Margaret Dolly Sircar

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Born in Saharanpur, India on February 25, 1937

Departed on February 13, 2021 and resided in Paramus, NJ

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On Saturday, February 13, 2021, Margaret Dolly Sircar, loving mother of three and a dear grandmother of four, took her last breath and passed away at the age of 83.  Margaret was born on February 25, 1937 in Saharanpur, India to Merril Mathew and Edline Gill. On September 5, 1958, she married Profullo Kumar (PK) Sircar. Together they raised two daughters, Karuna and Kiran and a son, Rajiv. She graduated college to aspire a career in the medical field and later became homemaker.

Margaret had a passion for creativity and enjoyed knitting, sewing, cleaning, and cooking. She loved to organize her home and herself and was known for her impeccable ability to remember the birthdays and anniversaries of all those dear to her. Her hospitality was greatly admired not only by friends and family, but also by all who frequented their home. Margaret was also an avid and devout Christian who was committed to her service in the Church and community. She was known for her warming presence, an infectious smile, and her kind and compassionate spirit.

Obviously Margaret did not win the war against death; none of us will. But she won the war against needless suffering. Her life was a living example of her favorite Bible verse, Ephesians 4:32 – “And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ.”

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, siblings, husband, PK, and eldest daughter, Karuna. She is survived by her second daughter, Kiran, her eldest granddaughter, Natasha, and son and daughter-in-law, Rajiv and Priya, their two children, Shifali and Rohan, and Karuna’s daughter, Kajal.

A viewing and funeral service will be held on Friday, February 26, 2021 at the Ballard Durand-McElroy Chapel in Elmsford, NY at 10 am, directly followed by a burial at Oakland Cemetery in Yonkers, NY. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a link for the virtual live stream of the viewing and funeral service will be available shortly.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Arcola United Methodist Church, of which Margaret was a member:

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  1. Nancy Diaz February 22, 2021 at 9:19 am - Reply

    For the Dear Family and Loved Ones of Margaret Sircar, I pray… ⚘

    Margaret loved the Lord, and by God’s grace through faith in Jesus, she is healed and home in heaven.

    Heavenly Father, you are the Resurrection and the Life.
    Whoever has faith in You shall have life, Even though she dies.
    And everyone who has life,
    And has committed themselves to You in faith,
    Shall not die forever.

    Heavenly Father, thank you for the gift of Margaret Sircar  –  to her family,  loved ones, and to Arcola United Methodist Church.
    We honor her and give thanks for her special ministry of praying unceasingly.

    1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18
    16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

    Please now bless her family in this season of mourning.
    Bless them, keep them, smile upon them, give them peace.
    And may they encounter your peaceful presence today and forever.  Amen. 🦋

  2. Sangita and Virendra Dass February 22, 2021 at 10:01 am - Reply

    So sorry for your loss and our deepest sympathy and condolences to you and your family and may God bless her soul 🙏🏻

  3. Sharon Santiago February 22, 2021 at 10:16 am - Reply

    Our sympathy, prayers and love go to the family. May the grace and peace of God be with you all during this time.

  4. Promila Dan February 22, 2021 at 10:30 am - Reply

    When we lose someone we love , we must learn not to live without them , but to live with the love they left behind. So we are sorry for your loss and our deepest sympathy and love will be always with you and your family.

  5. Margaret d nishesh February 22, 2021 at 11:03 am - Reply

    It is painful not see them arround us
    But their presence is reminder/
    MAY GOD”S peace be with you and loved one/
    Lose is unbearable

  6. Somak and Basanti February 22, 2021 at 12:00 pm - Reply

    Our deepest condolences! Somak and I will always remember Aunty for her sweet, kind and dignified personality. She has been a part of our life for all through the twenty-plus years we have known Kiran. She was a good friend to our mother, whom we sadly also lost last year. We will really miss her.
    May she rest in peace 🙏🏼.

    — Somak and Basanti

  7. Gitanjali and Arvind Massey February 22, 2021 at 12:16 pm - Reply

    It is our Prayer that God will comfort you and your whole family during this sad time. So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. My sincere condolences to you and your family .🙏

  8. Pamela February 22, 2021 at 1:25 pm - Reply

    I m there for you all at this time of grief,my condolences n prayers for you,may bhabhi’s soul rest in peace.May d Lord give u all strength to bear this loss…Amen

  9. Annu Gill February 22, 2021 at 1:28 pm - Reply

    lost Dolly Dadi beloved grandmother who passed away on 13 th Feb 2021 of illness and we will miss her terribly.
    She was one special lady and the loss of her is felt deeply by many, even though she lived a full life. For the past few months, she bravely fought through covid and cancer.

    She shown me the path of Jesus.

    We will miss our Grandmother, but her spirit and strength, lives on in each of us and in the lives that she touched. She lives on in me and in all those who have been touched by the love, strength, conviction, wisdom, and beauty of her soul.

    Love you grandma – You truly were a special, special woman! You may have passed on, but your memories would always live on within us. Thank you for your care and concern, your love and everything that you have done for us. Wherever you are.

