Margaret (Peggy Durkee) Sondrini 84, passed away on April 5, 2021; surrounded by her loving family.
She was born in Hadley, MA on June 6, 1936 and moved to Springfield when she was four years of age. Educated in local schools, Peggy graduated from Technical High School, Class of “55”. She married her high school sweet heart, Lawrence “Larry” Sondrini and had 49 years and 9 months together. Peggy was predeceased by her parents Charles and Mary (Jandizinski) Durkee, her husband Lawrence in 2008, and brother Robert in 1985.
Peggy worked at Buxton’s Inc., where she had the title of Miss B-E-R-A and at Milton Bradley. She retired from the Springfield School Lunch Dept.,Brookings School as Cook Manager.
In her life, Peggy enjoyed spending time with her family-pool parties-cook outs, cooking, ceramics, sewing-crafting and time at Cape Cod.
Peggy with sadness leaves her daughter, Tina Marie Hawley her husband James, two grandsons Jason Hawley and his girlfriend Anastasiya Tokareva, Bryan Hawley and his wife Jessica Hawley; great grandchildren, Kaitlyn Margaret, Nicholas Lawrence and Michael James Hawley; sisters Eleanor McLauglin, Elizabeth Yacovone; many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 4:00pm-7:00pm on Monday (April 12, 2021) in the Forastiere Smith Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 220 North Main St., East Longmeadow. Peggy’s funeral services will begin at 8:45am on Tuesday (April 13, 2021) from the funeral home. A Liturgy of Christian Burial will follow at 10:00AM in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 123 William St., Springfield. Burial will follow in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 421 Tinkham Road, Springfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Please observe social distancing; masks must be worn at all times. www.forastiere.com