Margaret M. ‘Peggy’ McAndrews, 42

Margaret M. "Peggy" McAndrews (nee McCarthy), 42, of West Bend, passed away Saturday, July 24, 2010, at her home.

She was born on Aug. 7, 1967, in Milwaukee to Philip and Colleen (nee Riley) McCarthy. Peggy graduated from Dominican High School in Whitefish Bay in the class of 1985. She then served her country in the U.S. Army with a tour in Iraq. On May 23, 1992, she was united in marriage to Brian McAndrews at Holy Hill Catholic Church. She had worked for ADT and Forethought Insurance Company.

Peggy was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Slinger. She loved being with her family and enjoyed swimming, winning several awards in grade school.

She is survived by her husband, Brian; three children, Michael, Cali and Cory; her parents, Philip and Colleen McCarthy of Milwaukee; brother, James (Kim) McCarthy of Franklin; sister-in-law, Christine Knutowski of Fort Myers, Fla.; parents-in-law, Gerald and Jackie McAndrews; nieces and nephews, Nathan, Mackenzie, Benjamin, Alex, Molly, Stephanie, Caitlyn and Nicole; other relatives and friends.

Peggy was preceded in death by her brother, Patrick McCarthy.

A Mass of Christian burial in remembrance of Peggy will be held on Saturday, July 31, at 11 a.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Slinger with the Rev. Rick Stoffel presiding. Visitation will be Friday at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. with a Rosary Vigil at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of the Mass.

Memorials to the children’s education fund are appreciated by the family.

Myrhum-Patten Funeral & Cremation Service, West Bend, is assisting the family. Online guest book and condolences may be found at