ó M. Eleanor Peggs, 89, formerly of 1135 Boyd
St., passed away Thursday, Dec. 13, at Samaritan Keep Home
where she had been a resident since June 2011.
Born Aug. 8, 1923, in Watertown, a daughter of William B.
and Helen M. McCarthy Peggs, she graduated from Watertown
High School in 1940 and Syracuse University in 1944 with a
After college Miss Peggs went to work for American Airlines
in New York City , she was the executive secretary for the
Watertown Board of Education and was the assistant deputy clerk
for the city of Watertown under May Coleman.
Miss Peggs volunteered at Samaritan Medical Center, a member
of the American Legion Post Auxiliary Post 61 and was active
in various organizations at Holy Family Church.
Surviving are a sister and her husband, Jean and William
Grady, Union, N.J.; eight nieces and nephews, William, Kevin
and Scott Peggs, Karin McMahon, Jan Miciak, William Grady,
III, Lisa Wadams, Brian Grady; several great nieces and
A brother, George H. Peggs, died in 1996.
Calling hours will be 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at D.L.
Calarco Funeral Home, Inc. A prayer service will be 9:15
a.m. Monday, Dec. 17, at the funeral home with a 10 a.m.
funeral Mass at Holy Family Church with Rev. Steven Murray
officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to Holy Family Church, 129
Winthrop St., Watertown, NY 13601.
Condolences may be made to www.dlcalarco.com.
Information provided by D.L. Calarco Funeral Home and