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Margaret Rose Smith

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As soon as I read the news of Margaret's death, I wanted to send my sincere condolences to her entire family, but especially to the two I had the joy of teaching: Cathy and Christi. Then also to all the others I came to know during my years in the Lower School at Oak Knoll. Indeed, those years were the best! Although I am from Chicago and not Waukegan, I meet the "heartland" qualification Sister Tobie mentioned (and I second

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Posted by: Terri MacKenzie - Chicago, IL - friend   May 05, 2017

Dear members of Margaret's family, colleagues and friends, Oh how I wish we could all be together these days! What stories we could share My connections with Margaret have all to do with Holy Child education and Oak Knoll in particular. Margaret and I graduated from the same Holy Child high school in Waukegan, IL. Those of us from that area and from that high school often refer to it as The Heartland and to ourselves as women of integrity,

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Posted by: Tobie Tondi - San Diego, CA   May 05, 2017

I will forever be grateful you shared the gift of your Mom, Margaret Smith, with me. Like it was yesterday, I remember a 1971 conversation in the Theology area at Oak Knoll (overlooking the cafeteria) when I was distraught that our family was moving to Illinois . Seven years later, having graduated from college, I sat across from your Mom in the Principal's office. What set your Mom apart was her empathy, the deep sense I felt of being seen

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Posted by: Kathleen Gibbons Schuck - Blue Bell, PA - student   May 03, 2017

To the family of Margaret,

Please know how much your mom touched our lives over the last 15 years. We were very blessed to have had Margaret as a dear friend. Her passion for things important to her, her smile, her curiosity, and her quick wit, brought true joy and peace to me every time I was in her presence. I will never forget my first encounter with your mom. I was invited to meet her at her attorney's office. In

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Posted by: Scott Barber - North Palm Beach, FL - Friend   May 02, 2017