Margaret Neal

Born: Mon., Nov. 2, 1959
Died: Sun., Jan. 3, 2021


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Fri., Jan. 15, 2021
Location: Joseph J. Darrow Sr. Funeral Home Inc.

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Jan. 15, 2021
Location: Joseph J. Darrow Sr. Funeral Home Inc.

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Margaret Neal was born on November 2, 1959 in Poughkeepsie, NY.  She is known to her family and friends as “Monty”, a nickname given to her by her older brother David.  Margaret graduated from Poughkeepsie High School and then went on to Krissler Business School.  Margaret moved to NYC to pursue a career in fashion design.  Margaret was blessed and traveled to Paris, France with her friends.  She even enjoyed modeling with her sister Dee Dee and brother James.  Margaret was a fashionista and loved shopping on QVC.  She always had a big smile on her face that would brightens anyone’s day.  Margaret was not big on conversation and kept a positive attitude about life.  She carried a peaceful energy and was stronger than even she realized.  Monty, we all love you so much and will deeply miss your beautiful spirit and calming voice.  We will treasure our memories and celebrate your life.  Sleep in Peace Monty.  She is survived by her mother Vera Mae Neal, her sister Annie Neal of Poughkeepsie, Ruben Neal (Christine) of Poughkeepsie, Curtis Lee Neal of Poughkeepsie, David Joe Neal (Julie) of Snelleville Ga., Mildred Neal of Charlotte NC., Dolores Neal of Glen Burnie MD., Willie Gus Neal (Tammy) of Kingston, NY., James Neal (Terry) of Hyde Park, NY., Albert Neal of Union, NJ., and Marvin Neal of Charlotte, NC.  A host of nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. She is predeceased by her father Ruben Neal Sr. and her older sister Vera Ann Neal. Visitation is Friday, January 15,2021 10-11AM with a funeral service at 11AM at the Joseph J. Darrow Sr. Funeral Home Inc. 39 So Hamilton St Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 845-452-1840. Burial in Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery. Due to the pandemic all regulations will be followed. To send an online condolence visit

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Heather R Roberts
   Posted Tue January 12, 2021
I extend my deepest sympathy on the passing of Margaret. I pray that you find comfort in the knowledge she is no longer in pain.

Charles Duncan
   Posted Tue January 12, 2021
Gus, Curtis and the Neal Family,
So sorry to hear about Margaret’s passing.
May God bless her and your family.

Ms. Ollie Kelly and family
   Posted Tue January 12, 2021
We’d like to extend our sincere condolences to the Neal family. Our old Main and Vassar Street neighbors. We love you all and may God give you all comfort and strength during this difficult time.

Diane Houghtaling
   Posted Wed January 13, 2021
My sincere condolences and prayers for the Neal family. I was a Poughkeepsie High School classmate of Margaret's. When I think of Margaret I recall a tall, gentle girl with a shy smile and a quiet way about her that I respected and admired. Even as a teenager Margaret had class.
May her kind and good soul rest in peace.

Victor and June Pennes and Family
   Posted Thu January 14, 2021
Our Sincerest sympathy to the Neal Family on the passing of Beautiful Margaret. We have many good memories of the early years with your family coming into our store, Trinity Variety. Remember your Happy times with her.

Sonia Perez (Williams)
   Posted Fri January 15, 2021
Margaret, May You Continue To Be A Shining Light Within Jehovah's Arms and Bring Joy To All The Hearts You Touched. RIP Dear Star.

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