DEERFIELD, MA — Margaret "Peg" (Milligan) Robbins, 82, passed away on Monday, September 27, 2021 at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. Born in Framingham on March 11, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Ruth (Hammond) Milligan.
Peg worked as a statistician Down East at Gillette, the Arizona Highway Department and Kollmorgen in Northampton. She also served as an Assessor for the town of South Deerfield and did Bowen, a mild form of massage therapy. However, her most important contribution to her community was her 50+ years as a meditation instructor, group leader and spiritual counselor. While in the hospital, Peg was comforted by a message from one of her spiritual mentors:" Do not hate the time you're in. Out of all the times, this is the time the Lord has chosen for you."
Peg lived with multiple chronic illnesses, including: Periodic Paralysis, Lupus and Celiac Disease. While her physical issues sometimes slowed her down, she never let them stop her from enjoying life. Peg and her husband, Don, traveled extensively. They swam with dolphins in Australia. They visited the volcanoes in Hawaii. They ate great food in San Diego and partied in Mexico. They drove through the mountains of Colorado and camped under the stars in Arizona. They often traveled to take classes with spiritual mentors, body-work therapists and financial experts. If there is life after this one, you can bet that Peggy will make it an adventure!
Peg is survived by her sons Steve and Rodney, her daughters-in-law Deena and Karen, and by her sister Audrey Anderson; plus a gaggle of nieces, nephews, cousins, grandchildren and even a great-grandchild!
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at the Wrisley Funeral Home Chapel, 90 Sugarloaf Street, South Deerfield. Instead of flowers, mourners are asked to donate to the Periodic Paralysis Association at: https://periodicparalysis.org/donate/
. This will help fund research being done by her neurologist Dr. Steven Cannon.
Published by The Recorder on Oct. 6, 2021.