Margaret T. Benack, loved people, animals

October 9, 2013

Margaret T. Benack a/k/a Peggy Pepper, 76, of Millsboro, passed away Monday, Oct. 7, 2013.

Ms. Pepper was born Sept. 12, 1937, in Philadelphia, Pa. to the late Henry Watson and Marian Crammer Pepper.

She worked for Christiana Care as a Certified Nursing Assistant for many years. She loved people and animals. She enjoyed watching and playing sports and was competitive, excelling in everything she participated in. Peggy had a large group of friends and they would get together on a regular basis to play dominoes, bowl and play darts. She was an outgoing, fun person who gave to others, coaching girls’ softball leagues, and volunteering to help with rehabilitation of stroke victims. She possessed a vibrant personality, and once you met her, you’d never forget her!

She is survived by a son, Gary P. Gray and his wife Geri of Sicklerville, N.J.; a sister, Barbara Bruno and her husband Joseph of Vineland, N.J.; a granddaughter, Samantha A. Shinkle of Sicklerville; and her beloved canine friends Molly and Suzie. She is also survived by special friends of many years as well as her own social circle of friends who helped her and her family so much to make her life comfortable in her time of need.

A funeral will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12, at Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro, where friends may call after 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery in Georgetown.

Flowers are welcomed or donations made in her memory to the Tunnell Cancer Center, 18947 John J. Williams Hwy., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.

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