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Margaret Ann (Peggy) Zugarek

December 15, 2019


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Margaret Ann (Peggy) Zugarek

December 15, 2019


Margaret Ann (Peggy) Zugarek, 82, of Pittston, passed away on Sunday in Residential Hospice at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.


Peggy was born February 21, 1937 in Wilkes-Barre, the youngest daughter of the late Charles and Mary Allen Kelly, Larksville. She was a graduate of Larksville High School, class of 1955, and the Wilkes-Barre Business School. Prior to her retirement, she worked for various insurance agencies over the years; most recently M.A.Laughlin Insurance Agency and Galland, Steinhauer & Ripa Insurance Company.


Peggy was a member of St. Maria Goretti Parish, Laflin. Prior to that, she was a member of St. Boniface Parish, Wilkes-Barre, and its choir, until its closing.


She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Martin Zugarek on October 7, 2016; brothers, Charles and William Kelly; sisters, Rosemary DiTaranto and Sr. Esther M. Kelly, Maryknoll Missionary.


Surviving are her children, Martin C. Zugarek and his wife, Ann Marie, Hunlock Creek; Maureen Capitano and her husband, Michael, Pittston; Michael Zugarek and Kelly Stanley, Newport News, VA; Michelle Rinehimer and her husband, David, Shavertown; grandchildren, Martin and Matthew Zugarek; Maria Capitano; Michael Paul Zugarek; Samantha and David Rinehimer; sister, Joan Kelly Stout, Palm Desert, CA; brother, Thomas Kelly, Edwardsville; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.


The family would like to thank the staff at Anderson Personal Care at Wesley Village; Dr. Spagnolini and his staff; and Geisinger Wyoming Valley ICU doctors, nurses and staff.


Funeral services will be held on Friday at 9:30 am from the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10:30 am in St. Maria Goretti Church, 42 Redwood Drive, Laflin. Interment will be in St. Ignatius Cemetery, Pringle.


Friends may call on Thursday from 4-7 pm at the funeral home.


Online condolences may be sent by visiting Peggy’s obituary at www.natandgawlas.com.