwan Hospital.
Maggie was very proud of her garden, and loved to travel with her Motor Craft Trailer Club. She was known for her quick quips that made everyone laugh and was well known for her resourcefulness.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Jack, who was killed during the Battle of the Bulge during World War II in 1944.
Maggie is survived by her cousin, Marge Glenn of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, "next of kin" Patchez, and many loving neighbors and friends.
A special thank you to Senior Friends, Bayshore Ecumen Care Center, Nurses that Care, and Essentia St. Mary's Hospice for their care and concern.
VISITATION: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012 in Dougherty Funeral Home, 600 East Second Street, Duluth and 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 10, 2012 until the 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, 2002 Minnesota Avenue, Duluth. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, Duluth. Memorial preferred to the Margaret M. McGillis Memorial Fund, c/o US Bank, 130 West Superior Street, Duluth, MN 55802. Arrangements by Dougherty Funeral Home (218) 727-3555.