Margaret K. “Peggy” Mead

Margaret K. “Peggy” Mead, 95, passed away May 8, 2014 in Clermont, Fla.

She was born in Dunkirk N.Y. on August 22, 1918, the daughter of the late William and Loretto Koch.

Peggy was a graduate of Dunkirk High School and Trinity College in Washington, DC. She received a Master of Science degree from the University of Chicago.

In 1943, she married James M. Mead Jr. and raised eight children in Dunkirk.

She was predeceased by her husband, James, and her son, Billy.

She is survived by her children: Ann, Jim, Margaret, Tom, Kelly, Joan, and Pat; 27 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a brother, John Koch.

Funeral services will be held at Blessed Sacrament Church in Clermont on Friday, May 16.

The family asks for donations in her memory to Project ALS in New York City.