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Margaret Hobbs Shaw


1932 - 2016 Notice Condolences
Margaret Hobbs Shaw Notice


Margaret Hobbs Shaw died peacefully on Saturday, April 30, 2016, in Oakland, California. She was 83. Born Margaret ("Peggy") Ramsay Hobbs on December 13, 1932, a beloved first child of Robert Baskervill Hobbs and Margaret Leigh Hobbs in Baltimore, MD. She attended Garrison Forest School and Sweet Briar College, where she graduated in 1954. She married Henry M. Covington on September 10, 1955 in St Thomas' Episcopal Church in Baltimore County, Maryland, settling first in New York City and then Westport, CT. She and her husband had three children: Margaret Leigh Covington, Sally Wyeth Covington and Edward Spencer Covington. In the 1970s, Peggy was the Medical Education Coordinator at Norwalk Hospital, where she managed residency recruitment. She met doctors in training from all over the world, warmly welcoming many into her home, hosting parties and asking a million questions about their lives, countries, histories and hopes. Her second marriage in 1980 to Thomas Shaw brought her ultimately to Naples, FL in 1988. Peggy was a volunteer for many causes, and a caregiver to the sick and dying. An active member of St. John's Episcopal Church, she received hospice and Stephen Ministry training to help people in crisis. She was beloved by fellow parishioners for her dedication to the church and to others. Peggy is survived by her children, her brother Robert B. Hobbs Jr., his wife, their three children and six grandchildren, her 1st cousin, Anthony M. Leigh and his wife Ellie, and many dear friends whose love, support and friendship she cherished over the decades. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, May 27 at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church in Owings Mills, MD.
Published in Baltimore Sun on May 15, 2016
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