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Marguerite "Peggy" Crabtree, Former Scarsdale Resident

The following obituary appeared on Legacy.com:

Marguerite M. Crabtree, wife of the late Oscar D. Crabtree, died peacefully at home in Roxbury, CT on December 5, 2013. Peggy was born to Ethel Forbes Mallan and John T. Mallan on October 24, 1923 in Mt. Vernon, N .Y. She grew up in Scarsdale, NY, where she attended the local schools. After graduating from Katherine Gibbs, she worked in Manhattan before marrying Oscar in 1943. Her husband and she spent most of their 60 years of married life in rural New England where Oscar managed purebred dairy farms. From 1960 on they called Roxbury their home.

Peggy's life was happy and productive. She was an active participant in the community as well as the church. She enjoyed exploring the New England countryside collecting memorabilia. She was very nurturing, especially when it came to children. She was an exceptional and beloved mother, grandmother, and friend. Peggy is survived by son Art and his wife, Vicki; daughter Margo and her husband, Clinton Blount; daughter Bobbi; daughter Betsy and her husband, Bill Hirsch; and son, Peter; grandchildren Toby and Ben Crabtree,
Katie and Elizabeth Egan and Brady and Jack Hirsch; and brother Jack Mallan and his wife, Janet. Her son-in-law Tom Egan and sister Ethelyn Pinchbeck predeceased her.

A memorial service will be held at the Roxbury Congregational Church on Saturday, December 21, at 1:30 p.m. The family asks that gifts in Peggy's memory be given to the Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Foundation, to be used for genetic research: Alpha-1 Foundation, 2937 SW 27th Ave, Suite 302, Miami, FL 33133-9836; www.alpha-1foundations.org or the Roxbury Ambulance Association PO Box 94, Roxbury, CT 06783

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