Margaret (Peggy) O'Brien, of the East End section of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Monday afternoon, June 30, 2014, at Little Flower Manor/St. Therese Residence, Wilkes-Barre.
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Born and raised in Ashley, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Katie Grady Hogan. She was a 1938 graduate of St. Leo's High School, and worked in the lab of Mercy Hospital before her marriage to Michael O'Brien.
Peggy was a member of Holy Saviour Church and its Altar and Rosary Society until its merger as St. Andre Bessette Parish.
Peggy was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who not only raised her own children, but also shaped the lives of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael J. O'Brien, on July 19, 1990; sisters, Catherine and Alice Hogan and Mary O'Day; and her brother, Tom Mangan.
Surviving are her daughters, Mary Davis and her husband, Glenn, Laflin; Catherine Augustine and her husband, John, Mountain Top; and Peggy Baloga and her husband, Tom, Wilkes-Barre; sons, Michael, Wilkes-Barre; Frank and his wife, Laura, New Jersey; Pat, Colorado; Ed and his wife, Sherri, Plains Township; Tom and his wife, Jill, Wilkes-Barre; and Jim and his wife, Tina, New Jersey; 17 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
Peggy's family would like to extend their sincere thanks to Dr. Solomon and the nurses and staff of Little Flower Manor for their compassionate care.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Andre Bessette Parish, St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, North Wilkes-Barre. Family and friends are asked to go directly to the church Saturday morning.
Interment will be held in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains Township.
Memorial donations may be made to Little Flower Manor, 200 Meade St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702, or to the
Online condolences may be made at www.corcoranfuneralhome.com.
Corcoran Funeral Home
20 S Main St Plains, PA 18705
Published in Citizens' Voice on July 2, 2014