Marie Margaret (nee Mileham) McKinley, 90, born in Tonawanda, died peacefully on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, surrounded by her loving family in Greenwich, CT. She had been living in Greenwich since 2005. She was born to the late Thomas Mileham and Eleanora Andres Mileham on November 28, 1922 in Tonawanda, NY. Marie graduated from Tonawanda High School in 1941. She married the late Donald T. McKinley, Sr. of Picton, Ontario in 1942 and they lived and raised a family together throughout the suburbs of the Greater Buffalo area, as well as other states. Marie was a homemaker. She was an avid traveler, having visited dozens of countries around the world. Marie also had a passion for dogs. She loved her Chihuahua, Toro, and her Siberian Husky, Bo. Marie was very interested in archeology and history. She loved the City of Buffalo and was very proud to have hailed from this area. Marie was an active member of the Salem United Church of Christ in Tonawanda, as well as The Chapel in Amherst.
Marie is survived by two children, Cathy J. Minio (Joseph) and David McKinley of Greenwich, CT. She is also survived by two grandchildren, Joseph C. Minio, Jr. of Rye, NY (Alissa), and Dr. Christopher M. Minio of Darien, CT. She is further survived by two great-grandchildren, Mark J. Minio and John P. Minio of Rye, NY. Marie was predeceased by her devoted husband, Donald; her three brothers, James, Robert and Thomas, Jr.; and her two sons, Michael K. McKinley and Donald T. McKinley, Jr. (Judith).
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to a charity in her name. A visitation will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, October 23rd at The Little Chapel of the Elms at Elmlawn Cemetery in Tonawanda. A funeral service will follow in the same chapel at 11:00 AM. Burial will be immediately following at the Elmlawn Cemetery.
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