Margaret Synakowski

November 25th, 2020

Margaret Synakowski (nee Marquess) of North Wales, PA, passed away on November 21, 2020.  She was 85.  Marge was the beloved wife of the late Edward and the loving mother of Margie (Anthony) Diasio and Patrice McGowan.  She was predeceased by her daughters, Joanne Synakowski and Eileen Harris. She was a loving grandmother and is survived by her grandchildren: Ed and Timothy Diasio, Terence and Meghan McGowan, Robert Synakowski, and Michael Harris. She is also survived by her great grandson, Tyler Anthony Diasio. She was the dear sister of Marie Schaeffer and the late Anna Mae Loglisci and Arthur Marquess.  Marge also leaves behind nieces, nephews, cousins, and countless friends. Marge was born and raised in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia and attended Nativity BVM Elementary School.  She was a proud graduate of Little Flower High School. Marge and Ed married in 1958 and began to raise their family in Port Richmond until 1965 when they moved to the Mayfair section of Philadelphia. Even though they left Port Richmond, a part of their hearts always remained, and they stayed closely connected to their lifelong “Putso” friends.  She loved celebrating her Irish heritage and belonged to the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Club (L.A.O.H. 87).  Marge worked as a manager in a retail clothing store for several years and then finished her working career in banking as a head teller. After Ed passed away in 2003 and Marge retired, she moved to The Village of Neshaminy Falls in North Wales where she made many new friends and was involved in countless activities.  She had a knack for getting people together. One example of this was her single handedly arranging a tour of Little Flower for all the Neshaminy Falls Little Flower alumni.  This was a trip many still talk about today. She loved her Neshaminy Falls friends, and they will miss her dearly. Family and faith were the focal points of Marge’s life. There was nothing she loved more than being with her family, whether that was holidays, vacations, birthdays, luncheons in Delaware, or just hanging out.  Her devotion to her faith was admired by all who knew her. Prayer was an integral part of her daily life, and she modeled her life after St. Therese the Little Flower. Marge was a proud member of Mary Mother of the Redeemer Catholic Church and often helped organize monthly masses when she moved to Kyffin Grove Assisted Living in 2015.  She went by many different names: Mom, Nana, Margaret, Marge, Peg, and Toni. While she had many names, one thing was for certain – no matter what or when you called her, she was there for you with unconditional love and kindness.  In her later years, Marge developed a love and ability for painting.  She loved nothing more than gifting her beautiful paintings to family and friends. Her works of art are a lasting legacy of her kindness toward others.  They are treasured by her family and friends. Marge will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She will be remembered for her beautiful smile, kindness toward others, strong faith, and dedication to family. Due to Covid restrictions, Marge’s services and burial will be private. A memorial mass and celebration of her life will be scheduled at a later time when a larger gathering can occur.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Marge’s memory can be made to Mary Mother of the Redeemer Catholic Church, 1325 Upper State Road, North Wales, PA 19454 or The American Parkinson Disease Association, P.O. Box 61420, Staten Island, NY 10306 or online at