Margaret "Peg" Cunningham

Margaret "Peg" Cunningham, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away Friday evening, Aug. 30, 2013, at the inpatient unit of Hospice Community Care, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.

Born Jan. 18, 1924 in the Miners Mills section of Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of the late Reese and Alveretta (Scanlon) Williams.

Peg was a graduate of James M. Coughlin High School, Wilkes-Barre, Class of 1942, and was a homemaker all of her life. She resided in Miners Mills for most of her life where she was a life member of Blessed Sacrament Church until its merger. Currently she is a member of St. Benedict's Parish, Parsons section of Wilkes-Barre.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John F. Cunningham, on July 3, 2003; and her daughter, Joan Cunningham, on March 4, 1963.

Surviving are her daughter, Linda Chrzanowski, Plains, Township; granddaughters, Kimberly Belles, and Tracy Ornoski; great-granddaughters, Katie and Emily Dickson; great-grandson, Gavin Regan; brother, James Williams; sisters-in-law, Kathleen McDermott and Joan Cunningham, all of Wilkes-Barre; several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday from the Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains Township, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Benedict's Parish, St. Dominic's Church, 155 Austin Ave., Wilkes-Barre, with her nephew the Rev. Thomas M., Muldowney, V.G., officiating. Interment will be held in St. Mary's Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made at

Funeral Home

Corcoran Funeral Home, Inc.
20 South Main Street Plains, PA 18705
(570) 823-1358

Published in Citizens' Voice from Sept. 1 to Sept. 2, 2013