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Mary M. Marks

June 19, 2017

Mary M. 'Peggy' MarksMary M. "Peggy" Marks, 99, formerly of Cooper St., Watertown passed away at her home in Webster on Monday, June 19, 2017.

Calling hours will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown on Thursday, June 22, 2017, from 4 - 7PM. The funeral mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church on Friday, June 23, 2017, at 11AM with Rev. Jonas Tandayu, MSC, pastor, presiding with burial following in Glenwood Cemetery.

Peggy was born in Philadelphia, NY on July 11, 1917, daughter of Louis and Rosa Muglia Pepe. The family moved to Watertown when she was five and she attended school in Watertown. On September 30, 1940 she married Hugh H. Marks, of Dexter, at St. Anthony's Church and Mr. Marks died August 21, 1977.

For 22 years she worked at Sears, retiring in 1985 as a sales associate. After her retirement, she volunteered at Samaritan Keep Home for 22 years. During high school she was a proud member of the quartet, "The Four Shades of Blue". She had been active and was a past president of the Cooper St. PTA. Throughout her life Peggy enjoyed baking, reading, and singing.

She is survived by her daughter, Pamela Perkins, Orlando, FL; two grandchildren, Krista Hatfield, Rochester and Matt Perkins, Orlando, FL; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Peggy was predeceased by her daughter, Patricia A. Hatfield, March 31, 2013, her brother, Frank J. Pepe, December 1989, and two sisters, Lena Caldwell, October 2011 and Virginia P. Steinaker, April 13, 2013.

Donations in her name may be made to Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church Endowment Fund, 320 W. Lynde St., Watertown, NY 13601. Online condolences to Mary's family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#5 Carl R. Franks 2017-06-22 19:23
Hey Krista, sorry about your grandmother's passing
She loved her life and will be missed by all current and former Cooper St. neighbors. She is resting with your mom and aunt Virginia and uncle Werner.
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#4 Terry Marks Nichols 2017-06-22 17:34
Our family is so sorry to hear of the passing of Peggy and would like to extend our sympathies to the family. Unfortunately, Howard and Keitha Marks are both residing at Samaritan Keep Home and are not able to attend services. You will all be in our prayers.
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#3 Gail Wilson 2017-06-22 10:05
Krista, Pam and Matt, I want to express my condolences to you on Peggy's passing. She lived a full life and was in such good health most of her life. I was looking forward to seeing her in July at her 100th Birthday Celebration. I will always have fond memories of her. I love you and you will all be in my prayers.
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#2 Robert Pepe 2017-06-21 21:41
Sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I know that you may not know who I am, but my Father and Mother were Joseph and Tessie Pepe. I as the youngest in that family and went into the service in 1953 served for 26 years and now live in Littleton, CO. Your cousin Don Steinaker sent me and email about your mom's passing and he was here visiting in 2015 on his movements West. He showed us a picture of you Mom that was taken when she was about 92 and she looked exactly as I remember the last time I saw her which was probably in 1955 when I got married. My thought and prayers are with you and your Mom at this time. I lost my wife Claire in January after being married for 61 1/2 years.

Warm Regards,

Bob Pepe
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#1 Tabitha 2017-06-21 09:28
Peggy aka "Gram" was such a sweet woman with a beautiful spirit. She always treated me like family, and I will forever cherish that. I pray that Krista and Pam and the rest of the family find peace knowing that her spirit is at rest with some of her other beloved family members.
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