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Obituary for Margaret Irene Cotton

Margaret Irene (Nagle) Cotton, age 80, of Williamsburg, Virginia, passed away on May 6, 2022. She was the widow of Norman Cotton and a beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was born on May 3, 1942, in Mid-Glamorgan, Wales, to Margaret and Maurice Nagle. She married Norman, a United States Airman, in London in 1959 and moved to the US with him in 1961. They raised two children, Catherine and Michael, living in various countries, and eventually settled in Connecticut upon Norman's Air Force retirement in 1976. Following the death of her husband, Margaret moved to Williamsburg, Virginia and became a naturalized US citizen in May 1996. She remained in Williamsburg for the remainder of her life, where she was an active member of the local Master Gardener Association. Margaret loved gardening, travel and spoiling her grandchildren. She was a devout Catholic and was immensely proud of her Welsh heritage. Margaret is preceded in death by her father, Maurice, mother, Margaret, and husband, Norman. She is survived by her daughter, Catherine Cotton; her son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Kimberly Cotton; her grandson Nicholas Bednaz and his wife Madeline; her grandson Christopher Bednaz; and her granddaughter, Michaela Cotton. She also leaves behind four great-grandchildren: Dominico, Jameson, Brady, and Norman Bednaz. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, May 14th, at 10:30am at St. Martha's Church in Enfield, Connecticut. The Rite of Commital will follow at St. Catherine's Church cemetery in East Windsor, Connecticut, where she will be laid to rest next to her husband. In remembrance of Margaret's life, the family asks that any charitable donations be made to the American Lung Association or your favorite charity.