Margaret Bruen passed away peacefully after a short illness on April 17 at Morristown Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family and a compassionate hospital community. "Peggy" was born in Elizabeth, NJ, grew up in Morristown and married her grammar school sweetheart, Bill, in 1950. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
She was a member of the New Vernon Presbyterian Church and enjoyed preparing meals for the Community Soup Kitchen for years.
She was a member (and past secretary and treasurer) of The Home Garden Club of Morristown, the Current News Club, the Harding Township Library Committee, the Board of the Friends of the Morristown/Morris Township Public Library, the Historical Society of Morris County, the Fosterfields Association, the Frelinghuysen Arboretum, and the Women's Association of Morristown Medical Center. She attended Morristown High School and Bucknell University.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, William, her son William Jr. (Susan), her grandsons William III, and Andrew(Catherine), and her great granddaughter Ella Rose.
Arrangements are private at the request of the family. Arrangements by Bailey Funeral Home, 8 Hilltop Road, Mendham, N. J. 07945 973-543-4720 www.baileyfuneralhomes.com
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New Vernon Ambulance Squad, First Presbyterian Church of New Vernon, or the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center (Bruen Endowment Fund).