Margaret D. Fallon, 94 passed away at home on July 20, 2021 from metastatic breast cancer.
Born February 15, 1927 in Seven Kings, Essex, England to the late William and Beatrice Purkis.
Sadly, Margaret's father died when she was quite young leaving her mother to raise two daughters during the difficult times of World War 2. Being residents of greater London, they endured the Blitz, sheltering in an Anderson shelter located in the back garden, sleeping toes to nose and emerging in the morning to assess and repair the damage to their home.
She was married to her loving husband Thomas in 1948, one day after his 27th birthday. He always said that she was the greatest birthday gift he ever received. Her sister Doreen had previously married Thomas’s brother Michael. The result of this union made Margaret, Tom, Doreen and Mick and later their children Sandra and Paul into a tight, loving family circle.
She moved with her husband and daughter, to the U.S. in September of 1957, settled in the greater Chicagoland area where they were befriended by the O'Hare family, a friendship that lasted a lifetime. She later relocated to the Glen Ellyn / Wheaton area where she worked as a legal secretary for many years.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband Thomas Fallon, sister Doreen Purkis Fallon, brother-in- law Michael Fallon and adored grandson Justin Egan.
After the death of her husband, Margaret lived with her daughter Sandra and son-in-law Michael. They lived together for 16 years forming a tight loving family unit. The “three musketeers” could be seen together often traveling, attending parties, sporting events and just enjoying each others company.
Margaret is survived by her daughter Sandra Egan (Michael) and nephew Paul Fallon (Jo),
She was dearest grandmother to Shannon Whelan (James) and Travis Egan (Jennifer), beloved Nana to her great-grandchildren Max, Kily and Finn Egan, Maggie and Joshua Whelan and loving Auntie Margaret to her great nephew and godson Joseph Fallon. Margaret was lovingly known as Grandma Fallon to her large extended family.
Margaret traveled extensively, often visiting family in the U.K. and enjoying destinations throughout the world. She loved animals, excelled at needlework of all types, cherished her friends and treated them as family. She was technically savvy for a woman her age and could regularly be seen commenting on Facebook posts. She will always be remembered for the many crocheted stuffed animals that she made for family members every Christmas and for her bedazzled walking stick.
Margaret was a true respected lady, independent, wise and strong. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 27 at Leonard Memorial Funeral Home, Glen Ellyn from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Forest Hills Cemetery, Glen Ellyn.
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