Margaret Owens

Margaret R. Owens, 73, passed away on Thursday, September 6, 2018 in her residence. She was a native of Johnstown, Pennsylvania and was the daughter of the late William and Irene Sigmund Gaffney. She was preceded in death by her husband Dennis C. Owens.

Margaret was a graduate of Mercy Hospital School of Nursing. She was a Registered Nurse and retired in 2005 from the North Carolina School System in Carteret County. She was a Roman Catholic, a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church and was a certified Master Gardener. Margaret very much enjoyed playing piano, crocheting, and researching her family lineage.

Survivors include her son; William J. Owens and his wife April of Chesapeake, Virginia, her three daughters; Margaret A. Hofmann and her husband David of Youngstown, Ohio, Valerie C. Johnson and her husband Josh of Raleigh, North Carolina and Catherine D. Muns and her husband Matthew of Morehead City, North Carolina, as well as seven Grandchildren; Zachary Owens, Madalyn Dunn, Samuel, Kelly and Ella Hofmann, Jacob Johnson and Nathan Muns and her sister, Irene Vasilao and her husband Ronald of the Villages, Florida.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 11:00 AM. Entombment will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Warren, Pennsylvania.

Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Interim Hospice 516 South Independence Blvd., Suite 106, Virginia Beach, VA or the Hospice of the donor’s choice.

H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Chesapeake Chapel is handling arrangements. Online condolence may be sent to the family at