Margaret Elaine Mizell

Born: Thu., Sep. 7, 1933
Died: Wed., Jan. 6, 2021

Funeral Service


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Thu., Jan. 14, 2021
Location: Joseph J. Darrow Sr. Funeral Home Inc.

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  Margaret Elaine Mizell, a long-time resident of Poughkeepsie peacefully entered heaven’s gate Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at Vassar Brothers Hospital. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, grandmother, aunt, cousin, and friend. Margaret was born September 7, 1933 in Poughkeepsie, NY to Bessie M. Riley and the late William M. Riley Sr.

  Margaret graduated from Poughkeepsie High School and Dutchess Community College as a Registered Nurse. Her career started at Vassar Brothers Hospital, worked at Hudson River Psychiatric Center as a charge nurse and Crisis Residence where she retired. Margaret met and married the late Daniel Mizell in Poughkeepsie, NY on October 5, 1952. Her passion was singing, many years she sung in various local choirs, and sought after her beautiful solos. A faithful member of Ebenezer Baptist Church where she served on the Pastors aide ministry in Poughkeepsie, NY. Margaret loved cooking, baking, reading romance novels and her favorite past time was traveling.

  Survivors are her mother; Bessie M. Riley, a devoted son; Daniel Mizell and dedicated daughter in law; Judy, her beloved daughter; Elaine Mizell,her loving brother; William Riley, four grandchildren, six great-grands, one great- great grand, Audrey her adopted granddaughter, many nieces, nephews, cousins, close friends, and her devoted caregiver and friend; Carmen. She was predeceased by her brother; David Riley, two sisters; Jean M. Lassiter and Alberta Johnson. Visitation is Thursday, January 14, 2021 10-11AM at the Joseph J. Darrow Sr. Funeral Home Inc. 39 So Hamilton St Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 845-452-1840. Interment to follow Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery. All COVID-19 regulations will be followed. To send an online condolence visit



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Florence Sabrina Ajaye
   Posted Sun January 10, 2021
When I look back at Ebenezer, your face is one that I always remember. You were always kind and it was an honor to be one of the ladies with you on the Choir. God has you now in his heavenly choir. Love Sabrina

denis blackett
   Posted Wed January 13, 2021

Truly Pink was sent by FLORRRIE.

We loved Margaret and enjoyed many visits with her in Poughkeepsie and Florida. We will miss her. She was a great person!!!

Florence Gagliardy
   Posted Wed January 13, 2021
I worked with Margaret in Vassar Brothers ER many years ago.She was a wonderful,caring coworkerand I have many fond memories of our time spent together.
Although we lost touch in recent years,we were very good friends and stayed in contact for many years.
I send my heartfelt condolences to Daniel and Elaine.
May God Bless You during this difficult time.

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