KENSINGTON - Margaret "Peggy" Ellen (Horn) Booth, 91, wife of the late Warren Lindsey Booth for 63 years, died peacefully at Covenant Village, Cromwell on March 13, 2014.
Born in Fort Wayne, Ind., on Dec. 24, 1922, to George B. and Vera Ethel (Pratt) Horn, she graduated from Roger Ludlow High School in Fairfield, and the College of William and Mary, and earned a teaching certificate from Eastern Connecticut State College. She resided in Cromwell, Kensington, South Windsor, East Hampton, Danielson and Fairfield, taught school in Colchester, and substituted in the South Windsor school system.
She is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law: Claire and Peter Grossi, of McLean, Va., Kathy and Bob Kutschera, of Loudon, Tenn., and Janet Booth, of West Hartford; one son, Walter and daughter-in-law, Delia Marshall, of Somerville, Mass.; seven grandchildren and their spouses, David (and Lori) Riordan, Nathaniel (and Denise) Booth, Eric (and Catherine) Booth, Amanda (and Patrick) Dwyer, Peter Grossi (and Jane Trinh), Thomas (and Emily) Grossi, and Sonia Booth; one step-grandson, Todd Kutschera and his wife, Brandi; nine great-grandchildren, Hannah and Abigail Riordan, Jaya, Turner, and Henley Booth, Jackson and Oliver Grossi, and Isabella and Alexandra Grossi. She was predeceased by her son, Donald Booth; her sister, Marcelle Weber; and brother, Gerald Horn. She is also survived by her son's widow, Dawn Carr, and her sister's husband, Carolyn Gregory, both of Wisconsin. Peggy was active in Delta Delta Delta sorority, American Association of University Women, University Women Investment Club, Eastern Star, Girl Scouts, and women's groups at East Hampton Congregational Church, Wapping Community Church in South Windsor and First Church of Christ Congregational in New Britain.
A memorial service will take place on Saturday, March 29, at 2 p.m. at the chapel at Covenant Village of Cromwell (CVOC), with a reception to follow at CVOC's Hilltop Lounge from 3 to 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to CVOC Benevolent Care Fund, 52 Missionary Road, Cromwell, CT 06416. Porter's Funeral Service in Kensington is assisting her family.