M. Shelagh Moss Muyskens, age 90, of Concord passed away Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Concord Health Care Center, surrounded by her loving family, friends and devoted caregivers. She was the former wife of the late John Muyskens, Jr.
Born in Winchester, England on January 26, 1924 she was the daughter of the late William and Mary (Crowe) Moss and devoted sister of the late William Moss and late Gerald Moss both of Winchester, England. She attended school at Winchester County School for Girls where she won the poetry prize, and where she played tennis and field hockey. Shelagh began her long history of volunteering, during the Battle of Britain, at the local Red Cross.
Shelagh came to the United States as a war bride in 1946. After first settling in Jenkintown, PA, Shelagh experienced living in upstate New York, along the sea in Connecticut, and in northern California. She summered at Stony Brook, Long Island with her immediate and extended family for many joyful years.
The final home for the family was in Concord, MA where Shelagh established a thriving, successful real estate career, enjoying the challenges of the Concord area market with her colleagues. She developed wonderful friendships that continued for many years long after her professional career ended. As a lover of beautiful things, Shelagh always dressed impeccably, kept a lovely home and cherished living in the town of Concord.
Shelagh found peace and serenity in her affiliation with Trinity Episcopal Church and shared her love of flowers as an active member of the alter guild and as an enthusiastic participant in special events. On her frequent strolls around town, Shelagh would lovingly point out the flowers and gardens, and particularly relished visits to botanical gardens wherever she travelled. Continuing her desire to help others in need, Shelagh also gave her time volunteering with the Concord Council on Aging.
Shelagh is survived by her children: Sarah Muyskens and her husband Michael Green of Burlington, VT; Martha Markovitz and her husband Barry Markovitz of Los Angeles, CA; John Muyskens, III and his wife Cara Morgan of Acton; and Alison Muyskens and her wife Patricia Intrieri of Cambridge. Shelagh is also survived by her nine grandchildren: Carley, Benjamin, Samantha, Alexandra, Elizabeth, Patrick, Isabella, Adeon and Brodie.
A celebration of her life will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church, 81 Elm St., Concord on Monday, December 1st at 11:00am. A reception will follow.
Gifts in her name may be made to Building for Ministry, Trinity Episcopal Church, Concord, MA 01742.
Arrangements under the care of Glenn D. Burlamachi, CONCORD FUNERAL HOME, A Life Celebration® Home, Concord. To share a memory or offer a condolence visit: www.concordfuneral.com