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Margaret C. Waite, 100, longtime teacher, Wilson resident

July 27, 2016 – Feb. 4, 2017

WILSON – Margaret C. Waite, a longtime Wilson resident who taught many years in Niagara County schools, died Saturday in Odd Fellow & Rebekah Health Facility, Lockport. She was 100.

Born in St. Catharines, Ont., the former Margaret Foley grew up in Niagara Falls and was a 1934 graduate of Niagara Falls High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree from D’Youville College in 1938 and a master’s degree in education from Niagara University in 1940.

She began her teaching career at LaSalle High School, then taught at Wilson High School until 1943.

She married Albert Waite April 24, 1943, and the two settled in Wilson, where they raised their  family.
Mrs. Waite resumed her career in 1962, teaching junior high school English for Newfane Central Schools. She retired in 1981.

In retirement, she and her husband spent winters in Seminole, Fla., for 20 years.

Mrs. Waite was a communicant of St. Brendan on the Lake Catholic Church in Wilson, a member of the Tatler Club in Niagara Falls and a member of New York State Retired Teachers Association. She enjoyed playing bridge and gardening.

Her husband died in 2005.

Survivors include seven sons, Albert, John, Richard, Thomas, Robert, Paul and Michael; two daughters, Susan VanTyle and Mary Ellen; 21 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Thursday in Niagara University Chapel.

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