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“Nana, Thank you for your love, now you're sharing it above. You had many things to say, all in a caring way. Now you have the chance to meet the Mom...Read More »
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Margaret Mary McVeigh Ward "Peggy" passed away Dec. 16, 2013 at home surrounded by her family. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1928; Margaret was the daughter of Walter J. McVeigh and Beatrice Ruddy McVeigh, who died of complications during her birth. Margaret was raised by her father and spent considerable time with her cousins in upstate New York, three of whom were killed in action in World War II. Her father later remarried and she had two step-brothers, Daniel McVeigh and the late Edward McVeigh. She married Christopher J. Ward Jr., of Queens Village, N.Y., a U.S. Navy Veteran, in September 1948. At the time she was working as a telephone operator for Bell Telephone in New York City. She raised a family in Northport, Long Island, N.Y., working at the Northport Pharmacy and later was Director of medical records for the Suffolk Rehabilitation Center in Commack. After retiring, she and her husband moved to Milford, P.A., and in 1998 to Niantic, CT, where they lived with her daughter and son-in-law. Her husband passed away in 2006. She is survived by one brother, Daniel, of Massapequa, N.Y., two sons, Christopher J. Ward III and Thomas J. Ward and his wife Mary Ann, her daughter, Kathleen Ward Waszczak and her husband Christopher. She had five grandchildren, Heather R. Waszczak, Christopher J. Waszczak, Jr., and his wife Jacqueline, SSG Sean T. Ward U.S.ARMY and his wife Abigail, Kathleen M. Ward, Brendan R. Ward, two great-grandsons Jay and Joseph and many nieces and nephews. She will be forever loved, missed and remembered by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, (Dec. 30th), 11 AM at St. Matthias Church, 317 Chesterfield Road, East Lyme. Interment will follow in East Lyme Cemetery, Boston Post Road, East Lyme. There are no calling hours. Donations in her memory may be made to the Patriot PAWS Service Dogs 254 Ranch Trail Rockwall, Texas 75032, or at www.patriotpaws.org The Thomas L. Neilan & Sons East Lyme Funeral Home, 48 Grand Street, Niantic is assisting the family with the arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.neilanfuneralhome.com

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