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Winifred “Winnie” Estelle Stagl

Winifred “Winnie” Estelle Stagl, 97, of Cumming, died Oct. 10, 2018.

Born in Boston, Mass. on July 9, 1921 to Roy and Evelyn (Brown) McDonald, she lived in Newton, Mass. during her youth and attended Chandler Secretarial School in Boston.

She enlisted in the Navy as a WAVE during WWII, serving in the secretarial pool, at Great Lakes, Ill. After marriage to Frank Michael Stagl she lived in Dix Hills, N.Y. where she raised her family. She served as a Brownie leader and on the West Suffolk Girl Scout Council (Long Island) and was involved in the PTA. She was a legal secretary for William Ahern Agency in Kings Park, N.Y. and retired from Toaz, Buck, Meyers Agency in Huntington, N.Y.

 In retirement she volunteered at the local food bank and at the V.A. Hospital in Northport, N.Y. She was a member of the Dix Hills Historical Society, a longtime member of Central Presbyterian Church in Huntington and attended The Presbyterian Church of Sweet Hollow in Melville, N.Y. She enjoyed golf, theater, concerts and museums. Her passion for travel took her to many countries around the world.  

Her husband, Frank Michael Stagl; grandaughter, Andrea Leonhardt; and three siblings preceded her in death.

 Survivors include her children, Dianne (William) Leonhardt of Dawsonville, Kathryn Stagl of Emmaus, Pa., Peter Stagl of Morris Plains, N.J., and Sharon (John) Doherty of Huntington Beach, Calif.; sister, Virginia McNiff of Wayland, Mass.; grandchildren, Stacey (Andrew Garbos) Leonhardt, William (Amy) Leonhardt Jr., Marc (Andrew Uriarte) Parees, Ben Parees, Jaime (Gilad) Jacobs, Danielle (MaryAnn) Santana, Carly Stagl; five great-grandchildren; various other relatives also survive.

She will be interred at Long Island National Cemetery in Melville, N.Y. A graveside service will be held at a later date.

 In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to TurningPoint Breast Cancer Rehabilitation 8010 Roswell Road Suite 120 Atlanta, Ga, 30350 or to the Presbyterian Church of Sweet Hollow, 95 Old Country Road Melville, N.Y. 11747.

Bearden Funeral Home of Dawsonville was in charge of the arrangements