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Obituary for Margaret Ann "Margie" Traver

Margaret “Margie” Ann Traver, a caring mother, grandmother, and friend, passed away on February 1, 2024, surrounded by loved ones.

Born in New Rochelle, in 1938, Marge was the oldest of her siblings. She was no stranger to hard times and assumed the role of mother’s helper to her mom, Lillian, at a very young age. She was proud to talk about the adventures of helping care for her siblings, while not forgetting to remind one of the realities of hardship that her family grew up in. Perseverance was a specialty of Marge’s and it coupled perfectly with her natural fiery work ethic. Margie worked at Vassar Brother Medical Center as a Medical Record Analyst, for over 40 years. She was widely known for her undeniable talent at deciphering any doctor’s handwriting and could identify the sloppiest signature that puzzled the rest. She attempted to retire once in 2005 but quickly went back for an additional 7 years, before actually retiring in 2012. She couldn’t stay away from the department that she made a second home and the lifelong friendships of her coworkers that were like family to her.

Marge raised 3 daughters of her own, Wendy (Bruce), Valerie and Ann (Donald). However, her greatest joy was becoming a grandmother to her eight grandchildren, Jessica (John), Christopher, Sean (Dee), Sandi (Seth), Kacey, Sara (Timothy), Alexander and Owen. She was a solid pillar of stability throughout her grandchildren’s lives, often making her lap their favorite place to be. She attended every school event, always had your favorite junk food stocked, and always had time to listen to a problem. There was no holiday she didn’t over shop for or weather event you didn’t get a warning phone call over. With the addition of great grandchildren, she officially opened “Gram’s Nursery” and happily babysat all seven of her “pumpkins”, Makayla, Abigail, Matthew, Mila, TJ, Lucas, and Braydon. Her home exuded love and her living room was packed with toys, strollers, and babies, at all times. The next generation of her family continued to be blessed by her endless love.

Marge was famously current on the latest gossip, always ready for a shopping trip or to enjoy meal out, and never too busy to lend an ear and an open heart. Her spirit was extraordinary and her love for those around her was limitless. Her legacy will continue to inspire her family and friends, reminding us of the strength and compassion in her spirit.

Calling hours will be held on Monday, February 5, 2024 from 10am-12pm at McHoul Funeral Home, Inc., 895 Route 82, Hopewell Junction. A burial service will follow at the Hopewell Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Hudson Valley Hospice who cared for her with the utmost compassion and dignity in her final months. Please visit her Book of Memories at