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Margaret "Peggy" Tarnoczy

October 26, 1942 ~ September 24, 2018 (age 75)

On Monday, September 24, 2018, Margaret (Peggy) Tarnoczy (Doherty), mother of three and grandmother of four peacefully passed after a brief illness at the age of 75.

Peggy was born on October 26, 1942 in Bridgeport, CT to Howard and Margaret (Chizmadia) Doherty. She raised two sons, Stephen and Shawn, and one daughter, Dana. Peggy was a 27 year employee of Stop & Shop, first working as a cashier and later as a data entry specialist.

Peggy was a lifelong resident of the shoreline, living in Fairfield County during her childhood and young adulthood and later in Milford and West Haven.  She was an avid reader and a member of a longtime book club. Peggy loved music, especially country. She regularly attended weekly Saturday luncheons at the Savin Rock Roasting Company where all around her were blessed with and enjoyed her art of conversation which often ended in a moment of laughter. Peggy was proud of her Irish and Hungarian Heritage, which she shared with those she loved and cared about. The highlight of her week and most recent joy was the time spent with her twin grandsons whom she adored. Peggy boastfully talked to everyone about how much they captivated her heart and made her soul smile.

Peggy was predeceased by her father, Howard and her mother, Margaret. She is survived by her sister, Linda Forte, of Bridgeport, CT. Peggy was also predeceased by her beloved fiancé, Patrick Marino.  She will be dearly missed by her family; son Stephen of Moore, Oklahoma, daughter Dana Lynn Goldberg and her husband Anthony, of Plainville, and son Shawn of Plainville; grandchildren Christin, Joshua, Noah, and Branden, along with a large extended family of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. 

Relatives and friends may gather with her family during calling hours on Friday, September 28, 2018 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Keenan Funeral Home, 238 Elm Street, West Haven.  Funeral services will begin 10:00am at Keenan Funeral Home on Saturday, September 29, 2018 with the procession forming at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. to Our Lady of Victory Church 600 Jones Hill Rd. West Haven CT. 06516 for a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11:00 a.m.  Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to American Cancer Society and/or  the Paralyzed Veterans of America which she proudly supported throughout her life.

Donations may be made to:

American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Tel: 1-800-227-2345

Paralyzed Veterans of America
801 Eighteenth Street NW, Washington DC 20006
Tel: 1-800-555-9140

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