Obituary of Margaret Guinan
Margaret Ann (Rhatican) Guinan, 83, of Rockville Centre, New York, passed away on Friday, April 2, 2021.
Margaret, or Peggy, as she was known to family and friends, was born in Flushing on January 7, 1938 to Michael and Eileen (O’Connell) Rhatican.
She was a proud alumna of St. Michael’s Academy on West 33rd Street in Manhattan. Prior to retirement, Peggy developed and managed a successful Shaklee business.
She was a parishioner at Saint Agnes in Rockville Centre, where she taught religious instruction and served as a Eucharistic Minister. She volunteered with the Mercy League for many years. She was an avid reader, loved to dance, and cherished card games and board games with her friends and family. She loved the beach, spending summers at Malibu Beach Club in Point Lookout, NY and many winters on Hutchinson Island in Stuart, Florida.
A wife and mother, Peggy is predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Thomas Guinan of Rockville Centre; five daughters, Margaret Guinan Aiello and her husband, Al Tacornal of St. Augustine, Florida, Noreen Dellay and her husband, Bobby, of New Paltz, New York, Deirdre Rinn and her husband, Andrew, of Oceanside, New York, Maura DeMilt and her husband, John, of Ottawa Hills, Ohio and Shavaun Guinan of Westbury, New York; five sons, Thomas Guinan and his fiancé Fatima Deen of Kingston, New York, Kevin Guinan and his wife, Laura, of Rockville Centre, New York, Timothy Guinan and his wife, Judy Kelly, of New Paltz, New York, Patrick Guinan and his wife, Nancy, of South Hempstead, New York, and Michael Guinan and his wife, Beth Doyle, of East Quogue, New York; eighteen grandchildren, Hunter, Katelyn, Michael, Brenna, Patrick, Donovan, Dylan, Griffin, Morgan, Matthew, Rhiannon, Trevor, Marley, Emerson, Cole, Deirdre, Ty, and Olive; and four great grandchildren, Zachary, Connor, Jacob and Ryan.
Visitation will be at Thomas Glynn Funeral Home on Lincoln Avenue in Rockville Centre, NY. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at St. Agnes Cathedral on Quealy Place in Rockville Centre. Interment will be at Holy Rood Cemetery in Westbury, NY.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation 8815 Conroy Windermere Road Suite 309 Orlando, Florida 32835. HelpfightRA.org or the Diocese of Rockville Centre Catholic Charities catholiccharities.cc