November 24, 1941 - May 13, 2019
HABEN Funeral Home & Crematory
8057 Niles Center Rd.
Skokie, IL 60077
847.673.6111 | Map
Thursday 5/16, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm


St. Lambert Catholic Church
8148 Karlov Av.
Skokie, IL 60076
847.673.5090 | Map
Friday 5/17, 10:00 am

Mass of Christian Burial

Maryhill Catholic Cemetery
8600 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Niles, IL 60714
847.823.0982 | Map
Friday 5/17

Interment | GRAVESIDE

Margarita F. Garcia, nee Torres, age 77, of Naples, FL, formerly of Skokie, IL, died Monday, May 13, 2019, in Pembroke Pines, FL. Born November 24, 1941, in Havana, Cuba, to Armando and Margarita, nee Piedra, Torres. Beloved wife of the late Luis R. Garcia, M.D.; dear mother of Monica (Kevin) Garcia-Kelly; loving grandmother ofContinue Reading

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Vanessa Mbogo left a message on May 16, 2019:
You greeted me every morning at EPA with the words "Good Morning My Friend " or "Hello My Friend " and I smiled each time. I now say see you later "My Friend " the "CUBAN PRINCESS ".
Brenda Carrillo left a message on May 16, 2019:
I'd like to express my deepest and sincere sympathies to Maggie's family for their loss. May God bless you with peace and comfort in this unfortunate time. I only had the pleasure of knowing Maggie for one year before she retired in 2010. I remember her sense of humor and some of her stories when she lived in Cuba. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.
Bill Tong left a message on May 16, 2019:
It is with great sadness to hear of the passing of my friend from way back. Maggie was my former earth science student from nearly 30 years ago when I worked and taught at Northeastern Illinois University. Her daughter Monica was (coincidentally) my earth science student at Oakton Community College in 1996. Maggie and I reunited as colleagues at the EPA Region 5 office a number of years later before she retired. We lived a few blocks away from each other in Skokie. Please accept my deepest sympathies to Maggie's family and relatives.
Beverely Shorty left a message on May 16, 2019:
I will always remember the kindness and such motherly thoughts you left with me. I will always cherish the statute Angel you gave me that stares at me every night I sleep. I will truly miss you but will always remember, you are in spirit. Love Bev
Vanessa Mbogo left a message on May 16, 2019:
I will truly miss you. I thank God for you, for your friendship, your motherly wisdom, and for the wonderful times we had together. Amen.
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Darius Taylor left a message on May 16, 2019:
Maggie was a delight to work with. She came to work at the U.S. EPA during the mid 90's until her retirement in 2010. Maggie was fun to work with and kept us in good spirits throughout her time with us. She will be missed by many here at the EPA. Many prayers and well wishes are extended to her beloved family during this time of loss.
Juana Rojo left a message on May 16, 2019:
I will miss Maggie very much. She was so full of energy and zest for life that it's hard for me to believe that she is now gone. I met Maggie in the 90's when we worked at US EPA. She was a dedicated professional and a good friend who continued to be in touch, after retirement, with her friends and co-workers.She missed her deceased husband very much and I wish that she is with him now sharing God's Glory.
Haben Funeral Home & Crematory left a message:
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