Margaret A. Callahan

Arkport, NY  /  Fremont, NY

Margaret A. Callahan – 74 – of State Route 21, Arkport, NY (Town of Fremont) died unexpectedly Monday afternoon (April 10, 2023) at her home.

Born in North Hornell on March 29, 1949, she was the daughter of Lawrence & Arlene (King) Callahan.

Margaret grew up in Fremont and was a graduate of Arkport Central School (class of 1967).  Following high school graduation, she attended Alfred State College where she studied secretarial science and stenography.  Margaret later graduated from Alfred University where she eventually earned her Master’s Degree in Education.

She was employed for a time at Canisteo Central School where she taught several business courses and for several years Margaret was employed as a professor, teaching business courses at Alfred State College.  She eventually retired from teaching to take care of her parents.

Margaret was a self-proclaimed “Home Body” who enjoyed reading (especially novels) and watching her favorite TV shows.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, John Callahan.

Surviving are her brother, Lawrence “Larry” (Claire) Callahan of Clay, NY; 2 nephews, Paul Callahan and Michael Callahan; 1 niece, Kara Brooks.

At Margaret’s request there will be no calling hours.  Private services will be held at the convenience of the family with final interment in Fremont Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.

Margaret’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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2 Responses to “Margaret A. Callahan”

  1. Cheryl Hann says:

    There is a lot to be said ABOUT Peggy.
    Everything from making May flower baskets from wallpaper samples to stealing neighbors flowers from gardens to hang on Fremonter’s porches for MAY DAY.

    Campouts on the Callahan’ porch was a hoot! We ran around exploring Fremont after dark, that was so fun, but we could never do that now.

    Peggy and I saw ourselves as star entertainers, and performed singing, “Side by Side” with Arlene Callahan accompanist, at the Fremont OLD HOME DAY.
    We then knew that singing was not in our future!

    Peggy went on to get her college degrees from Alfred State College, and Alfred University. Working at Gleason Works, V.P at Bank in Rochester, Associate Professor at Alfred State College and finding a path to give back in Care
    Rest In Peace my Friend!


    Dear Larry,
    My sincere sympathy on the passing of your sister, Peggy. It is never easy to lose a sibling as you well know.