    Rest in Peace Grandmother…we will never forget you and
    we will always love you forever…

  10. Nancy Osgoodby February 22, 2021 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    My heart goes out to all the family of this beautiful, loving woman and servant of Christ! May the Lord comfort and sustain you all in your grief, and may eternal light shine upon her!

  11. Karen Lanza February 22, 2021 at 2:38 pm - Reply

    Kiran and family,
    God has her now and will let her Rest In Peace.

  12. Beverly Shaffer February 22, 2021 at 6:28 pm - Reply


    Keep in your hearts all the good times you have had together. Rest In Peace Margaret.


  13. Meena Choy & family February 23, 2021 at 1:57 am - Reply

    Kiran, Natasha, and the rest of the Sircar family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during these difficult times, May she rest in peace

  14. Sunny Gill February 23, 2021 at 11:05 am - Reply

    Dolly Dadi.. A Women with an Golden Heart..
    You will be missed always..

  15. Aakash gill February 23, 2021 at 2:10 pm - Reply

    Words cannot describe what I am feeling. Some truth in life are hard to accept. Your memories will never be forgotten! Those will always remain with us forever.
    My sincere condolences for you on your great loss. Please stay strong didi . You will be missed forever and always. The beautiful moments you shared with us will always speak of a great person that you were. Rest in peace up in the heaven!
    Miss you bua 💟🌹🌷🌹🌷

  16. Karish Silvano February 24, 2021 at 6:32 am - Reply

    My deepest condolences at this time for your great loss. Mrs. Sircar was a dear friend and she will be greatly missed by all that loved her. God bless.

  17. Gurmeet kaur and Tajwinder Singh February 25, 2021 at 12:24 am - Reply

    My deepest condolences to the entire family! Dolly aunty was like a mother to me for all the years I knew her. She was one of the warmest and kindest human beings! May she Rest In Peace! Praying for you Kiran!

  18. Balpreet Singh February 25, 2021 at 1:19 am - Reply

    May her soul rest in peace ❤️🙏🏻

  19. Nirmal Kant Pradhan Market February 25, 2021 at 1:19 am - Reply

    So many great memories of Dolly maami she will always live in our hearts we all miss you maami may God rest in peace her lovely soul

  20. DENIS CASWELL February 25, 2021 at 1:59 am - Reply

    Eternal rest grant on to her o lord, and may the perpetual light shine upon her and may her soul rest in peace amen.

  21. Dipankar Mitra February 25, 2021 at 6:20 am - Reply

    Our Pronam 🙏

  22. Dipankar Mitra February 25, 2021 at 6:21 am - Reply

    Our Homage

  23. John & Sarita Bhajjan February 25, 2021 at 9:36 am - Reply

    May God continue to create people like Dolly Sircar (Bhabhi) , so kind, so loving, so caring and so generous. She would be loved and remembered by all who became part of her life journey.
    We will miss her and remember her legacy she leaves behind us to follow. I pray for her children Kiran and Rajiv and their families who grieve over loosing their loving Mom.May God bless them as they prepare to give her a send off tomorrow. May She Rest In Peace and all of us live with HOPE that we will see her one day. John& Sarita.

  24. Deepak Pradhan February 25, 2021 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    I and my family have sweet memories of Sirkar family. Starting with ever joyous Prafullo mama, Dolly mami and their 3 kids while they were in Delhi. He left for US some 3 decades ago. We lived close by and my elder son (now 34) remembers him as paper weight wale baba. Still remember the taste of Dolly mami’s plum cake which was a part of the Christmas celebration. We wish her soul rests in peace.

  25. Patras Henry February 25, 2021 at 3:44 pm - Reply

    Dolly Aunty has lived a blessed life since her birth to her last breath. She loved God, her husband, her children and everyone who came in her contact. My family and I have wonderful memories of Aunty, Uncle, their children and their respective families. She will be missed by all of us.

    Eternal rest grant to her soul, O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul rest in peace. In Jesus name Amen 🙏🙏

  26. Mohinder Massey February 25, 2021 at 8:04 pm - Reply

    Very nice human being. May her Soul Rest In Peace & HIS MERCY & GRACE be with the entire Sircar family at the time of their grief.

  27. Juhi Singh February 26, 2021 at 3:34 am - Reply

    Rest in peace aunty ji

  28. Jassi Malhotra February 26, 2021 at 6:08 am - Reply

    RIP 🙏
    Miss You Aunty Ji 😭

  29. Jaspreet Malhotra (Nonu) February 26, 2021 at 7:02 am - Reply

    U Will be missed forever Aunty ji 💔my heartfelt condolences 💐 to the entire family.🙏 RIP 😢

  30. Roger Vivian Gill February 26, 2021 at 10:04 am - Reply

    My heartfelt condolences with the family in this time of grief.
    May her soul rest in peace 🙏🏻
    She will always be with us in her good memories.

  31. SUSHMA PRADHAN February 26, 2021 at 10:59 am - Reply

    Love you mami 🌹🌹🙏🙏

  32. Sukumar Mitra February 26, 2021 at 6:24 pm - Reply

    Dolly Aunty was a beautiful soul. May her Soul rest in piece in God ‘s abode. She has given us many beautiful memories and we will cherish them always Simon and Sukumar

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