After graduating with a B.A. in History, Margaret earned an M.S.W. degree from Columbia University School of Social Work. Her academic training qualified her for a number of interesting career assignments, including secretary in the New York City Commission on the Foster Care of Children; Director of Training for the New York City Youth Board; Assistant Professor of Social Work at Loyola University, Chicago; Director of the Children's Placement Service of the New York City Department of Welfare; and several positions in Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York City.
From 1958-62 Margaret was Director of the New York City Department of Social Services' Bureau of Child Welfare. From 1962-67 she was Director of Division Services to Individuals and Families, Mobilization for Youth, Inc., New York City. In 1968 she became Assistant Director of the Division of Foster Home Foundling Care, New York Foundling Hospital, New York City. She also was a Board Member of The Mission of the Immaculate Virgin, in Staten Island.
Margaret received the Mother Xavier Award in 1970. She died on March 16, 1993.