Beloved wife of the late John “Jack” Gaughan. Preceded in death by her parents, John and Kathryn (née Brown) and seven siblings: Jim, Betty (Eugene) Bradley, Eileen (Leon) LaCroix, Mike, Patricia (Roman) Monocchio, Gerald (Bonnie), and Robert (Donna); also the beloved niece she raised, Kathleen (Skeffington) and husband George Smith. Survived by devoted great niece, Kate (Steve) Demeas and great grandchildren Grace, Nicholas and Sophia; and great nephew James (Meredith) Smith, and great grandchildren Alexandra, Jacob and Blake.
Peggy was a resident of Lincolnwood for over 50 years. She was a fixture in Edgebrook businesses, such as the Edgebrook Coffee Shop where she dined most mornings for decades, keeping current with the owners and other locals. She was known for her impeccable style and high heels, proud Irish heritage, and genuine concern for everyone she met. She was generous in every way she could be to family, friends, folks at the Coffee Shop, charities, and even strangers. Through an impressive century of life, Peggy maintained her wit in conversation, sense of humor, and love for family.
Although her passing signals the end of a remarkable, resilient and classy generation, her lifetime of loving devotion to family and friends has been a blessing to all who knew her, and will be perpetuated through those touched by knowing this special soul.
Funeral Mass Wednesday May 9, 10:00 a.m. at Queen of All Saints Basilica, 6280 N. Sauganash Ave., Chicago, IL 60646.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Queen of All Saints Basilica.