Margaret "Peggy" Ann's Story
WEST DEPTFORD, N.J. - Margaret "Peggy" Ann Brown (nee Freese), 78, of West Deptford, New Jersey, passed away on Aug. 11, 2017, at Inspira Hospital, Woodbury, New Jersey.
She was born in Kingston, on Nov. 8, 1938, to the late H. Edgar Freese and Ruth Shultis Freese.
Peggy received her degree in nursing from the Greenwich Hospital School of Nursing, Greenwich, Connecticut, on June 24, 1959.
She and her husband, George, lived and worked variously in Denver, Colorado, Houston, Texas, Greenwich, Connecticut, Scotch Plains, New Jersey, as well as Libya, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Kuwait, Ingonish, Nova Scotia and Oneonta.
Peggy seamlessly meshed her career with raising her family, working at the Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich, Connecticut, in the late 50s; Brega Clinic in Marsa el Brega, Libya in the 70s; Aramco's Saudi Arabian hospital in Dahran in the 80s and Overlook Hospital in New Jersey in the 90s. A nurse of infinite compassion and empathy, Peggy specialized in geriatric nursing care as well as that of AIDs patients. During retirement she also owned and operated Sleepy Hollow Cottages in Ingonish, Nova Scotia
She was a DAR member and a seasoned and adventuresome world traveler, visiting many countries throughout the Middle East and Far East. At the National Soccer Hall of Fame in Oneonta, she served for 10 years in a volunteer capacity, as archive manager, providing invaluable support to the Hall historians in the organization and maintenance of its extensive archives.
Peggy is survived by her beloved husband, George Cormack Brown, who she married on July 2, 1962; and her sister-in-law, Margaret Marilyn Brown of Mt. Holly, New Jersey; her three children and their spouses, David Alexander Brown (MaryBeth) of West Orange, New Jersey, Sharon Ruth Civile (Michael) of Mantua, New Jersey and James Cormack Brown (Cecile) of La Ferte sous Jouarre, France; eight grandchildren, Michael Caleb Civile (Olivia), Nathaniel Joab Civile, Matthew David Civile and Michelle Elizabeth Baldwin (Bryan); Emily Joyce Brown, Margaret Joyce Brown and Catherine Joyce Brown; Aidan Emerson Louis George Brown; and great-grandson, Bryce Alexander Baldwin.
There will be a private memorial service.
No cards or flowers please but, if her friends are so inclined, a tax-deductible donation to the DAR would be greatly appreciated. Checks should be made payable to: Treasurer, General NSDAR, at the NSDAR, Office of Development, 1776 D Street NW, Washington, DC, 20006-5303.
Memories and condolences may be shared at daviswagner.com.
Published on September 10, 2017