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Margaret M. Visseau

October 5, 1926 — February 27, 2024

Shinglehouse, PA

Margaret M. Visseau                     “beloved mother, grandmother, and GG”

SHINGLEHOUSE, PA---Margaret M. “Margie” Visseau, 97, of Shinglehouse, a former longtime resident of Little Genesee, NY, passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, after a short illness.

Born on Tuesday, October 5, 1926 in Shinglehouse, she was a daughter of William G. and Clara A Garneret Sutherland. On February 18, 1950 in Bolivar, NY, she married Robert G. “Bob” Visseau, who passed away on March 31, 2006.

She was a graduate of Bolivar High School, Bolivar, NY. Margie was employed at the former Dexter-Hysol Company in Olean, NY for 20 years, retiring on October 1, 1987.

She was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church in Shinglehouse and was a member of the 4Cs Senior Citizens Club in Bolivar. Margie enjoyed reading, traveling, gardening, and horseback riding.

Her greatest love was spending time with her family.

Left to cherish her memory are a son, Michael R. “Mike” (Kathy) Visseau of Shinglehouse; a daughter-in-law, Kathy Visseau of Little Genesee; a son-in-law, Loren Bernard of Ceres, NY; six grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; a sister-in-law, Elaine Meyers of Ulysses; two nieces; and a nephew.

In addition to her parents and husband, Margie was predeceased by a son, Gordon W. Visseau; a daughter, Suzanne M. Bernard; and a brother, William C. Sutherland.

To pay respects to Margie and her family, calling hours will be held from 6pm to 8pm on Friday at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9am on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at St. Theresa Catholic Church, Puritan Street, Shinglehouse, with the Rev. Thomas Brown, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.

A prayer service will be held at 7:45pm on Friday in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Margaret’s name may be made to the Bolivar Ambulance Company, 460 Main Street, Bolivar, NY 14715 or to St. Theresa Catholic Church, PO Box 277, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.

Margie entrusted her care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

To express condolences, light a candle or share a fond memory of Margie, please visit or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.

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Service Schedule

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Friday, March 1, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Virgil L Howard Funeral Home

118 Union St, Shinglehouse, PA 16748

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Saturday, March 2, 2024

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