Margaret Carmel Ginnett née Nugent, born on July 16th, 1931 in Oakland, California passed away in her Windsor, home on January 22nd, 2019 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. “Margie” passed peacefully surrounded by her loving spouse of 65 years, Frank Ginnett, and her children and their spouses. Margie attended Holy Names High School in Oakland. She will be greatly missed by her six children, Timothy (Dorothy), Monica, Martin (Noel), Karen (Eric), Paul (Patricia) and David (Ying) and by her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. With six closely-spaced children Margie worked diligently as a homemaker. Afterward, continuing with her love of children, she worked as a Montessori pre-school teacher. She was known to possess an extraordinary sense of humor and a warm and listening heart. She was an avid reader and life-long learner, always having several books by her side. Margie nurtured strong family connections through her example as a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother and ‘fun’ aunt to her many nieces and nephews. Margie was proud of her Irish heritage and family ties to California’s Gold Country and San Francisco. As a long-time resident of both Cupertino and Windsor she had a large network of close friends associated with St. Joseph of Cupertino and Resurrection Parish in Santa Rosa. Her friends remember her as witty, full of laughter and always there to listen with a sympathetic ear. Margie was deeply spiritual and her religious faith was a very important part of her life. Margie was able to stay in her home until she passed due to the loving care from her family.
A memorial Mass was held for Margie on January 28th, 2019 at Resurrection Parish. The family is planning a future inurnment in the small cemetery on Shaw Island, Washington. For those wishing to make a donation in Margie’s honor the family requests that those be directed to Buckelew Programs of Sonoma County.