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April 18, 2014

Margaret L. Hough

Margaret L. Hough

MARYLAND — Margaret L. Hough, 87, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital in Oneonta.

She was born April 28, 1926, in Gilboa, the daughter of LeGrand and E. Ruth (Burnett) Tompkins.

She married Albert Hough at her family’s homestead in Gilboa on April 28, 1946.

Mrs. Hough earned her master’s degree in education from Oneonta State College. She loved being a teacher, and taught at Milford Central School District for 20 years.

She was a member of the Cooperstown Junction United Methodist Church, the Schenevus VFW Auxiliary and the NYS Teacher’s Association. She taught Sunday School at the Schenevus United Methodist Church and she was also a leader for the 4-H and Girl Scout Brownie’s.

Mrs. Hough was always there for her family and friends offering help during difficult times. She was a loving and adoring grandmother.

She is survived by her daughter, Ruth and husband Bill Cole of North Carolina; a son, Al and wife Valerie Hough of Endicott; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Albert Hough; a son, Jack Hough; and a daughter, Katherine “Kathy” Hough.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 21, 2014, at the Lewis, Hurley & Pietrobono Funeral Home, 51 Dietz St., Oneonta.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Al Bullard, pastor of the Cooperstown Junction Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in the Glenwood Cemetery, Oneonta.

Donations may be made to the Schenevus-Maryland Emergency Squad, 205 Valder Road, Schenevus, NY 12155 or the Salvation Army, 25 River St., Oneonta, NY 13820.

Expressions of sympathy made be made at

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