Margaret Ann “Peggy” Watt Wheeler, 86, of Lenox, died Friday, Nov. 15, at her home.
Born March 22, 1933, in Pittsfield, the daughter of James and Mary Hanley Watt, she attended local schools and was a 1951 graduate of St. Joseph High School. Mrs. Wheeler was employed at First Agricultural Bank in the bookkeeping department prior to her marriage in 1957. After her children were school-age, she went to work as a teacher’s aide in the Lenox Public Schools for several years and also worked at Hillcrest Hospital, Berkshire Clothing Company and the gift shop at Canyon Ranch. She was a communicant of St. Ann Church in Lenox. She loved dancing, was an avid reader, and also enjoyed crossword puzzles and watching her Boston Red Sox. Mrs. Wheeler and her husband of 62 years, Robert E. Wheeler, were married May 4, 1957, in St. Theresa’s Church in Pittsfield.
Besides her husband of Lenox, she is survived by her three children: Linda I. Babich and husband Greg of Amelia Island, Florida, Robert J. Wheeler of Lenox, and Timothy M. Wheeler of Marlborough; grandchildren Natalie C., Megan E., Nicole C. and Kelly A. Babich, and Carly M. and Leah E. Wheeler; and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers James and George Watt.
A Liturgy of Christian Burial for Mrs. Margaret A. “Peggy” Watt Wheeler will be celebrated Thursday, Nov. 21, at 10 a.m. at St. Ann Church in Lenox by the Rev. Monsignor John J. Bonzagni. Burial will follow in St. Ann’s Cemetery. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations in Peggy’s name may be made to either the Jimmy Fund of the Berkshires or Elder Services of Berkshire County, both in care of ROCHE FUNERAL HOME, 120 Main St., Lenox, MA 01240. To share memories and stories, visit rochefuneralhome.com.