On February 2, 2022, the world lost a beloved mother, Margaret (Peggy) Richmany George. Peggy passed away of natural causes surrounded by her family.
Peggy was born in Pittsfield on November 19, 1931 to the late Salim and Annie Richmany. She was a 1949 graduate of Pittsfield High School who went on to work in the insurance industry.
Peggy was a proud first-generation Lebanese American. Her father Salim was originally from Aley, Lebanon, and her mother Annie Simon from Fall River, MA.
She married the love of her life, Gilbert A George, on August 17, 1957.
Our mom was a self-made woman who lost her father at a young age and, as the eldest of four children, took on additional responsibilities at home and helped run the family business, Richman Cafe. She was a nurturer who cared deeply about raising confident, caring children, was active in the Lebanese American community, and a devout Catholic. Along with a small group of friends, she founded a pamphlet called the consumers’ home guide. Mom loved to travel, read about history, study genealogy and discuss and debate politics and current events.
She was a seamstress, girl scout troop leader, fantastic cook, and an unassuming intellect who learned to ski as an adult. She had a zest for life and learning. In her later years, she lived in Arlington, MA, where she volunteered at a local museum and loved taking the train to Boston.
Peggy was predeceased by her husband Gilbert A George and brother James Richmany along with many beloved aunts and uncles. She leaves behind her daughter Pati and husband Neil Buckley and his four daughters Caleigh, Megan, Brenna, and Ashlyn of Wilmington, MA, as well as her son Greg, his wife Christine, and her grandson Gilbert Carlo George of Sudbury, MA.
She also leaves behind her sisters Jeanne Dodge of East Longmeadow, MA, Nancy Cooper of Schenectady, NY, their spouses Pete and Stoney, and many loved cousins, nieces and nephews.
We will miss her passionate ways, her delicious tabouli, and her enduring love. We are blessed to have had her for 90 loving years and know she is happy to once again be with her husband hiking together on some beautiful trails. We thank her for the lessons she taught, the fantastic meals she made, the affordable AAA vacations she planned, and her unwavering commitment to family.
Rest in peace Mom.
FUNERAL NOTICE: Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital online or in care of DERY FUNERAL HOME, 54 Bradford St, Pittsfield, MA 01201. https://fundraising.stjude.org/site/TR/GiftFunds/GiftFunds?px=7358661&pg=personal&fr_id=39300