Margaret Gaudet Conklin went to Gloryland on May 1, 2019 while surrounded by loved ones after a brief stay at Samaritan Center at Virtua in Mount Holly, New Jersey. Mrs. Conklin was born on May 22, 1921 in Port Arthur, Texas to Philip and Laura Babin Gaudet. She grew up in Hahnville, Louisiana and was a longtime resident of Willingboro, New Jersey before moving to Mount Laurel, New Jersey eighteen years ago. Mrs. Conklin worked for Sears Department Store in their catalog shopping department.
In her leisure time, she enjoyed traveling with friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband, Robert E. Conklin, in 1978, sisters Marie Gaudet, Rita Gaudet Vial, and brothers Philip “Buster” Gaudet, Jr. and Earl Gaudet. She is survived by her sister Laura Gaudet White, her daughter, Janet Emery (John); her grandchildren, Gregory Emery (Kim) and Colleen Emery Bever (Patrick); and great-grandchildren, Carter and Cora Bever along with a host of nieces and nephews. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday, May 8,, 2019 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Church, Hainesport, New Jersey. Interment followed at Saint Mary’s Cemetery in Bordentown, New Jersey.