ROOT, Margaretta “Pinky”

ROOT, Margaretta “Pinky”

MARGARETTA “PINKY” ROOT (nee Haney). Age 95. Beloved wife of the late Lloyd C. Loving mother of L. Thomas (Charlotte), Lorraine Vanselow (Edward), Michael (Diane), Madonna Scarcella (Dr. Joseph), Rita Haborak (Richard) and Rosemarie Sweeney (Joseph). Beloved Nana to 17 and great Nana to 20. Dear sister of 8. Dear aunt, cousin and friend to many. If desired, memorial contributions can be made to St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Hospice of Western Reserve and Kemper House. Services are private. To offer condolences visit

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  1. louie furjanic on April 20th, 2020 6:51 pm

    Mrs. Root was one of my earliest softball coaches at St. Thomas More in the 60s. Without women like her who volunteered their time, girls at that time would not have had the opportunity to play sports. Thank you Mrs. Root!!!

  2. Candace Kane on April 21st, 2020 1:47 pm

    My sincere condolences to the entire Root family on the loss of your beloved Mother. As painful and difficult as this time is, may you find comfort in the times you shared together. She made me feel like I was part of the family too. I will keep her in my daily prayers. May She Rest In Peace!

  3. Janeen Clayton on April 21st, 2020 8:34 pm

    My dear Aunt Pinky, we will miss you. The last of the greatest generation in our family will not soon be forgotten. You were such a funny and loving Aunt to us all. I know you are with all your siblings and as my Dad would put it “ the two old blisters are together again”. To my cousins, I wish we were all able to be together and celebrate your Mom’s life. Tom, Lorraine, Mike, Madonna, Rita and Roe I am sending loving thoughts and prayers to you and your families. There will be a time when we will be together again to tell all the stories and remember your Mom as it should be.

  4. Nancy Scarcella on April 22nd, 2020 8:21 am

    My deepest condolences. Mrs. Root marks the end of a wonderful era. May She now rest with her husband Loyd:) Thank you Mr. and Mrs Root for bringing Madonna into our family.

  5. James McCafferty on April 22nd, 2020 10:00 am

    Rita and Rick, our deepest condolences on the loss of Mrs. Root. Sue and my thoughts and prayers are with you and Mrs. Root.

  6. Robert McALindon on April 23rd, 2020 10:28 am

    Hello, We are sorry to hear about your loss. Pinky was good friends with my mom ( Mary McALindon) who died 4 years ago. She loved talking with Pinky. I’m sure you will miss her as well. So many old Brooklyn people leaving us. We know of loss as well, our Father
    Don McALindon just passed away on April 4th and our younger brother Gene died two days before Xmas Dec 24th 2019.
    A sad year for all.
    May God Bless you in the coming days and comfort you.
    Bob & Linda

  7. John C. Haney on April 23rd, 2020 11:07 am

    Dear Root family,

    On behalf of my father and myself, we are very sorry to hear about cousin Pinky’s passing. My father has very fond memories of her. Our thoughts and prayers are with her and her loving family.

    May God bless all.

    John C Haney (son of Owen Haney)
    Kathy Haney McGuirk

  8. Pam Clink on April 24th, 2020 1:18 pm

    I was saddened to hear of Aunt Marge’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. So sorry we can’t be together to support you. She will be remembered with much fondness!
    With deep condolences,
    Pam and Stu Clink

  9. Sue Sweeney on April 25th, 2020 1:17 pm

    My heart breaks for the loss of beloved aunt, but rejoices in her Heavenly reward. Know that we are with you all in spirit and our love knows know boundaries of social distancing. Always in our prayers. ((((HUGS))))

    ~~The Sweeneys: Sue, Pat, Siobhan, Moira (Adam), Bridgid and Fiona.

  10. benny scarcella on April 25th, 2020 6:55 pm

    donna and joe

    she was a nice person were praying for you

    and your family

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