Margaret "Peggy" (Byrnes) Schaltegger
1948 - 2020
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Margaret "Peggy" (Byrnes) Schaltegger passed away peacefully at home on November 5, 2020 after a long illness. Peggy was born on July 27, 1948 in the Bronx NY and celebrated 49 years of marriage to her husband Rich earlier this year.

A graduate of New Milford (CT) High School and Eastern Connecticut State University, Peggy lived in Boston and worked for Jordan Marsh as a fashion coordinator and then Foxmoor Casual as a dress buyer, traveling to the New York City Garment district monthly. She gave up her exciting career upon becoming a mom and dedicated herself to her family and to a vast array of causes.

Peggy lived nearly 40 years in North Attleboro, MA where she raised her family and became known as someone who was always available to lend a hand- from her children's schools and activities, to Meals on Wheels, to serving children with special needs, to St Mark's Church, and so many others. She was selfless, giving, and always quick with a kind word and a smile.

Her years as "Mamita" to her two grandsons, Thomas and Jacob, were some of her most treasured, and she was happy and grateful to live her final years on beautiful Hampton Lake in Bluffton, SC.

Peggy is survived by husband Richard; her daughter Amy, son-in-law Wilson, and grandsons Thomas and Jacob, her son Matthew and daughter-in-law Melea and her sisters Dorothy Nordland and Mary Ann Byrnes. She is reunited in heaven with her parents George and Dorothy Byrnes.

Due to COVID-19 services will be held at a later date in Bluffton SC, N. Attleboro, MA and a service at her final resting place in New Milford CT.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in memory of Margaret Schaltegger to support cancer research and patient care at:

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
P.O. Box 849168
Boston, MA 02284
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Published in Sun Chronicle on Nov. 16, 2020.
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December 1, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of her passing. She was always one of my favorite clients at DeWitts. I thought of her often after we heard she was ill. She will be missed.
Kathleen McLacken
November 24, 2020
I am so terribly sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved Peggy. She truly is the love of your life and anyone and everyone who knows you both, saw it. Such a lovely and graceful woman. Please accept my sincere condolences. Peaceful thoughts to you and your family, always.

Michelle Thompson
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Michelle Thompson
November 19, 2020
Rich, My condolences to you and your family on the death of your wife Peggy. I know it's been a long struggle but she's in God's hands now.
Joni Travaglin Walker
Joni Walker
November 16, 2020
Rich, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your wife, Peggy. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Patti Cataloni
November 16, 2020
Rich, I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Peggy. I have lived in NC for three years now and still check the Sun Chronicle. May God bless you and your family.
Cathy Meau
November 16, 2020
Very fond high school memories of Peggy and the Byrnes family. May God watch over her and all her loved ones.
Terry Beninson
November 10, 2020
Our hearts and prayers go out to you, Rich, and to Amy, Matt, and their families. There is no kinder, compassionate, and gracious person than Peggy. Heaven has welcomed a new Angel. We are truly blessed to have been in her presence.
Know that we will keep you in our prayers. Our very deepest sympathy.
Denise & Andy Bennett
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