Margaret Mary “Mick” Stitt, 87, of Raleigh, joined Her Lord and Savior on April 27, 2017. She is welcomed into heaven by her husband of 58 years, Frank, daughter, Maribeth Spangenberg, daughter-in-law, Carla Stitt, son-in-law, Dan Hanlon, her loving parents, Elizabeth and Joseph Ehland, her brothers, Richard, Jack, Joseph, Jim Ehland and sister-in-law Gerri.
Margaret Mary worked as a nurse and Director of Nursing in the Alcohol and Drug Recovery field for 25 years. She was an incredible sponsor and mentor to many with her selfless compassion, humor and gift of listening. She was a devoted parishioner of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church for the past 28 years where she served as a wedding director and Stephen Minister.
Margaret Mary was a woman of strong faith. God was the compass of her life and all paths were chartered through Him. She was a lifelong friend to anyone that met her. She loved to laugh, and treasured all time spent with family and friends. She was an extraordinary mother to her seven children and an adored grandmother. Margaret Mary is survived by her children, Richard (Beth), Suzanne, Greg (Elizabeth), Blair, Maggie Hanlon, Kate Pirrung (David). Son-in-law Richard Spangenberg, eighteen grandchildren; five great grandchildren, her sisters-in-laws, Barbara, Jackie and Letty Ehland and many nieces and nephews in her hometown of Pittsburgh, Pa.
Special heart felt gratitude to Juanita and Sheryl of Transitions Hospice of Wake County and to our earthly angel NeNe for her love, superior care and for being the hands and feet of Jesus in our lives.
A visitation will be held on Monday, May 1, 2017 from 6:00 pm–8:30 pm at Clancy Strickland Wheeler Funeral Home, Wake Forest, NC. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, May 2nd at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Raleigh, NC. Donations may be made to Hope Reins of North Carolina, 8420 Wake Forest Hwy, Raleigh, NC 27613.
Clancy Strickland Wheeler Funeral Home
Monday May 1st, 2017
6:00pm - 8:30pm
1051 Durham Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587
St. Francis of Assisi Church
Tuesday May 2nd, 2017
11401 Leesville Road
Raleigh, NC 27613
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Micki was a true TREASURE to have known as our neighbor and friend for many, many years in Mt. Lebanon, Pa., She and I attended a week-end long retreat at The
Passionist Monastery Church of St. Paul of the Cross in Pittsburgh. What a wonderful
time we both had. Kate, you and our Mary Beth were very, very close friends since
Kindergarten. Family memories GALORE!! We offer our prayers to all of you.
With much love and kindness, Peggy, Patrick, Michael, Tim Beggy
Submitted by peggy beggy on May 1 2017 04:31:21 PM
I met Mick in the late 90s and, from the very first moment we met, I felt welcomed with open arms! I adored her wit and humor and she always beamed when she smiled and laughed. She loved her family and friends and never knew a stranger!
A particularly fond memory is of having lunch with Mick and Suzanne at Taverna Agora...Irish wit and Greek food...glorious combination. Thank you.
My life is richer for having known Mick!
Fondly, Susan Taylor Altman
Submitted by Susan Taylor Altman on May 1 2017 11:34:52 AM
God bless, Aunt Mick. My colodences and deepest sympathies to the entire Stitt Family.
Submitted by Tom Cuddy & Family on May 1 2017 11:31:44 AM
The Stitts purchased our home in Carnegie Park approximately 16 years ago.
We enjoyed them so much and remained friends over the years. Your folks were
exceptional people who completely adored their family. Mick called me after Frank died and I lost her phone number. My husband, Bill, died in 2015, but I speak for him
as appreciating the fine parents, grandparents, etc. you enjoyed. We surely enjoyed them as friends.
Sandra Foster Baker (deceased husband, William Prentiss Baker, Jr.
Submitted by Sandra Baker on Apr 30 2017 04:31:05 PM
God's peace to family from Betty Kobs: I met Mick shortly after moving to Raleigh in Fall 2003. I was pushing a cart up & down aisles of pillows & knickknacks. . . Mick noticed I was wandering aimlessly so I told her, "Truth is, I'm missing all my Wisconsin friends!" "You need a Raleigh friend," she said. From then on, I was introduced as her "Tuesday Morning friend." She welcomed me into her life's high & low points. We lunched often at Lucky 32 & Carver's Creek. In my mind, the words "Tuesday Morning" are forever linked to Mick's vibrant smile, witty recollections & her macaroni & cheese! Goodbye, MM
Submitted by Betty Kobs on Apr 29 2017 10:53:34 AM
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