She was born on June 16, 1923, in Cleveland, Ohio, to William and Elizabeth (Gambor) Laykun. Margaret was raised in Pittsburgh, PA by her maternal grandmother, Mary Matta.
She attended Rankin High School. She married Frank J. Strucaly on June 18, 1942. Mrs. Strucaly was a long time resident of Hamden (1948–2000).
She was a communicant of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Hamden. She was an active member of the Mt. Carmel Woman’s Club and enjoyed in participating in the annual stage plays.
Margaret worked at CMS/Blue Cross; the Yale University Graduate School; and the Town of Hamden, where she worked for over 20 years as Secretary for the Economic Development Dept. and later Town Planner.
Margaret retired from the Town of Hamden.
She moved to Clinton to live with family in 2000 after the death of her husband of 57 years, Frank J. Strucaly.
Margaret leaves behind her son, Mark R. Strucaly and his wife Cherie of Clinton; her granddaughter Elizabeth Dudley and her husband Rob of Hamden; her grandson Matthew Strucaly of Clinton, and her granddaughter Stephanie Strucaly, also of Clinton.
During the last months of her life, Margaret was a resident of Peregrine Landing in Clinton, where she enjoyed participating in many recreational activities and social functions.
The family would like to thank the staff of Peregrine Landing for caring for Margaret, especially her care-giver Chris Serrano.
Her funeral will leave Sisk Brothers Funeral Home, 3105 Whitney Ave., Hamden, Monday at 9:30 a.m., Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.siskbrothers.com.
—Obituary via Legacy.com