Margaret M. Rimko
Margaret M. Rimko, 97, a lifelong resident of Sharon, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Saturday morning, Feb. 8, 2020, in her residence.
Mrs. Rimko was born in the very same house on Feb. 20, 1922, a daughter of the late John J. and Mary E. (Nugent) Keaveny. She attended the former St. Joseph Parochial Grade School and graduated from Sharon High School in 1940.
A dedicated wife and loving mother, Margaret devoted her life to caring for her family and their home. Prior to the birth of her children, she worked in both the mailing and accounting offices of the former Sharon Transformer Division of Westinghouse Electric Corp. In 1973, she began working alongside her daughter, Connie, at Daffin's Candies in Sharon, retiring in 2001.
Margaret was a member of St. Joseph Church, Sharon.
While her children were young, she volunteered as a den mother. Later in life she enjoyed traveling with her sisters and children, most notably to experience her heritage in Ireland, travel through Europe, and visit family in California, Hawaii, and Colorado. Margaret cherished her lifelong friendship of more than 70 years with Eileen Oster.
Her husband, Michael Rimko, whom she married Aug. 23, 1947, passed away Jan. 27, 2004.
Surviving are three daughters, Connie (David) Leon, West Middlesex; Sheila (Eddy) Schumacher, Colorado; and Kathleen (Kelvin) Ho, Hawaii; three sons, Robert (Virginia) Rimko, Transfer; Tom (Cindy) Rimko, Jamestown; and Kevin (Karen King) Rimko, Farrell; four sisters, Monica Grundmann, Mary (Jerry) Bynum, Eileen (Ed) Staal, and Joanne (Phil) Hernandez, all of California; nine grandchildren, Amanda (Chris) Derksen, Stephen Rimko, Jessica (Chris) Duncan, Kasha (Prentis Hemphill) Ho, Jeffrey (Stephanie) Rimko, Melissa (Jason) Hummell, Jenna Rimko, Alaina Ho, and Kelsey Zurawsky; and six great-grandchildren, Finley and Gracie Hummell, Blaire and Drew Duncan, and Emily and Claire Derksen.
In addition to her parents and husband, Margaret was preceded in death by three brothers, Austin, Jack and Maurice Keaveny; and her sister, Kathleen Burch.

Margaret M., 97, of Sharon.
Calling hours: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday (2-22-20) in J. BRADLEY MCGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon.
Memorial service: Noon Saturday in the funeral home, with Rev. Thomas Whitman officiating.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at
Interment: St. Mary Cemetery, Hermitage.
Published on February 13, 2020


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MIckey Rimko
Feb 14, 2020
Sorry to here about your mom, a great women who had a great life.