Margaret "Peggi" Spiers

Margaret "Peggi" Spiers, age 60, passed away unexpectedly at home on April 6, 2014. Peggi Connolly was born in Lynn, MA just north of Boston, graduating from Bishop Fenwick High School before attending Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI, where she met her future husband Ron Spiers. They were married in 1977 by Peggi's uncle, the late Fr. Maurice V. Connolly and started their family in Milwaukee before setting down roots in Dublin, OH to become Wendy's Kind of People. As a dedicated stay-at-home mom and devoted wife, Peggi attended more office parties, school plays, track meets, and band and choir concerts than one could care to count. She spent her free time cheering on the Worthington Kilbourne Wolves, Buckeye football and NCAA basketball, and pouring over new recipes and knitting patterns to try. She spent weekends attending arts festivals with her family, executing the Boston Globe crossword puzzle and any handy Sudoku puzzle. Peggi reveled in her Irish and Canadian heritage, and regularly spoiled her loved ones with treats and gifts. Her vast collection of eggplant artwork is dwarfed only by her collection of reindeer, aka "The Herd," which migrates throughout the house every holiday season with great fanfare. Her daily ritual of reading the newspaper cover-to-cover always included a reflective pause in the obituary section "to see if anyone good died." Someone good died this week. Peggi is survived by her husband, Ron Spiers; daughters, Lauren (Michael) Hunter and Kelly Spiers; granddaughters, Abigail, Emma, and Maggie Hunter; mother, Isabel Connolly; sisters, Maureen (Donald) Bruce, Roberta (Jay) Freshman, and Kathleen (Richard) Thompson; and many nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. ""She is preceded in death by her father John R. Connolly, with whom she's currently playing a heavenly game of cribbage."" A Mass to celebrate her life will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 11 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Powell, where she was a proud Founding Family member. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations can be made in Peggi's honor to the Homeless Families Foundation, 33 N. Grubb Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215, the Mid-Ohio Food Bank,3960 Brookham Drive, Grove City, Ohio 43123, or the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, in her memory. Arrangements entrusted to SCHOEDINGER WORTHINGTON CHAPEL.

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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Apr. 9, 2014