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Margaret Ann "Peggy" Rochford

March 25, 1932 ~ October 30, 2018 (age 86)

Margaret Ann (Peggy) Rochford, 86, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 30 at Mont Marie Health Center in Holyoke, MA. Born on March 25, 1932 and raised in Springfield, MA, Peggy was the daughter of the late Dr. Richard A. Rochford and Margaret (FitzGibbon) Rochford. Peggy graduated from Cathedral High School and went on to receive a degree in Pre-Medical Technique from Westbrook Junior College in Portland, ME. She returned to Springfield to work in nursing, eventually finding her career as a technician in the office of Dr. Joseph C. Creed until her retirement in 2001. Peggy was a longtime parishioner of St. Paul the Apostle Church in Springfield where she was a member of the choir and coordinated the church raffle for many years. She was an avid reader, crafter, and a lover of music, enjoying many performances by the Springfield Symphony Orchestra and concerts at Tanglewood. Peggy also loved her time in the sun, her annual excursions to Cape Cod and Maine with her close friend Joan Corcoran providing wonderful memories. Always a Celtics and Red Sox fan, the most recent Red Sox World Series title was an added bonus. Peggy is survived by sixteen nieces and nephews and numerous grand nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she is predeceased by her brothers, James and William Rochford and sisters, Eleanor Nolan, Barbara Creed and Jean Rochford. Peggy’s family wishes to thank the caregivers of O’Connell Care at Home and Spectrum Home Health Care for their compassion and support during Peggy’s illness. Family and friends will meet on Monday, November 5 at 10AM for Peggy’s Liturgy of Christian Burial at St. Paul the Apostle Church. Burial will immediately follow the Mass at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Springfield. There are no calling hours. Hafey Funeral Service has been entrusted with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Peggy’s name to St. Paul the Apostle Church, 235 Dwight Road, Springfield, MA, 01108.

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