Margaret Umstead
April 6, 1926 - February 26, 2023

Margaret Antonish Umstead, 96, of Carolina Shores, NC passed away peacefully on 2/26/2023 at Brunswick Health and Re-hab.

Born in Trenton, NJ and moved to North Carolina in 2012.

Daughter of the late Henry Mitty and Ann Ivannuk Antonish.

She is survived by her husband, Jonah Umstead, Sr. of 73 years, her children Jonah (Deborah) Umstead, Jr. of Columbus NJ, Robert Umstead of Fairless Hills, PA, Judith Umstead Smallwood of Carolina Shores, NC., her grandchildren Jacquelyn Smallwood of Clermont, FL, Jonathan Smallwood of Ewing, NJ, Heather Umstead, Newtown, PA, Jennifer Umstead, Newtown, PA, Jonah Umstead, III, Roebling, NJ, Jared Umstead, Roebling, NJ, James (Carley) Dowd of Levittown, PA and great-grandchildren.

Margaret was a homemaker and true “Nanny”, nurturing and giving her whole life to her family.  A loving wife, mother and grandmother who gave love and inspiration and never expected anything in return.  She had a knack for making everyone feel so special.  A Master at crocheting and crossword puzzles she especially enjoyed spending time in the kitchen making the “perfect” meal for her family.  She loved “good eaters”.  All the murder mystery books she read made her proficient in telling her own funny life stories, making friends easily with her incredible sense of humor.  A strong and courageous woman, we will miss her dearly.

A special “thank you” to Brunswick Health staff for their exceptional care and kindness.  We appreciate all your support as well as Lower Cape Fear Hospice.

Coastal Cremations 10180 Ocean Highway W,  Carolina Shores, NC 28467


1 Comment

  • Cathy Sheehan Posted March 3, 2023 2:17 pm

    Ohhh Judy! I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved Mom.
    Take solace that she lived a long life caring and loving her family.

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