Margaret Sarlo

(January 26, 1941 - September 1, 2013)

Margaret fulfilled the ancient proverb that “God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers”. To say that she took her duties as a homemaker seriously would be a gross understatement. At her home in Moorestown there was never a task left undone. She’d think nothing of doing five loads of laundry a day, and that included ironing everything from shirts to boxers. Likewise, she was able to make just about anything for her home and family. Everything from her drapes to her daughter’s childhood clothing to Halloween costumes for her sons in their younger years came from her sewing machine. When it came to the grandkids one set of anything was never enough; when she made them anything they’d be one for their home, one for when they were with her and one for when they were on vacation. Her cooking skills were unparalleled. Whenever they were having a get-together it would be unheard of for her to use a caterer. Regardless of the number of people she was always ready to prepare a feast, and it was always made from scratch.
In her younger years, Margaret was ice skating at Strawbridge Lake in Moorestown when she met a young man named Bernard. She wasn’t particularly fond of him at first, but with some tenacity Bernie was able to win her over. Before his passing earlier this year, their many years of marriage were blessed by their children: Denise Gonshery of Moorestown, Dr. Frank Sarlo (Michael Resnick) of Philadelphia and Christopher Sarlo (Kristen) of Medford, and again by their grandchildren: James and Colin Gonshery and Codi, Jaylyn, Elaina, Marielle, Preston and Brandon Sarlo.
Come celebrate Margaret’s 72 wonderful years (Jan. 26, 1941-Sept. 1, 2013) Wednesday from 8 AM at the Sweeney Funeral Home, Riverside where the service will be at 10. Interment St. Peter’s Cemetery, Riverside. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to Samaritan Hospice 5 Eves Dr., Suite 300 Marlton, NJ 08053.

2 thoughts on “Margaret Sarlo

  1. Gloria Eleuteri Ruscitti

    My thoughts and prayers are with the Sarlo family.
    My father was Larry Eleuteri, and I remember as a child going to your home and playing while my father met with your parents. There was also a touching moment I experienced with your father and my father at the little café on the water in Delanco where they compared surgeries, zipper club scars and other items. I think Chris was with you dad. My dad spoke about both of your parents and stories of your father for hours after that surprising meeting.
    God Bless.

  2. Harry Frantz

    Dear Denise and Family, I was so saddened to hear of Marge’s passing. I have many fond memories of times spent in Her and Bernie’s company. She was, certainly, a kind and loving person who always made one feel welcome to her home. I join you in celebrating her life and mourn with you in her passing. Sincerely, Harry

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