Margaret Murphy Pettit | Republican-American

Margaret Murphy Pettit | Republican-American

WESTPORT – Margaret Murphy Pettit (Peggy, Maggie, Mom, Nanny), of Naples, Fla., Westport, and Scituate, Mass., age 90, passed away peacefully with loving family by her side. Peggy was married for 64 years to Ray (Moose), her high school sweetheart and best friend.

She was the daughter of Margaret (Moore), and Eugene Murphy. She attended Waterbury Catholic High School. She was president of her class and went on to post college.

She was the loving, proud mother of Stephen, who predeceased her in 2004. (Beverly, Pettit) Chesterfield, Mo. Linda (John) Barbosa Brookfield, Susan (Joe), Colasurdo Westport, Eileen AnneMarie Pettit Naples, Fla. and Kathleen Pettit Scituate Mass. Naples, Fla.

She is survived by eight grandchildren, Tom Pettit (Lynze), Jennifer Woodis, Michael Pettit (Haydee), Pettit), Meghan (Peter), Salonia), Laura (Ben), Young, Conor Colasurdo (Carolyn), Casey (Jessica), Colasurdo and Chase Pettit Colasurdo. Peggy was also a great-grandmother for 11.

She leaves behind a sister Evelyn (Roland LaPerriere) and a brother in-law, Rev. Joseph Pettit; as well as many beloved nieces, nephews, and nephews.

Peggy was active in many charitable organisations throughout her lifetime while raising her five kids. Ray’s career took them to homes in New York and Connecticut. She was the chair of American Red Cross Motor Services of Schenectady (N.Y.) and also chaired the Corporate Gifts for United Way of Schenectady. American Red Cross of Syracuse named her Volunteer of The Year.

Peggy was a religious education teacher in Syracuse, N.Y. and Weston. Peggy was also vice-chair of Norwalk Hospital Gift Shop for over 10 years.

Peggy and Ray were philanthropists to many charities, most notably Naples Hospital Heart Institute, Norwalk (Conn.) Hospital, Saint Mary’s Hospital (Waterbury), St. Raphael’s Hospital (New Haven), St. Louis University High School, Bucknell University, and Stonehill College.

It was an honor to be named a Lifetime medical diplomatt of the Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System.

Her greatest joy was being able to spend time with her family and making reservations. Peggy loved traveling and was fortunate to see much of the world with Ray’s career taking them to many countries across the globe. She was THE Ambassador for Good Will.

She enjoyed playing with her wonderful friends from the 9-hole ladies group at Royal Poinciana (Naples Fla.) and The Country Club in Waterbury. She enjoyed modeling in the Royal Poinciana Annual Fashion Show and taking part in many activities at Naples Yacht Club.

Visitation for Mrs. PETTIT will take place on Sunday, July 10, 2022 from 4 to 6 pm at the Alderson–Ford Funeral Home of Cheshire at 615 S. Main St. Monday morning, her funeral procession leaves the funeral home at 9:15 am and proceeds to St. Bridget of Sweden Parish – St. Bridget of Sweden Church at 10 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Bridget of Sweden Church. In Calvary Cemetery, she will be buried in the Queen of Peace of Mausoleum.

In lieu flowers, please send memorials to Tunnels to Towers Foundation. It is a charity very close to her heart. 2361 Hylan Blvd. Staten Island NY 10306.

For condolences online, or to share a story or photo, please visit

Source link

Previous articleWhere To Get All Outfits In GTA: Vice City
Next articlePunk & alternative fashion trending | 2021 fashion styles


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here