Wallace,  Margaret V.

Margaret V. Wallace, 48 , died  08/15/09 in  her residence in Hackettstown, NJ after a 4 month battle with cancer.  Margaret lived in  Hackettstown, NJ since 1994 coming from Elmsford, NY and was born in Tarrytown, NY on 04/25/61.

Husband/Wife of: James Wallace, her beloved husband whom she met in 1988 and married on October 13, 1991 in Andover, NJ

Son/Daughter of: Ada Kathleen (Johnson) Colligan and the late Raymond J. Colligan

Survived By: Her beloved husband-Jim at home
3 beloved sons-Daniel, Brian and Sean, all at home
Her dog-Scout
1 loving sister-Christine and her husband Raymond Mammi, Bangor, PA
her beloved mother-Kathleen Colligan, Bangor, PA
Uncle-John Colligan, Brooklyn, NY
Aunts-Barbara Brewer and Virginia Stinette, FL
Many cousins.

Occupation: In 2006 Maggie joined the staff of Centenary College, Hackettstown, NJ as an assistant librarian until her death

Veteran Info: N/A

Additional Information:  Maggie graduated from Elmsford High School, Class of 1979, attended Westchester Community College and received her Associate Degree in Business Administration. Later she attended Cazenovia College near Syracuse, NY. Maggie worked during summer breaks as a staff horseback riding instructor teaching young Girl Scouts how to groom, handle and ride horses. The live-in camp enviornment allowed her to immerse herself in two of her life-long loves, animals and the outdoors. Studying for a degree in Veterinary Science, she excelled in academics but she discovered that she had no stomach when it came time for the surgical dissections and switched back over to a business program. After college, Maggie worked in the travel industry for companies such as Domenico tours in Jersey City and American Tours International in NYC, handling wholesale international group travel and enjoyed traveling to many exotic destinations including Hawaii, Barbados, Puerto Rico, etc. Maggie continued to work in travel until pregnant with her first son. Maggie was an elder and session member of the First Presbyterian Church, Hackettstown and participated in many fund raising activities with the church and the Cub and Boy Scouts. She was a devoted Den Mother who brought 7 boys (including son Brian) through graduation to the Boy Scots. Maggie was a talented stained glass artist, animal lover and a wonderful wife and mother.

Visitation: Thursday, August 20, 2009, 4:00 - 7:00 PM at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown, NJ

Services: 7:00 PM following the visitation. A memorial tribute and celebration of Maggie's life will be held seperately at a time and date to be announced shortly- Cochran Funeral Home

In Lieu of Flowers: No requests

Interment: Private