Margaret 'Peggy' Psaledakis
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Lowell, MA native; 73
PALM HARBOR, FL -- Margaret "Peggy" Matseas Psaledakis, age 73, passed away peacefully in her home in Palm Harbor on Wednesday, October 16.
Peggy was born in Lowell MA on November 8, 1939, graduated from Lowell High School in Lowell, MA in 1957, and later attended St. Petersburg College and University of Florida. She was predeceased by her parents, Bessie Tatsious and Arthur Matseas.
Before retirement, Peggy served for many years as Human Resources Director for the cities of Ocoee, FL and previously Gulfport, FL. She was active in many career related organizations and served a term as President of the Florida Public Personnel Association.
Peggy lived her life to its fullest with joy, energy and enthusiasm making friends and devoting her life to fighting for equality and justice. In the 1980s, she served as president of the Pinellas chapter of NOW, as a board member of Casa Domestic Violence Shelter and of WMNF community radio, and volunteered at the Pinellas Rape Crisis Center, as well as serving as the president of her respective HOAs.
Retirement allowed Peggy to pursue her many interests which included reading history, historical fiction, and current affairs, cooking Greek food, world travel and spending time with family and friends as well as, her beloved pets, Molly and Peppa.
She is survived by her sons, George Psaledakis and his wife, Nanette of Glen Ellen, CA, Michael Psaledakis and his wife, Linda of Gloucester, MA, and Steven Psaledakis of Aspen, CO; and six grandchildren, Emmanuel Psaledakis, Krista Kolley, Daphne Psaledakis, Peter Psaledakis, Phillip Psaledakis and Maxwell Psaledakis; sister, Sandra Sakellarides; Aunt Georgia Koumantzelis; cousins, Ava and George Koumantzelis of Lowell, Massachusetts; as well as many grieving friends.
A memorial service will be scheduled at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Peggy's memory may be made to Casa Domestic Violence Shelter, P.O. Box 414, St. Petersburg, FL 33731, The Rape Crisis Center of Pinellas County, http://www.suncoastcenter.org/Giving.php, and Planned Parenthood, http://www.plannedparenthood.org/.
Published in Lowell Sun on Oct. 24, 2013