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Margaret (Boyd) Kauffman

March 27, 1937 - January 18, 2019


Margaret (Boyd) Kauffman , age 81, of Newark, DE, passed away on Friday January 18, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. Maggie was born to Arthur and Laura Boyd in West Grove, PA on March 27, 1937. Maggie graduated from Kennett High School in 1955.

Maggie was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, Grammy and friend. Like those written about in love stories, she shared her life with her best friend and love, Roger. She couldn’t be more proud of her children and grandchildren and the way she lived her life was a glowing example for all of them.

There wasn’t a creative art that Maggie didn’t excel at ““ from sewing, crochet, stuffed bears, holiday decorations, drawing, and painting. She had a strong sense of fashion and interior decoration that was the envy of many. She was an animal lover (horses, dogs, birds and she was the occasional squirrel chaser!) and loved gardening. There is a place for everything and everything in its place! She loved anything and everything that brought family and friends together. Many hours were spent playing games like Scrabble, train dominos, and Michigan Rummy. Rumor has it, she was once a Cards Against Humanity champion. A true “night owl” she would come to life around midnight and that’s when most of the storytelling and laughter happened. She was a lifelong friend to many and enjoyed many years in both a couple’s and woman’s bridge club. She was an amazing cook and lover of beautiful beaches, good food and Rhine wine with ice to crunch. She was happiest around a table sharing jumbo crabs, pitchers of beer and Old Bay fries with friends and family.

Maggie lived each day to its fullest, and this world was blessed to have had her. She will live on in the hearts and souls of all those who loved her.

She is survived by her loving husband of 61 years Roger Kauffman, Sr.; her children, Roger, Jr., (Nicole) of Zionsville, IN, Jeff (Mary Roche) of Leominster, MA, Greg of Elkton, MD and Dawn Connelly (Chris) of Paradise Valley, AZ; her brother, Arthur Boyd, Jr (Lynn); and sister, Patricia Boyd; her grandchildren, Nathalie Kauffman, Laura Kauffman, Kristopher Kauffman, Mark Kauffman, Sean Roche, Michelle Roche, Samantha Roche, Kyle Fox, Aaron Fox, Brendan Connelly and Keegan Connelly.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 12 noon on Saturday, January 26, 2019, at Spicer-Mullikin, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, DE, where a Celebration of Life will begin at 12 noon. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research, Inc. (https://tristatebird.givingfuel.com/support) or the International Essential Tremor Foundation https://www.essentialtremor.org/donate/

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16 Condolences for Margaret (Boyd) Kauffman

  • Dawn and family, my sincerest condolences to you all. Although I never met your mom she sounds like an amazing person who was greatly loved. Her memory will live on forever in your hearts and all the wonderful memories you have created over the years.

  • I’ll never forget her smile and her little giggle. I can shut my eyes and hear it now. She was a Spitfire and treated Dawns friends as a second mom. Prayers go out to the family, especially Roger, my friend Dawn and her sons who lost an important rock to the family

  • Dawn I am so very for your loss. Your mom sounded like a wonderful lady. You and your family are in my prayers.

  • My sincere condolences to the entire family and friends of Maggie. My prayers are with your family from this day on. May you all continue to move on with all the great memories you have. She’s only a memory away and will be watching over each and everyone of you. God Bless!

  • Roger, Greg , Roger, Jeff and Dawn I so truly sorry and shocked in the passing if your beloved Mother.
    I know you all will miss her so much but she will be looking down on you guys each day.
    Years ago as our lives we together, I and my late husband dearly loved the entire family.
    God bless you all and know my heart and prayers are with you all..

    Jerri M ODonald

  • Roger and family. We are so saddened to hear the news of Maggie’s passing. Your loss is great, but Maggie will be in your heart forever. Sending much love and prayers to the entire Kauffman family. Love, Diane and Bill❤️

  • Dawn and family,
    My sincerest sympathy on the passing of your Mother. I pray your broken hears will soon be filled with precious memories of times spent together with your Mom. May her legacy live on and bless your family for generations.
    Sincerely,
    Kathy Glace

  • Roger Sr., Roger Jr., Jeff, Greg and Dawn,

    Our sincere condolences, I have very fond memories of your Mom and she will always hold a special place in my heart. Growing up she always treated me like I was one of you and fun was always on the agenda. May she rest in peace.
    Sincerely,

    Keith Weaver

  • Dear Roger and Kauffman Family, I’m sending my love and beautiful thoughts for you at the loss of Maggie, a very dear friend for over 50 years. I’m sorry I can’t be there to hold you in my arms but want you to know that all of you are deeply embedded in my heart. The many years of good times, good food, good talks, and good drinks will have to sustain us through this difficult time. With Love, Sue

  • Greg,
    Sending our condolences and deepest sympathy to you and your family. Your mother was a lovely and cheerful person. It was a delight to know her…

  • The Kauffman family have been tremendous friends and we will always remember the good times with your beloved Mom. She was always so kind to us and generous. We grieve along with you at this painful loss and we will pray for God’s presence and peace in the days ahead (especially for Roger, Sr.).

    With sincere sympathy and love,
    Ed and Linda

  • Hey Greg, I am very sorry for your loss. I am sure she was a wonderful woman! Please know we are all thinking of you and your family and wishing you all the best.
    The Johnsons

  • Mr. Kauffman, Roger, Greg and Dawn, I am both Sad for your loss and happy to have the memories of Mrs. Kauffman across the Street. Those memories are from 50 years ago on Picket Lane. Events like this make me think of, What a wonderful life we all have and not to take it for granted. Peace and Love, Peace and Love, Andy Burkert

  • Dear Roger and family, so sorry to hear of Maggie’s passing. You are in our hearts and prayers. Love cousin Deborah Freeman Hayes

  • Never met your Mom, but I am witness to the love & grounded-ness..sprinkled with zaniness that must’ve been inspired by her. She will be missed by many, but I believe she has touched many. She will continue to bring smiles for a very long time to to come.

  • What a great loss. Our prayers go out to your family and friends with much love.