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Margaret M. Cannella, age 64, of New York, New York, formerly of Short Hills, New Jersey, died on November 24, 2016.
Margaret retired in 2009 as head of U.S. Equity and Global Credit Research at JPMorgan Chase, after more than 30 years in the financial services industry. In 2007, Margaret was named to the Fixed Income Analyst Hall of Fame; from 1992 to 2004, Margaret was ranked number one or two in the Institutional Investor Survey for her coverage of retail and consumer products companies. In her retirement, Margaret served as an adjunct professor at Columbia Business School and the Administrative Director of the Private Equity Program. She also served as a board member of Advance Pierre Foods, Watford Reinsurance, and Avolon Aircraft Leasing and as a trustee of the Schroder Mutual Funds and the Wilshire Mutual Funds. Margaret also worked on behalf of organizations in which she believed, including serving for many years on the boards of Princeton in Asia and Global Communities, an international development organization. Margaret achieved tremendous professional success, while always devoting her energies and passion to being a loving and invested parent, wife, mentor, and friend.
Born in Queens, New York, Margaret received an A.B. in East Asian studies from Princeton University, graduating in the first class of women to matriculate at the University, and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.
Margaret was predeceased by her first husband, Conor D. Reilly. She is survived by her husband Ronald A. Brown, children Katherine C. Reilly (Thomas Sullivan) and Michael C. Reilly (Marissa Ash), and her grandson Conor Sullivan.
Relatives and friends are invited to a wake and viewing at the Walter B. Cooke Funeral Home, 352 East 87th Street, New York, NY on Tuesday, November 29 between 3 and 5 p.m. and 7 and 9 p.m. and on Wednesday, November 30 between 2 and 5 p.m. and 7 and 9 p.m., and to a Funeral Mass on Thursday, December 1 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church Yorkville, 404 East 87th Street, New York, NY. Interment to follow the funeral at St. Stephen's Cemetery, Milburn, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested consideration of a donation in Margaret's honor to Princeton in Asia, 194 Nassau Street, Suite 212, Princeton, NJ 08542 or at
Arrangements under the direction of Walter B. Cooke Funeral Home, New York, NY.