All the Saints, All the Time: Honoring Margaret Gough, Lindhurst, NY

Mrs. Margaret Gough was a devoted member of St. Boniface Episcopal Church and served on the Altar Guild, the Boniface Society, the Board of Directors of the Day Care Center and a Lector for over 30 years.

Margaret was instrumental in the creation, and ongoing success of the St Boniface Day Care Center; which provided child care assistance for women in transition, who were referred from the Suffolk County Department of Social Services.  Margaret recognized a need in our community and worked tirelessly to fill that need.

As a member of the Altar Guild,  Margaret ensured that the property and traditions of the Church were safeguarded and maintained.   Margaret was an active participant at the Seder’s on Maundy Thursday providing the appropriate traditions of the Jewish customs.

Margaret was a Licensed Social Worker, who received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Adelphi University.  Margaret was employed for more than 30 years for the NYC Department of Social Services/HRA. She represented the NYC Department of Social Services at local and national seminars and developed training programs for supervisory staff.

Margaret was a devoted wife, mother and daughter and typifies the Episcopal Church Women who serve their God, their church, their community and their profession with dignity and grace.

Nominated by Deborah Richberg, May 2013. We are deeply grateful to Ms. Richberg and all the others who have nominated these outstanding women for the All the Saints, All the Time recognition through the Episcopal Women’s History Project.

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