Margaret E. Peg Svendsen, 95, of Nashua, NH passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, June 15, 2013 at her home at the Hunt Community in Nashua. Mrs. Svendsen was born in Wareham, Massachusetts on December 16, 1917, a daughter of the late Andrew J. and Edith C. (Leggett) Tiernan. Peg was a graduate of Wareham High School where she was Salutatorian of her Class in 1935. Peg married Virgil J. Bud Svendsen on New Years Eve in 1939 and they resided in New Bedford, MA for many years before moving to Nashua in 1963 where Bud was employed by Sanders Associates now BAE Systems. Peg was an active member of the Main Street United Methodist Church and a volunteer at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center for over 40 years serving a term as president of the Auxiliary. In addition to her parents, Peg was predeceased by her beloved husband Bud, who died February 14, 1979; and three brothers Andrew, Raymond and Frederick. Members of her family include her son Karl and his wife Ingrid of Powell, OH; three grandchildren, Karl Eric Svendsen and his wife Lynne, Kara Lynn and her husband Babak Zenouzi and Andrew Thomas Svendsen and his wife Ashley; four great-grandchildren, Jessica, Olivia, Ava and Aubrey all residing in Pennsylvania and Ohio; her sister, Muriel Smith of Wareham, MA; and many nieces and nephews. The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to Pegs many caregivers and volunteers, and especially the staff at the Hunt Community for their wonderful care of her. Per her request, there are no calling hours or funeral service. Memorial gifts may be made to the Scholarship Fund at Hunt Community, 10 Allds Street, Nashua, NH 03060 where Peg made her home for the past 29 years or to Main Street United Methodist Church, 154 Main Street, Nashua, NH 03060. To send an online message of condolence please visit Arrangements are in the care of the FARWELL FUNERAL SERVICE, 18 Lock Street, Nashua. (603) 882-0591.
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Published in Wareham Courier from June 20 to June 27, 2013