NEW LISBON – Margaret Ethel Antaly Sorrentino, 92, who lived in New Lisbon for the past 40 years, passed away peacefully on Dec. 31, 2017, surrounded by family and close friends.
She was born in Woodbridge New Jersey on Aug. 24, 1925, the daughter of the late Ethel (MacVassey) Antaly and Andrew Antaly. Margaret lived on Long Island in her earlier years before moving here in the 1970s.
She enjoyed cooking elaborate Sunday dinners for her family and entertaining her friends. She took pride in cooking and the upkeep of her home, she loved to clean and make sure everything in her home was perfect. Every night she enjoyed spending time with her husband of 72 years while enjoying a Manhattan. Margaret enjoyed crocheting and made items for family, friends, and her church. She also went on many adventures as she traveled the world with her husband and close friends.
In the summer Margaret spent time in her garden where she grew many vegetables and canned them all for the winter; she was known for her dill pickles, jellies, and Italian tomato sauce. She was also an avid couponer and loved to shop for her groceries.
Margaret is survived by her husband Joseph C. Sorrentino, son Joseph C. Sorrentino Jr, grandchildren Jeanne Griffin, Kate Hewlett (Jason), and Christopher Mac Leman (Lynette and Jeffrey).
She was pre-deceased by her daughter Christine Ann Sorrentino Mac Leman.
The calling hours will be 3-6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5, at Johnston Funeral Home in Morris. The funeral and celebration of life will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Church in Morris, with Father David Mickiewicz officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to the Christine Ann Mac Leman Scholarship Fund (Margaret’s daughter) for a Morris Central School student. These donations may be made in care of any Community Bank.
Online condolences may be made to Margaret’s family at www.johnstonfh.com. Arrangements are entrusted to the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris.