Margaret Macdonald Scaringe – Obituary

Margaret Scaringe MacdonaldMargaret Scaringe Macdonald, 90, of Raleigh, NC passed away on Monday morning, September 5, 2022 at her residence. She was born in Manhattan, NY daughter of the late Rose Sacco Scaringe and James Joseph Scaringe. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Macdonald, Sr. and son Thomas Jay “TJ” Macdonald.


She is survived by her children, Gwen Matthews and husband Jeffery, Karen Walthall, Catherine Hensley, James “Mac” Macdonald and wife Linda and Tanya Drake and husband Paul; 11grandchildren, as well as 21 great-grandchildren.


She is also survived by her brother Jim Scaringe and his wife Leticia.


Margaret was a longtime member of the Holy Cross Church Choir.  Music and singing were her passions.  She enjoyed golfing and tennis as a member of Boonsboro Country Club in Lynchburg, VA for many years. Out of her love for gardening, she began her journey of owning Gardening Plus. She will be remembered for her smile, her desire to help others, the love she held for her family and friends, and her passion for life.  Her love for music and flowers will be in our hearts forever.


A memorial service will be held at 11 o’clock Saturday morning, October 15, 2022 at the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Lynchburg, VA. Reception will follow.

There will be a family graveside service at Virginia Memorial Park in Forest, VA at 1:00PM.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Lynchburg, VA.


A service of Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 405 S. Main St., Wake Forest, NC 27587 (919) 556-5811,

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