Margaret Haynes

Born September 1, 1925 in Syracuse, New York
Departed April 25, 2024 in Palm Bay, Florida

On April 25, 2024, our mother, Margaret Haynes, passed peacefully to begin her new adventure in life. Although it is sad to share the news of her passing, we are so grateful to know she was able to live a purposeful and independent life for over 98 years.

Born in Syracuse, New York on September 1, 1925 as the youngest of her 4 siblings, she was called ‘Baber’ and that was the beginning of the various nicknames for Margaret Sybil Tuttle. She was best known by friends and family with names that suited her persona…Tut, Miss Daisy, Mama Lady, Aunt Marg, Grandma and Hemi being the most well-known nicknames. Our dear Dad, her husband of almost 50 years, who passed many years ago, never knew what to call her.

Along with multiple names, she had equally as many occupations…ballroom dance teacher, school librarian, substitute teacher and audio-visual specialist where she was able to create on film, humorous news shows for the elementary school students. Her many years as a realtor in Florida earned her several awards as top producer in real estate sales. Perhaps her favorite role began in the hospitality industry when she decided to turn the family camp in the Adirondack Mountains into a B&B during the summer followed by managing The Riptide RV park in Key Largo FL in the winter. Her last endeavor was becoming the proud owner/operator of a quaint Victorian B&B in Old Forge, New York. She began this career at the age of 84 receiving rave reviews from her guests. After almost a decade in this role, she relinquished her 2 ADK homes and returned to the Melbourne area of Florida where she had resided in various homes since 1957. However, that was not the end of her moves, she purchased a lake home on Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia to enjoy during the summer season. She was well loved in that environment- near her family, enjoying new friendships and engaging in activities that kept her happy and youthful.

We, her daughters, are so grateful for all the friends and family members who treasured their relationship with her. She kept us laughing with her humorous antics. She leaves behind the two of us, her daughters and their spouses, six grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, beloved family members and special friends who will miss her dearly.

Her beloved Scottie dog, Middie, was as quirky as she was. They made a wonderful team together and we know that little doggie is first in line to greet her as she enters her next phase of life beyond…where she without a doubt will share her lively nature and continue to inspire us as we keep her in our memories.

A small family gathering will be held in Old Forge, New York to celebrate her well lived life.

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15 entries.
Nadine Sluder from Melbourne wrote on May 10, 2024:
Margaret will continue to be my dear dear friend...
Dan Mcgowan(sport) from Palm Bay wrote on May 2, 2024:
Left us too early after accomplishing so much in a long life, we should all be so fortunate.
Jeff mcguire from Auburn wrote on April 30, 2024:
It has been some time since Florida and I always looked forward to going to the house. You just never knew when she was gonna do a flyby with something comically interesting and or whimsical. I’m just glad she liked me and was always welcome back. So thankful for the memories
Dianne E Wilson from Melbour wrote on April 29, 2024:
Margaret was a very dear friend. She always made me laugh and I was intrigued with the stories of her life. I will miss her a lot.
Jeanne. Swenson from Melbourne wrote on April 29, 2024:
Margaret will be missed dearly-Have enjoyed our times together at church. She was such a loving, kind, caring, and fun to be with friend. Much love to the family. Jeanne
Judy Wilt from Melbourne wrote on April 29, 2024:
My deepest condolences to you all. I was blessed to have known her. I remember well her teaching a group of us from church how to line dance. For many years, she was an active member of our church. She will be missed.
Diane grover from Melbourne Beach wrote on April 29, 2024:
Mrs. Haynes was a marvelous person and a great neighbor. I remember what a caring and loving person she was. My condolences to her family. God bless you. Diane Grover
Glenda Frady Covington from Melbourne wrote on April 29, 2024:
I met Margaret in my dance class and she was such a sweet, adorable lady that I was proud to know. She was loved by all that knew her and will be missed.
Daryll Leary from Melbourne/Chelmsford, MA wrote on April 29, 2024:
What a lovely written obituary. I learned many things I didn’t know about her. She was quite the lady, not many people would start a new venture after 80 years old. I so enjoyed talking with her. She did have quite the life, seems like she was not afraid to do try things. So sorry for your loss. Daryll.
Amy Julian from Melbourne wrote on April 29, 2024:
Margaret is one of the dearest friends I've had. A true blue supporter during dark times. I will always remember our many hours of conversation and laughter. What a pleasure and a privilege to say she has been my friend for the last dozen years. Deeply saddened, but confident she's moving forward and you know, finding joy, humor, a new job, and having FUN. As I've said, Cindi and Carol, thanks for sharing your mother with me. Much love ❤️ Amy
Daryll Leary from Melbourne wrote on April 29, 2024:
What a beautifully written obituary. I learned so many things I did not know about her. She was quite the lady, always on the go. I enjoyed visiting with her and envied how she kept so busy. Not many people would start a new endeavor after 80 years old. I will miss her, but am glad that you will be joining our neighborhood.
Nancy Semmelmann from Beverly Hills wrote on April 29, 2024:
Good night Ms Margaret! You will forever hold a very special place in my heart. We are lucky to have a quarter of a century + of such wonderful fun filled memories. Best Camp Director ever. Best host of the best bed & breakfast~sans breakfast🤭 thank you for the memories Ms. Margaret. Until we meet'll know me, cause I'll be wearing "Those shoes".
Rebecca Townsend from Indialantic wrote on April 29, 2024:
Margaret brightened my life and graciously welcomed me into her heart and home.
Michele Glover from Fort Mill wrote on April 29, 2024:
I loved your mom soooo much. Her laughter will be truly missed.
Martha A Kwasniewski from Syracuse wrote on April 29, 2024:
We were blessed to have met Margaret a few years ago. As you know her Dad a Grandfather build our home in 1920. Margaret referred to us at 353. Knowing Margaret and the history of our home makes it more than a home. We spent the day with her at her B&B in Old Forge. What a wonderful memory. Blessings to you all.

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