Margaret Ann “Peggy” Croto was born 1933, in Keene, NH.

She was the daughter of the Charles Edward Hassett and Evelyn Lamoureaux. She graduated from Keene High School. She studied computer applications at Kodiak Community College.

She lived, volunteered and/or worked in Keene, NH, Massachusetts, Florida, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas, New Mexico, Orange, Yuma, AZ, and Kodiak, AK, before retiring back to Orange in 1996. She was a a hospital chaplain’s secretary and then an insurance secretary and was always very proud of helping people through her work.

Throughout Peggy’s life she volunteered in the church and community. While volunteering, she worked with children, in the health field and especially with people in need.

While residing in Orange, Peggy served the church as a Eucharistic Minister to Orange Baptist Hospital, RCIA, Choir, and co-director of the Soup Kitchen at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. In her spare time, she served as a trained hospice volunteer. She loved to knit and crochet. Peggy was an avid reader. She enjoyed traveling, taking care of children and assisting people in need.

Peggy passed peacefully at The Hospice Center of Wichita Falls on the morning of Oct. 8.

Peggy is survived her two adored sons, Mark A. Croto and his wife Alayne S, and James L. “Jim” and his wife, Siobhan K. She was the loving grandmother to Sean-James, Ashley Marie, Keelan, Aaron, and Annelise.

She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents. She will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel followed by the saying of the rosary at 7:00 p.m.

The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, with internment to follow at the St Mary’s Cemetery next to St. Francis Catholic Church.

Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of Wichita Falls for a memorial tile in Peggy and John Croto’s honor.