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Margaret Elizabeth "Mud" De Winter Trigg

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Margaret Elizabeth "Mud" De Winter Trigg Obituary
M.E. "Mud" De Winter Trigg


Margaret Elizabeth "Mud" De Winter Trigg, of Middletown, NJ, died on January 20, 2017 at her home. She was born in NYC, NY, and lived as a child in Short Hills, NJ. Mud attended Short Hills Country Day school until moving to the family farm on Chapel Hill Road in Middletown. She was a graduate of Middletown High School (Leonardo H.S.) and an Alumna of St. Petersburg College in Florida. Mud also lived in Rumson and Fair Haven before marrying and eventually settling in Middletown for the past 46 years. Mud enjoyed a variety of jobs in life such as a grease monkey, soda jerk, and dance instructor. She was also employed as an electrochemical lab technician at Ft. Monmouth, working on the very early efforts of developing lithium batteries. She was also a member of and past president for over 20 years of the Jersey Inchkins class which included a 40 year membership as an artisan in National Association of Miniature Enthusiasts (NA.M.E ). Further, being a student and lover of the arts, she was somewhat of an artist herself and enjoyed the friendship and camaraderie of many of the known artists of the area during her lifetime. Mud was also a veteran of the US Navy, serving during the Korean War and was currently a member of the American Legion.

Surviving are her loving husband of 53 years, Clif Trigg, of Middletown; one son & daughter-in-law, Thomas and Linda Trigg of KY; two daughters & sons-in-law, Cathy and James Griffin of FL and Linda and Terry Rose of FL; 5 grandchildren, Jonathan, James, Jessica, David, and Daniel; 1 great-granddaughter, Jordan, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Margaret was preceded in death by a younger brother, Chris, and a sister, Joan.

Visitation will be held Thursday, January 26, 2017, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Road, Middletown. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday evening at the funeral home.

Mud was the kindest, nicest person you could ever meet and as such, please consider a contribution in Margaret's name to the in lieu of flowers. For more information, to send condolences or for directions, please visit
Published in Asbury Park Press on Jan. 26, 2017
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