Pegge (Margaret) M. Heidenrich
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Beloved wife, mother, grandmother
TEWKSBURY -- Pegge (Margaret) M. (Downey) Heidenrich, 90, died peacefully on Monday, July 22, 2013, at the Lowell General Hospital Saints Campus.
She was the beloved wife of Frank J. Heidenrich with whom she shared 65 years of marriage.
Pegge was born in Boston on June 29, 1923, daughter of the late John and Margaret (Lynch) Downey, and resided in Natick for 25 years before moving to Tewksbury to the Heidenrich Dairy Farm.
She was a devoted communicant of St. Williams Church in Tewksbury and secretary of the Woman's Sodality, with Marge Rauseo, her closest friend, as President. She was in charge of publicity for Tewksbury baseball, and secretary for the Tewksbury Recreation Department.
Before she was married she worked at the New England Telephone Company in Wellesley. After raising her four children, she worked at The Bon Marche in Lowell for 10 years, and Raytheon Company in Bedford until her retirement at age 72.
Pegge was a caring and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, friend and neighbor. She and her husband Frank enjoyed many vacations including Prince Edward Island, California, and Florida, plays at the North Shore Music Theater, and dinners with their close and dear friends for many years Marge and Don Rauseo of Tewksbury. She enjoyed dancing, swimming, and summers at Hampton Beach with her family.
Besides her husband Frank, she is survived and will be deeply missed by two sons, Frank Heidenrich and his fiancé Maggie Isaacs of Osterville, and John Heidenrich and his wife Carol (Sabato) of Chelmsford, two daughters Karen (Heidenrich) Dawson and her husband Jim of Southlake, Texas, and Ann (Heidenrich) Rossino and her husband Sam of Acton; six grandchildren Justin Kelly of Cambridge, Jessica Kelly-Heidenrich of Cape Cod, John and Evan Heidenrich of Chelmsford, and Greg and Katy Rossino of Acton; a sister-in-law Carol Downey of Natick. She also leaves many nieces and nephews.
Pegge was predeceased by her brothers John, Joseph, and Bernard Downey of Natick.
HEIDENRICH -- Pegge (Margaret) M. (Downey). Relatives and friends may pay their respects at the Farmer & Dee Funeral Home, 16 Lee Street Tewksbury on Thursday, July 25, from 4-7 p.m. Her Funeral will be held from the funeral home on Friday, July 26, at 10 a.m., followed by her Funeral Mass at 11 a.m., in St. Williams Church, 1351 Main Street, Tewksbury. Interment and committal service in Tewksbury Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pine Street Inn, 444 Harrison Ave, Boston Ma 02118. www.farmeranddee.com
Farmer & Dee Funeral Home Inc
16 Lee St Tewksbury, MA 01876
Published in Lowell Sun on July 24, 2013