Margaret Stamos

  • "Worked with Peggy for about a year...she was such a sweet..."
  • "Both my husband and I worked at Ensco and fondly remember..."
    - Darlene and Steve Kanuk
  • "Stuart we have lost contact since I retired from The Press..."
    - Dino Christopher
  • "Stuart, So sorry to hear about Peg. You and your family..."
  • "Stuart and Family There's nothing anyone can say at a time..."
    - Sky

Stamos, Margaret

Margaret, known as Peggy, was born on January 28, 1950 and grew up on Onondaga Hill in Syracuse, NY before moving to Ithaca, NY during her senior year --where she graduated from Ithaca High School. The disappointment of having to move to a new school during her senior year, was quickly turned around when she caught the eye of handsome lacrosse player, Stuart P. Stamos, at Ithaca College. Secretly saving him grape popsicles while she worked in the dining hall, she won his heart and they shared 42 happy years together in a marriage and friendship that can only be aspired to. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Binghamton University and worked as a social worker for several years. She went on to obtain her Masters degree in Computer Science from Binghamton University while simultaneously raising her two young children. She was employed by ENSCO for 22 years. She loved music and the arts, reading, drawing and painting. An avid gardener, her favorite pastime was being outside working on her garden while listening to WSKG. Many a summertime Saturday evening was spent relaxing on the back porch listening to A Prairie Home Companion, breathing in the fresh air and admiring her work. Peg was a beloved grandmother and her three grandchildren were her biggest joy in life. She wrote that becoming a grandmother was more amazing than she had ever expected. She celebrated with such joy their every little milestone and accomplishment, loved spending time with them and gave them countless wonderful experiences and beautiful memories. She was incredibly dedicated to her six siblings and extended family and always worked very hard to encourage family togetherness. She was filled with compassion, always took an interest in others and was an inspiration to all. She saw the beauty in everyone, could see the positive in almost anything and her kind heart, generous nature and her innate ability to make everyone feel included and important were her trademarks. No goal was too high, no dream too big. Her steadfast determination and her unwavering spirit were put to the test as she battled an illness. But in true Peg fashion, she fought without complaining, always maintaining a brave and cheerful outlook of an optimistic future. She is predeceased by her parents Theodore and Carolyn Koch and her father and mother- in-law, Edward and Catherine Stamboulian. She is survived by her loving husband Stuart P. Stamos, her son Phillip Stamos, of Milwaukee, WI, her daughter and son-in-law Gabrielle and Craig Garland of Syracuse, NY and her sweet grandchildren, Ava, Grant and Holden; siblings Jim and Terry Koch, Paul Koch, Jan and Shannon Fals, Robert and Melinda Koch, Chris Koch, Ted Koch and Leenya Rideout; sister in-laws Marcia Stamboulian and Aleda Stamboulian and many wonderful nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will welcome friends at Leon Pucedo Funeral Home, Inc., 1905 Watson Blvd in Endicott on Monday from 5-7 and a funeral mass will be held at St. Anthony of Padua Church 306 Odell Ave. Endicott on Tuesday at 11am. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made to WSKG at or The Cayuga Nature Center 1420 Taughannock Blvd Ithaca, NY 14850


Funeral Home
Pucedo Funeral Home - Endicott
1905 Watson Boulevard  Endicott, NY 13760
Funeral Home Details
Published in Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin from May 9 to May 11, 2014