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Obituary for Marguerita M. Cuffy

October 17, 1951 - August 14, 2019
Aurora, Illinois | Age 67


Marguerita Cuffy, 67, Aurora, IL, passed away peacefully on August 14, 2019, after a short illness. Born Marguerita Meloney on October 17, 1951, in Four Roads Tamana, Trinidad and Tobago, to Donald and Isabella Meloney, she grew up and attended public schools with her seven brothers and sisters. Marguerita's career in Trinidad included 20 years working for HI-Lo Foods in the accounting department. Marguerita emigrated in 1994 to Aurora and became a naturalized citizen in 1999. She worked for Old Second National Bank in the accounts department and at Hollywood Casino as a dealer. Marguerita then came to the City of Aurora, Division of Revenue and Collections, where she enjoyed a 20-year career, retiring in April 2019. Marguerita was an active parishioner at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Aurora. She was also active in her union, serving as trustee for several years with AFSCME Local 3298. Marguerita enjoyed travel (27 states) and returned to Trinidad nearly every year to visit friends and family.

Marguerita is survived by her friend, John Jerrard, of Malta, IL; three sons, Brent (Claudine) Meloney, of Teaneck, NJ, Nicholas Ribeiro, of Trinidad and Tobago, and Miguel Ribeiro, of Aurora, IL; three grandchildren, Jeremy Meloney, Jade Ribeiro and Nathaniel Ribeiro; one brother, Arnold "Melo" Meloney, and four sisters, Lourdes (David) Modeste, Mariana (Stephen) Portillo, Vianney (Anton) Pereira and Victoria (Stanley) Johnson, all of Trinidad and Tobago; and many, many cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Donald Alberito and Isabella Akim (Monsegue) Meloney, one brother, Desmond Meloney, and one sister, Leah (John) King.

Funeral and burial will take place in Trinidad and Tobago. A Memorial Mass will be held on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 10:30 A.M. at Holy Angels Church, corner of Hardin and Lancaster. The family will receive friends after the Mass in Connor Hall of the church.

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