Marguerite ‘Peggy’ Gallagher

Dec. 17, 1916 - Aug. 19, 2008

Marguerite “Peggy” Gallagher passed peacefully into eternal light in the early morning of Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008, with her family at her side.

Peggy was the beloved wife of the late Edward “Bud” Gallagher and the loving mother of Diane (Delbert) Holman of Grafton and John (Margaret) Gallagher of New Brunswick, Canada. She is survived by her brother, John Svinicki of Stevenson, Mich. Precious Peggy was the wonderful grandmother of Melanie Mehling, Michele (Steven) Harris, Melinda Czajkowski, Jennifer Patterson and Erin Gallagher. She was the loving great-grandmother of Madison, Samuel, Arius, Colin and Thomas. Peggy is further survived by many other wonderful nieces, nephews, family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her grandson, Darrin Gallagher, and eight brothers and sisters.

Peggy was born in the upper peninsula of Michigan and moved to the Milwaukee area when she was 18. She lived most of her life in Waukesha. She enjoyed a wonderful life of traveling, bird watching, gardening and rock hunting. She was a medical assistant for 35 years, and at one time served as the president of the Medical Assistants Association.

Peg’s family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the caring staff at LaSata Care Center in Cedarburg for their wonderful care of her for the past 18 months.

Due to the fact that Peggy donated her body to the medical college, the family will be holding a visitation at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 822 N. East Ave., Waukesha. A celebration of life Mass will follow at 7 p.m.  

(Freeman - Aug. 23, 2008)