Margaret Paez

Obituary of Margaret H. Paez

Margaret Helen (Publik) Paez, 47, of Pottstown, PA, passed away on October 10, 2021. Born in Scranton, PA, on October 27, 1973, Margaret was the daughter of the late Margaret “Peggy” (Turso) Publik, who passed away in 2004.


Margaret graduated from Pottstown High School in 1991, and worked for various companies over the years, most recently working for T.J.Maxx in Pottstown. In her spare time, Margaret enjoyed cooking, road tripping, and traveling to the beach. Most importantly, Margaret’s primary role in life was raising her four children. She was a “mother hen” who took care not only of her own children, but also her nieces and nephews, whom she loved so much. Margaret had the funniest sense of humor and the biggest heart anyone could ask for. She was a precious mother, sister, and aunt, who will be deeply missed.


Margaret is lovingly remembered by her children, Claudio Paez, Sebastian Paez, Eliana Paez, and Mateo Paez; the father of her children, Claudio Paez; her siblings, Frank (& Ellen) Caramanno, Denise Klonis, and Michaeline (& Gregory) Publik; and her nieces and nephews,

Matthew, Frank, Michael, Eric, Alexis, Avery, Antonio, Julia, Luciano, Sergio, and Augie.


In lieu of flowers, donations to help cover the living expenses of Margaret’s children would be appreciated. Please donate online at


Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Houck & Gofus Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 955 N. Charlotte St., Pottstown, PA 19464, will be handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at