Margret McCann of Landenberg

Margret McCann

Margret McCann

Margret McCann, 87, of Landenberg, died Thursday July 18.

Margret was the wife of the late Newlin McCann with whom she shared 57 years of joyful marriage. Born in New York City on March 14, 1926, she was the daughter of Martha and Max Vintschger, and sister of Otillia Anliot.

Margret is lovingly remembered by her son Andy McCann and partner Wanda Soto of Landenberg, daughter Jeannie Kornfeld and husband Amos Kornfeld of Norwich, Vt., daughter JoAnne Thomas and husband Jeff Thomas of Landenberg, grandchildren Andrew and Matthew McCann, Hannah and Jacob Kornfeld, Carolyn and Kathryn Thomas and great granddaughter Peyton Albrecht.

Margret graduated from Ridgewood High School in 1944, and studied music at West Chester University. Her greatest passion in life was classical music. Margret began teaching piano and theory in 1958, and shared her passion for music with students of all ages at McCann Music Studio for more than 50 years. As a member of the Delaware State Music Teachers Association, she served as a judge at music competitions and a number of her students participated in DSMTA music festivals. As a volunteer she entertained pre-school children with music at Tick Tock Day Care Center in Avondale, and also played classical piano for residents at Kendal Retirement Community in Kennett Square. Margret frequently performed classical pieces in Harrisburg where she was a member of the Wednesday Club and her student’s performed each June at her annual Evening of Music.  Margret attended Kennett Friends Meeting and enjoyed Meeting for Worship. She also loved their family home; Springdell Farm, traveling, nature, bird watching and art.

A celebration of her life will be held at Kennett Friends Meeting House, 125 West Sickle Street in Kennett Square on Saturday morning Aug. 24 at 10:30 followed by a luncheon.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Willow Tree Hospice at 616 E Cypress St. Kennett Square, PA 19348. The family is sincerely grateful to Willow Tree Hospice and the nursing staff at Ware Presbyterian Village for their loving care of Margret.  Arrangements are by Kuzo & Grieco funeral home (610-444-4116) of Kennett Square.  To share a memory with Margret’s family, please visit

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