Margaret Ann O’Sullivan of Kennett Square

Margaret Ann O'Sullivan, 18, of Kennett Square, died Friday, April 20, at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C. from complications due to a flu-like virus.

Margaret Ann O'Sullivan

Born in Norwalk, Conn., she was the daughter of Joseph S. and Cheryl (Szabaday) O'Sullivan. Maggie was a proud 2017 graduate of Kennett High School where she was a National Honor Society member, class treasurer, Junior Prom queen, and participated in the Feminist Club, marching band, swim and softball teams among many other activities.  She was about to finish her freshman year at Wake Forest where she was a Dean's List student a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority.

Maggie was a ray of sunshine and activist who fought for equality and acceptance for all. She was loved by those who were fortunate enough to know her and will not be forgotten.

Survivors include her parents, her brother PJ O’Sullivan a junior at Dartmouth College, her grandmothers, Roberta J. O’Sullivan of Kennett Square; and Lina Dolores Mattiello of Mahwah, N.J.; two aunts, Jane O’Sullivan of Lome, Togo, West Africa and Sara O’Sullivan of Manhattan, N.Y. and one uncle Doug Szabaday of Midland Park, N.J. Maggie is also missed by her extended family including Aunts, Uncles, and cousins and her dear, dear friends both at home and at Wake Forest.

You are invited to visit with Maggie’s family and friends from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home Inc. (610-444-4116) 250 W. State St. Kennett Square, PA 19348. Her mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Monday, April 30, at St. Patrick Catholic Church 212 Meredith St. Kennett Square, PA 19348. Interment will be in St. Patrick Cemetery in Kennett Square.

Cheryl and Joe will host a celebration of Maggie's life on Friday, June 15th at 4 p.m. at their home in Kennett Square. If Maggie touched your life, you are welcome to join us. We would love to hear your stories and memories.

In lieu of any food or flowers, memorial donations may be made to Friends of Music.  We will use any funds received to create an award for a graduating student in Maggie's honor.  This student will hold the same qualities that exemplified Maggie and her love of life, friendship, and ability to always lift and support those around her.  It will be named the Maggie O'Sullivan Ray of Light Award.  If you wish to donate, please make checks payable to Friends of Music and mail to the Kennett High School at 100 E South Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348.  If there are any questions, please contact Kristi Skross Morgan at

To view Maggie’s online tribute and to share a memory with her family, please visit

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