Margaret M. Visconti, 75, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY — Margaret M. Visconti, 75, of 27641 State Rt. 37, Watertown, passed away June 4, 2018, at the Samaritan Keep Nursing Home where she had been a resident.

There will be no calling hours or funeral service. It was her wish to be cremated and services be held at the convenience of the family.

She was born Dec. 5, 1942, in Queens, NY, the daughter of Jack Melchionna and Margaret Rush.

While living in Queens she met Thomas James Visconti from Brooklyn whom she married on July 1, 1967, at St. Gregory’s Church in Queens. The couple resided in Yonkers before moving to Alaska for three years and then Florida for three years.  In March 1976 her husband had an opportunity to work at New York Air Brake as an electrician. The couple moved to Watertown where he went on to work the next 25 years at New York Air Brake, retiring in 2000. During that time Margaret was a homemaker.

She was a very good cook and enjoyed reading. When her daughter was young she volunteered as a scout leader for Girl Scouts. Most of all she loved her family and was an old fashioned honest person.

She is survived by her loving husband of husband of fifty years, Thomas James Visconti, Watertown; a daughter and son-in-law, Laura and Joshua Perry, Manlius, NY; three grandchildren, Ronan, Bella and Tommy; and her beloved mother, Margaret Gonzalez, Watertown.

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