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Obituary for Margaret Rose Faulkner (Shields)

FISHKILL – Margaret Rose Faulkner, a Fishkill resident since 1984 and formerly of Eastchester, died on Monday, March 22, 2021 at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco. She was 67.

Daughter of the late John and Lois (Linton) Shields, she was born in New Rochelle on May 5, 1953. Margaret was a graduate of Eastchester Senior High School. She worked as a merchandiser for Foster Grant Company and set up many eyeglass display systems throughout Dutchess County.

Margaret was a member of the First Reformed Church of Fishkill as well as the Oak Grove Grange, where she most recently served as Secretary. She also served as Ceres of the Pomona Grange. She was an avid gardener and loved her pets, especially her cat “Cuddles”.

On June 19, 1976, she married Richard S. Faulkner at the Eastchester Presbyterian Church. Richard survives at home in Fishkill.

Additional survivors include her daughter, Carolyn Tuttle & her husband Thomas of Wappingers Falls; her son, Jeffrey Faulkner of Rhinebeck; her sisters, June Fuhrer & her husband Jim Jr. and Diane Houser & her husband Kurt; her brother, William Shields & his wife Neene; as well as many nieces, nephews, and other loving relatives & friends.

Calling hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 2 at the McHoul Funeral Home of Fishkill, Inc., 1089 Main Street, Fishkill. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 3 at the funeral home with Rev. Amy Nyland officiating. Interment will follow at Greenwood Union Cemetery in Rye. PLEASE NOTE: In compliance with NYS guidelines, social distancing and face masks will be required and capacity may be limited. All attendees should be prepared for potential extended waiting periods. Livestreaming will be available on the funeral home website.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Fishkill Reformed Church, Oak Grove Grange, or Please contact the church office at 845-896-9836 for details.

For online tributes and access to livestreaming, you can visit Margaret’s Book of Memories at