O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

25 River Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
phone: (716) 945-4760
fax: (716) 945-4222

Margaret Toennies

Margaret Toennies, age 93, formerly of Salamanca, New York died Monday evening, December 21, 2009 at the Woodland Hills Nursing Home, in Jacksonville, Arkansas.

Born on November 9, 1916 in Buffalo, New York she was the daughter of the late Martin J. and Rachael Cassidy Connell. She was married on September 28, 1940 in St. Patrick’s Church, Vandalia, New York to Mr. Charles Toennies who predeceased her.

Surviving are: 2 sons, James (Barbara) Toennies, Erie, Pa. and Donald (Debbi) Toennies, Jacksonville, Arkansas; 7 grandchildren, Theresa Baginski, Sally Bullers, Marti Haslauer, Matthew Toennies, Daniel Toennies, James E. Toennies, Tammy Kwole; 14 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a daughter, Shirley Toennies, 3 brothers, Robert Connell, Martin Connell, and Richard Connell.

Friends may call at the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, New York on Monday, December 28, 2009 from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at 10 A.M. in Our Lady of Peace Parish, Salamanca, New York with Rev. Patrick Melfi, pastor, as celebrant.

Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Salamanca, New York.