Margaret Jean Haley Love
Age 93, of Watkins Glen, died peacefully on June 29, 2015. A Mass of Resurrection celebrating the life of Margie will be held on Tuesday (July 7th) at St. Mary’s of the Lake Church at 10:00A.M. Calling hours will be held at Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th Street, Watkins Glen NY on Monday (July 6th) from 4:00PM to 8:00PM. Margie was born January 24, 1922 in Youngstown, Ohio. She was the beloved only child of Dr. Daniel Haley, DVM and Marinda Mitchell Haley. Shortly after her birth the family moved to Watkins Glen where she resided most of her life. Margie graduated from Watkins Glen High School in 1939 and following her father’s footsteps she graduated from The Ohio State University in 1943. At OSU she was a Delta Gamma and continued her friendships with her sorority sisters all her life. She taught physical education at Harley School in Rochester, NY until she married her high school classmate and lifelong friend, Jack Love on June 26, 1944 at St Mary’s of the Lake Catholic Church in WG. He was in Veterinary School at Cornell and their first daughter Margaret was born in Ithaca in 1945. Soon after they returned to Watkins Glen, and Jack setup veterinary practice with Margie’s Dad. Children Daniel, Elizabeth and Thomas followed soon after. Margie led a full life with family and friends in the town she loved. She was active in all of her children’s lives as well as being a supportive daughter to her parents and loving wife to Jack. She loved to entertain and was an able hostess at many functions at their home. In addition she loved sports and she and Jack tailgated at Cornell football games regularly. They also remained loyal Buckeye fans and seldom missed a match! She remained active with the 39ers’, her lifelong High school friends, all of her life. Competitive by nature she loved golf and bridge and was able to continue this passion at Seven Springs Golf and Country Club in Florida where she and Jack resided during their retirement years. Margie remained active until recently in her local Bridge group with close friends. They also loved to travel and took many trips abroad. Margie was active in the National Women’s Auxiliary to the American Veterinary Medical Association as a member of the public relations committee, treasurer, and vice president for membership promotion and was ultimately elected President. Locally she was active in the Schuyler County League of Women Voters. She was a communicant of St. Mary’s of the Lake Church and her strong faith guided her through life. She was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Dr. Thomas Jack Love, DVM in 2004, son Daniel Haley Love, granddaughter, Marinda Pevo, son in law Peter Pevo and grandson, Brennan Daniel Love. She will be greatly missed by her loving family: children, Peggy Love Voorheis (Gary), Becky Love Pevo Bond (Stephen), Tom Love (Kathy) and Bill Colunio (Susie); grandchildren, Danielle Voorheis Kreitz (Paul), Jonathan Voorheis (Mindy), Mitchell Pevo, Jillian Pevo, Thomas Jack Love III, Sean Love (Chelsea), Kim Colunio Morrissey (Matthew), Daniel Colunio (Elisabeth); great grandchildren, Jacob Gilbert, Haley Gilbert, Caleb Voorheis, Luke Voorheis, Logan Morrissey, Erin Morrissey, Quinn Morrissey, Catherine Colunio, and Caroline Colunio; and many nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank Sandy and Paul Montgomery of Montgomery House in Odessa for the loving and compassionate care Margie received there. Those who wish may send a memorial donation to St. Mary’s of the Lake Church, 905 N. Decatur St. Watkins Glen, NY 14891, or The International Motor Racing Research Center at Watkins Glen, 610 S. Decatur St. Watkins Glen, NY 14891. You may express condolences to the family, light a “Candle of Remembrance” or sign a guestbook online at www.RoyceChedzoy.com.