Margaret Greco, age 91, of Ft. Myers, FL, passed away on June 11, 2018. She was born July 6, 1926, in Holland Patent, NY, the daughter of Rock and Zolide (Charboneau) Schneider. Margaret’s son Rock Wekelo and five of her siblings preceded her in death: Rock Schneider, Adolph Schneider, Evelyn DiPiero, Edna Nadia, and Fluerette Thompson. Surviving siblings, all of New York state, are Jeannette Simpson of Utica, Yvonne (Charles) Thompson of Utica, Diane Kowal of Watertown, Marilyn (Ray) Crossley of Utica, and Linda (Eddie) Kloster of Whitesboro.
Margaret is also survived by her husband, Remo Greco, who she married on November 29, 1969, in Utica, NY; two children, Joseph Wekelo (Diane) of Salisbury, MA, and Alfred Wekelo of Richmond, VA; a stepdaughter, Deb Luff (Jim) of Redmond, WA; three grandchildren, Chad, Kerry, and Christopher Wekelo; a step granddaughter, Gina Bruns; and six great grandchildren.
Margaret was by nature a creative person, bringing her unique touch to everything from costume- and jewelry-making to her gourmet meals. She served as the president/chief of the Utica School Crossing Guards Association and was one of the city’s first eight “meter maids” in the early 1960s. She was also an officer of the St. Joseph Mothers’ Club and worked for 30 years, with jobs in pharmacy stores, cosmetology, and making custom jewelry. Margaret’s life was rich with loving family and very special friends, who were the source of much joy for her.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Hope Hospice at https://www.hopehcs.org/donate/ or sent to Development Office, Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908. A private memorial service will be conducted at a future date in Margaret’s longtime hometown, Utica, NY.