Marguerite Taft

Obituary of Marguerite S. "Peggy" Taft

Marguerite Savoy Moynihan Taft, a resident of New Bern, North Carolina and former resident of Hopewell Junction, entered into rest Tuesday, January 15, 2019. She was 86.

Daughter of the late Cornelius and Irene Savoy Moynihan, she was born October 20, 1932 in Fonda, New York. She married Thomas Paul Taft on August 29, 1953 in Johnstown, New York. Mr. Taft preceded her in death on July 21, 1998.

Peggy enjoyed making a home for her family while her children were growing up. She went on to treasure her time as a gift shop entrepreneur and later worked as a bank teller. She taught CCD at St. Columba’s Church. Peggy had a love of entertaining and holiday festivities, especially the Fourth of July. She and her husband were known for hosting dinners for several priests and clergy at her home in Hopewell Junction.  While living in North Carolina, she hosted several Thanksgiving dinners for the military. Peggy had a flare for fashion and loved to shop especially at Neiman Marcus. She also enjoyed searching for antiques. Most importantly, she will be remembered as “Mom” and for her love and dedication to her family.

Survivors include her children, Teresa Levitch and husband, Phillip and their children, Alison Levitch and Lisa Kraus, Denise Kopasz and husband, Andy and their children, Megan Davis, Melyssa Hurley, Mary Davis and Mallory Davis, Tom Taft, Jr. and wife, Susan and their children, Thomas Taft, III, Trent Taft and Kyle Taft, Alfred Taft and his children, Sarah Graves, Carly Taft and Sage Hall, Barbara Peck and husband, John and their children, Keane Topor, Colden Peck and Kristopher Peck, Paul Taft and wife, Tracy and their son, Jeffrey Taft, Laura Davis and her children, Benjamin Davis and Jillian Davis, and Robert Taft and wife, Dolores and their children, Lindsey Taft, Robert Taft, Jr., Ian Taft and Emily Murphy; two great-grandchildren; her sister, Lois Maxian; her companion, William Coho; several nieces and nephews; as well as her beloved dog, Jake.

In addition to her husband of forty-four years, she was predeceased by her brother, Cornelius Moynihan and her dog, Missy.  

Family will receive friends on Friday, January 25, 2019 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Straub, Catalano & Halvey Funeral Home, 55 East Main Street in Wappingers Falls.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 26 at St. Denis Church, 602 Beekman Road, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533. Interment will follow in St. Denis Cemetery in Hopewell Junction.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Peggy’s name to Hope for Heroes, PO Box 152, Billings, NY 12510.

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4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, January 25, 2019
Straub, Catalano & Halvey Funeral Home
55 Main Street East, PO Box 131
Wappingers Falls, New York, United States
(845) 297-2610

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am
Saturday, January 26, 2019
St. Denis Church
602 Beekman Road
Hopewell Junction, New York, United States
(845) 227-8382
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