Margaret C. Scarcille, of Havre de Grace, MD, passed away on April 27, 2023. She was 89 years old.
Mrs. Scarcille was born in Crailsheim, Germany, to Franz Schiwy and Luise Weigel Schiwy. She was the devoted wife of the late Mickey Scarcille ; loving mother of Frances Scarcille, Louise Chitwood, and Thelma Scarcille ; grandmother of Bradley Chitwood, Chrissy Chitwood and Margaret Pratt Bernier;
great-grandmother of Bryson Hardy, Claire Hardy, Charlotte Bernier, and Reese Bernier;
and sister of Eva Bayerlein, and the late Hannah Scheel and Elizabeth Hettler.
Mrs. Scarcille was an Investment Banker for Wachovia Bank, now Wells Fargo.
She was a faithful member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, where she served on the
Her most meaningful volunteer work was her mission with the St. John’s Cupboard , where she and her friends joyfully served meals to those in need.
She also enjoyed her volunteer work at the Concord Point Lighthouse Gift Shop.
Margaret was a beautiful stitcher and designer, and her embroidered and beaded creations were met with great enthusiasm by her daughters who enjoyed bespoke dresses for all occasions.
As always, however, Margaret Scarcille’s talent was often called upon to help those in need. She found herself volunteering to design and sew 1,500 newborn outfits and caps , which she presented to the University of Maryland Hospital in BelAir for babies in need.
Margaret was well-known for her delicious baked goods, particularly her cheesecakes
and elegant Linzer cookies.
In her younger years, she enjoyed horseback riding and was fit until her passing.
Margaret was a painter, using mostly oils and watercolors. She particularly enjoyed painting flowers and lighthouses. Her most lovely paintings had as their subjects the
lighthouses of Nantucket. She spent many hours outdoors painting the island scenes
while visiting her daughter Frances at her Nantucket home.
Margaret also made quilted hangings of Sankaty Light, which were sold on Nantucket, along with her paintings.
Margaret Scarcille was truly defined by her faith, her flowers, and her dogs.
Her green thumb was renowned , and one could find her in her garden year round......
often with one of the seven dogs she owned throughout her life. Her last three dogs
were rescued , and were they ever “ lucky dogs” !
It would bring her great joy to know that someone rescued a needy dog in her name!
Services will be held on June 17, 2023, at 11:00 AM, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 114 North Union Avenue, Havre de Grace, MD 21078.
Contributions may be made in her memory to The St. John’s Cupboard.
Online condolences may be made in her memory to www.zellmanfuneralhome.com.