Margaret T. Markel

February 16, 1920 - December 13, 2017 West Grove, PA | Age 97 Loving Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother

Margaret T. Dillon Markel, age 97 of West Grove, Pa, died Wednesday, December 13th, 2017. She was the wife of Robert H. Markel, with whom she shared 61 years of marriage. She was born in New Garden, Pa, the daughter of Margaret and Martin P. Dillon, Sr. Margaret was predeceased by one sister, Mary O’Connell and three brothers, Edward, Martin and James Dillon.

Margaret was a Registered Nurse working for Alfred I DuPont Hospital for Children for several years and was also a member of Assumption BVM Church in West Grove, Pa.

She is survived by one son, Robert T. Markel of Boston, Massachusetts; two grandchildren, Robert J. Markel of San Francisco, California and Katherine C. Swift of Fairfield, Connecticut; as well as four great grandchildren, Eliza of California and Clark, Margaret and John Swift of Fairfield, Connecticut.

You are invited to join Margaret’s family and friends for a viewing at 12:30pm on Saturday, December 16th, at Assumption BVM Church in West Grove, Pa. A funeral mass will follow at 1:30pm. Interment will be held privately with family.

Memorial Contributions may be made in Margaret’s memory to Assumption BVM Church, 300 State Road, West Grove, Pa, 19390. Arrangements by Foulk & Grieco Funeral Home.

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December 16, 2017 12:30 pm Assumption BVM Church
300 State Road
West Grove, Pa, 19390

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December 16, 2017 1:30 pm Assumption BVM Church
300 State Road
West Grove, Pa, 19390




  1. Bob and Family I am very sorry Bob and I weren’t able to come today. My daughter, Marie, was coming up from Dover to get us but the snow and Bob and I both not feeling well changed our plans. I am sorry I missed Babe’s Mass and the Eulogy you gave for her. Both Joan and Helen Ann told me it was very moving. Marie (Rezy) O’Connor

    Marie O'Connor and Bob O'Connor | December 16, 2017 at 10:36 PM
  2. I am so sorry. When I read this today, it took me back to some wonderful memories of when we were neighbors. Mrs. Markel was always so friendly and caring. She was also ready to help when needed. I also remember Freckles, the dalmation , who made playing the game of badminton almost impossible! Wonderful memories of a wonderful woman…Jean Moroney Bryan

    Jean Bryan | December 15, 2017 at 11:16 AM
  3. Dear Robert and Family,
    May I express my sincere condolences upon the death of a very fine lady. I remember your mother and father attending Mass almost daily when we were in grade school at ABVM.
    The lighter side of my memories is my first date–you were a Skeleton and I was Raggedy Ann. Your parents graciously escorted us to the Boy Scout dance held at the cabin in Oxford.
    Hope this finds you happy and well.
    Sharon Pinno Carlisle

    Sharon Pinno Carlisle | December 15, 2017 at 10:28 AM
  4. Sending sympathy and prayers to the Markel Family at this sad time. I remember her way back from our old St. Mary Days and later she and her sister were devoted “Church Lady Friends” of my mothers.
    Christmas Blessings,

    Kilmer | December 14, 2017 at 11:56 AM

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