2014-02-07 / Obituaries

Margaret Sawyer

Margaret Elizabeth “Margo” Sawyer, 83, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 21 surrounded by her family at her home in Kennebunk after a long illness.

She was born Nov. 27, 1931, in New City, the daughter of Thomas and Nora Minwegen. She had three children: Leslie, Michele and George. She is survived by her children and her grandson, Charlie Chelnik- Sawyer. She was predeceased by her husband, George C. Sawyer Sr., who died in 1992.

In addition to raising three children, she graduated from the Dominican College of Blauvelt with a degree in English literature and was a food columnist for the Rockland County, N.Y. newspaper, The Journal News, in the early 1960s. She built her lifelong passion for antiques into a series of antique shops starting in the 1970s: East Orland, Maine; Stockton Springs, Maine; and finally Kennebunk.

She moved to Kennebunk in 1993 after the death of her husband to run her antique business and enjoy the Maine coast and her passion for literature.

Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 at the United Methodist Church in Cold Spring, N.Y.

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