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Margaret Stolley

December 10, 1928 — November 3, 2022

Margaret (Maggie) Stolley (nee Moynahan), formerly of Erie and Fort Pierce, FL, passed away peacefully in Atlanta, GA on November 3 in the presence of her elder daughter Karen and son-in-law David Littlefield.  Maggie had recently moved to Atlanta after living in Erie for nearly 60 years. She was born on December 10, 1928 in New York City and raised in Peekskill, NY, where her father served as mayor, in a family of three brothers, John, Bartholomew, and Timothy, and sister Kathy.  She graduated from the Women's College of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and was a teacher. It was in Peekskill that she met her future husband, James (Jim) Stolley; they married on Valentine’s Day in 1953. Their remarkable devotion to each other and delight in each other's company continued until Jim’s passing in 2012.

Maggie and Jim first lived in Hamilton, OH, where Jim worked at Proctor & Gamble and then Beckett Paper Company.  They had three children, Karen, Jim Jr, and Beth.  In 1963, when Hammermill Paper Company acquired Beckett, they moved to Erie. Over the years, Maggie devoted herself to raising her children and volunteering at Hamot Hospital, the Erie Art Museum, and the Neighborhood Art House.  She and Jim were members of the Erie Club, the Kahkwa Club and the Erie Yacht Club, and enjoyed tennis, sailing, skiing, and golf.  At their home on Wolf Road, Maggie and Jim were consummate hosts throughout the years, opening their home to friends and family. They were generous benefactors to the Sisters of St. Joseph, Hamot Hospital, the Boys & Girls Club, the Neighborhood Art House, and the Erie Community Fund. They had many good friends at their home in Ocean Village, FL, and Maggie had begun to make new friends in Atlanta at her Clairmont Place home.

In recent years she loved spending time with family and friends, reading, and baking her trademark English Muffin Bread, Christmas stollen, and cut-out cookies.

In addition to the relatives mentioned above, Maggie is survived by brother John (and wife Patricia), Beth’s husband, Harry Drucker, and grandchildren Will Drucker (and wife Kristen Moreau), Nat Drucker, Emma Drucker (and husband Alec Barfield), Kathleen Littlefield (and husband Michael Pantozzi), and Elizabeth Littlefield (and fiancé Zach Ifkovits), and many nieces and nephews.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the Neighborhood Art House, 201 E. 10th St., Erie, PA 16503. Details of a future celebration of life to follow.

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