Margaret "Peggy" Terry

Obituary of Margaret "Peggy" J. Terry


Margaret J. (Oakes) Terry, 57, of Hill Park Road, entered the hands of the lord on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at her home unexpectedly.

Peggy as her friends & family called her was born February 13, 1962 in Glens Falls; she was the 4th daughter of the late John and Marilyn (Nichols) Oakes.

Peggy grew up on Friends Lake and was a life time resident of the area, she graduated from North Warren in 1980. She eventually achieved an associate degree from Adirondack community college. Also she worked in the hospitality industries throughout the years & most recently at Gore Mountain. She enjoyed the scenic area where she was raised, spending time on the lake, skiing in the winter, being around her friends & family & spending time on the curvy coach. Peggy will most be remembered for the love she gave to her three boys & husband. Being an animal lover, she loved her four legged sidekicks Lucy & Lily. Peggy will be missed dearly by all her great friends & family. She was an excellent hostess during the holidays & knew her way around the kitchen. The door was always open at the Terry residents, being like a second mother to her three boy’s friends over the years. If you knew Peggy you knew she had such kindness & compassion to all people.  

Besides her parents, she is predeceased by sisters, Bonnie Morehouse and Dorothy Oakes.

She is survived by her husband, Michael Terry of Chestertown; her children, William “Billy” Trudsoe and his wife, Ivana of Bolton Landing, Michael Terry, II of Chestertown and Patrick Terry of Chestertown; siblings, Cindy Peterson of Apollo Beach, FL and Sharon Madden of West Palm Beach, FL; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Friends may call on Peggy’s family from 4 to 7 pm, Friday, September 6, 2019 at the Alexander Funeral Home, 3809 Main St., Warrensburg.

A Memorial Mass to celebrate her life will be conducted at 4 pm, Saturday, at Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 6343 Main St., Chestertown.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Bonnie Memorial Golf Tournament, PO Box 40, Warrensburg, NY 12885.

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4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, September 6, 2019
Alexander Funeral Home, Inc.
3809 Main SSt.
Warrensburg, New York, United States

Memorial Mass

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday, September 7, 2019
Church of the Good Shepherd
6343 Main St.
Chestertown, New York, United States
Memorial Mass
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