Margaret Newtown

Obituary of Margaret Newtown

BRUSHTON – Margaret J. (Peggy) Newtown, 71, went to dance with the angels on Sunday February 18, 2018 with the love and support of her family at her side. Peggy faced her battle with Lymphoma with much courage and strength.

Arrangements are with the Flint Funeral Home, Moira.

A time of visitation will be held Wednesday (Feb. 21) from 2-4 and 6-8 at the funeral home. A funeral service will be held Thursday 11 a.m. at the Flint Funeral Home. Interment will commence in the spring at the Sunnyside Cemetery.

Born June 21, 1946 the daughter of the late Ward and Hazel (Avery) Allen. Peggy graduated from Brushton-Moira High School in 1966. After graduation she attended Watertown Beauty School. She owned and operated Peg's Beauty Shop in Moira, always making her loyal customers feel loved and beautiful. She also worked as a cocktail waitress at the Crossroads. Upon their closing she continued to work alongside her brother, daughter and great-niece for Gallagher's catering, sharing so many laughs during every event.

In 1993 she started her employment at Walmart, and continued working there for over 24 years; until she was forced to stop due to her health. She was so incredibly loved by her fellow associates "her Walmart family".

Treasured memories will be forever in the hearts of her husband of 11 years Thomas Newtown, two daughters Tina (John /Jeff) Page of Albion, Karen (Christopher) Wheeler of Brushton, Two step sons; Michael (Jessica) Newtown of Norfolk, and Robert (Lindsay) Newtown of Watertown. Her "handsome"grandsons John Gregory Page, Bradley, Michael and Carter Wheeler; and her two "beautiful and sassy" granddaughters Allison Page, and Lyla Wheeler. Also surviving her are four step grandchildren Logan, Emily, Kyliegh, and Keegan Newtown.

Her siblings Roger (Charlotte) Allen of Brushton, Dale Allen of Brushton, Marjorie Bellows of Brushton, Eleanor (Kelvin) Gale of Bombay and Norma (Robert) Gary of Moira survive her. A sincere thank you to her sister Norma for providing the most wonderful care during her illness.

Peggy will be remembered fondly for her love of baking. She truly mastered the art of making homemade cinnamon rolls and "the best" chocolate chip cookies in town. Peggy loved sitting by the pool in the summer tending to her fresh flowers and proving snacks for the swimmers, because the grandchildren would always say "you know grandma, swimming makes you hungry". Peggy also was known for the most beautiful Christmas /Easter Cactuses. They would blossom promptly after their Sunday watering and her stern "talking to them". Another pastime was collecting her beloved pigs. No matter where she went or who would visit, there was always a pig treasure to be bought or delivered.

To all who knew Peggy she had a sincere love for chocolate. As she would say "chocolate makes everything better". She loved to fill up the candy bowl for sharing. We're still finding stashes of chocolate throughout the house… On many weekends, you would find Peggy and Tom at the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino. They enjoyed going to the dinner buffet and "gambling a little" after.

Peggy continued to keep her sense of humor during her illness; laughter was always shared. She would always be sure to tell you she loved you, before you would leave her side. Many memories will be cherished and held close to the hearts of all who loved her dearly. She was truly a beautiful soul.

However grateful, in lieu of floral offerings please consider memorial contributions to the Alice Ballard Hospice Fund.

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