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Margaret Pothul, 96

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Margaret Wool Pothul, 96, passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at Fairview Commons. 

Born on September 12, 1921, in Mt. Vernon, N.Y., she was the daughter of Anthony and Ida Moccio Wool. She attended local school and graduated from the former Searles High School with the class of 1939. She also attended Berkshire Community College.

She married Joseph Pothul on May 29, 1941, and they enjoyed 70 years of marriage together. Initially, they purchased a large tract of land off Lake Avenue in Great Barrington and built their family home, the first on Pothul Drive. They later developed the land and today more than a dozen homes grace that same street.

Margaret was primarily a homemaker, proudly raising her four children. She also enjoyed music, dancing, cooking and crocheting. She held her beloved friendships close to her heart and loved story telling with those friends. Margaret and Joe traveled extensively throughout Italy during their retirement and enjoyed wintering in Florida.

Margaret is survived by her four children, Deanna Tennison and Ronald Pothul, both of Florida, Anthony Pothul of North Carolina and Joseph Pothul of Great Barrington; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Pothul on October 2, 2012.

Funeral notice: Funeral services for Margaret W. Pothul will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at 10 a.m. at Finnerty & Stevens Funeral Home in Great Barrington, conducted by Rev. William Murphy. Burial will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery. There will be no calling hours.

Obituary Provided By: Finnerty & Stevens Funeral Home

Recollections & Sympathy For the Family
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Our condolences to the family. Margaret was a very dear friend of my mom, Aleacia Siok. Feels like end of an era with both of these great women passing. Tears and prayers for both. They will be,missed. They shared many hours of laughter.
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