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Margaret Sova

September 3, 1930 — September 17, 2023

Winthrop - Margaret E. Sova, 93, passed away Sunday, September 17, 2023, at Massena Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

Margaret was born on September 3, 1930, in Moira, daughter of the late George and Gladys (Deon) LaVare. She married Glen V. Sova, Sr. at St. Patrick Church in Brasher Falls, on September 26, 1948, and they had four children before his passing on February 28, 1967. She married Joseph B. Sova on December 30, 1977, at St. Patrick Church. He predeceased her on January 12, 2005.

Margaret worked at WT Grant then at Ames in Massena. She was a communicant of St. Patrick Church.

She is survived by four children, Glenn V. Sova, Jr. of Norwood, John and Tina Sova of Brasher Falls, Sheryl and Dale LaFountain of Plattsburgh and Dianna and Kevin Baker of North Port, FL, one sister, Linda Forte of Moira, seven grandchildren, Sara Derushia, Rachel Oswell, Joel and Kelly Sova, Angela Foster, William and Heather Sova, Heather and Nicholas Cook and Nicole LaFountain, 15 great grandchildren, Madison Derushia, Maverick Derushia, Violet Derushia, Xavier Derushia, Wyatt Derushia, Kayleigh Lanning, Gageand Jessica LaClair, Kayla Sova, Evan Sova, Ashlyn Sova, Cheyenne Sova, Aaron Sova, Corey Foster, Morgan and Kyle Wehr and Eric Foster, six great great grandchildren, Jaxon LaClair, Carson Foster, Elizabeth Wehr, Olivia Wehr, Walter Wehr and Zayden Foster. She was predeceased by her husbands, on daughter-in-law, Donna Sova, and her brothers, Gerald LaVare, Vernon LaVare, Donald LaVare, Robert LaVare and Phillip LaVare, and her sisters, Shirley Wilson, Pauline Barse, Elizabeth Baile, Yvonne Ward, and Phyllis Sienkiewycz.

Her Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday, September 26th at 11 am at St. Patrick Church in Brasher Falls followed by burial in the parish cemetery. To follow her wishes, there will be no calling hours. Arrangements are entrusted to Hammill Funeral Home in Winthrop, where memories can be shared at

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