Margaret Ann "Peggy" McGowan
1936 - 2016
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Peggy McGowan, 79, of West Hartford, the beloved wife of Dr. George E. McGowan, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, October 29, 2016. Born in Webster, NY, on November 21, 1936, Peggy was the daughter of the late William and Margaret Wahle. She studied nursing at St. Mary's Hospital, School of Nursing where she met many lifelong friends. Peggy went on to become the Head Nurse in Pediatrics at the Buffalo Children's Hospital where she met her husband, George. They were married and had five children. In 1966 they moved to West Hartford. Peggy is survived by her devoted husband, George McGowan; their five children; Mark, Martha, Theresa, Greg and Joe; her sisters Barbara Lipstein of Parkton, MD and Janet Gaffney, of Chili, NY; and their ten grandchildren. Friends and family may call on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Molloy Funeral Home, 906 Farmington, Ave. in West Hartford. A mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, November 2, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Thomas The Apostle Church, 872 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford, CT. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery, 200 Whitman Avenue, West Hartford, CT. To leave online condolences, please visit our website at

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Published in Hartford Courant on Oct. 31, 2016.
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October 31, 2016
Mark and family, my heartfelt thoughts go out to you all. Hoping you all will take comfort being surrounded by many who love you. May this time bring many wonderful shared memories of your Mom Mark and healing. So sorry for your tremendous loss.
Hilary (Swirsky) Zipper
October 31, 2016
To the McGowan family,

So sorry to hear about the passing of Mrs. McGowan. Your family has had strong ties with ours for my entire lifetime. There are so many memories!
Dr. and Mrs. McGowan will always hold a special place in my heart for their kind and gentle ways.
Sorry I will not he able to attend the services for Mrs. McGowan. Please know you're all in my thoughts and prayers.
Jennifer (Stent) Sullivan
October 31, 2016
I remember Peggy as a sweet and loving person . She is in a better place.
You will be miss my dear friend.
Danielle Michaud
October 31, 2016
To Dr. McGowan and the entire McGowan clan, I am so sad to hear of Mrs. McGowan's passing. I have many memories of how kind she was. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. May She rest in peace.
Michael Morgan
October 31, 2016
I remember Mrs. McGowan as a
truly lovely lady with a sweet smile.

You're all in my prayers.

Terri-Ann (Trifari) Sands
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