Margaret “Peggy” O’Connor died peacefully at the ripe old age of 89 in Newtown Rehabilitation Center, with family at her side.
She was loved by many and is survived by her son Michael and his wife, Debra; her sister Mary Ellen and her husband, Jack; her brother Jack and his wife, Joanne; and her brother David and his wife, Wendy; and her grandchildren Catherine, Thomas, and Theodore. Peggy was fortunate to also have countless nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Thomas, who passed away in 1988.
Peggy was born in Manhattan, the depression-era daughter of Irish immigrants, and always believed in living her life to the fullest and on her own terms. She traveled extensively throughout her life and it gave her great joy to share stories of her travels. Peggy was a great storyteller and we will enjoy retelling her stories for years to come.
Peggy’s interests were eclectic and she held a number of jobs over the years, but was most well known for her time at a bakery in New Milford, where she worked for over 15 years, bringing joy to all those who came to see her.
Peggy’s life was extraordinary and her perseverance limitless. Stories of her accomplishments are plenty, and she leaves us all with a message: never, ever, give up hope.
A communicant of St Francis Catholic Church of New Milford, she valued family, friendship, and was a devout Catholic with an unwavering faith in God. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Woman’s Center of Greater Danbury at https://wcogd.org/aboutor by mailing WCOGD, 2 West Street, Danbury CT 06810.