Margaret Freer

Obituary of Margaret A. Freer

Margaret (Peg) Freer, daughter of Margaret and Charles O’Brien, died on May 28, 2020 at the age of 90. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Harrison Freer, her sister Theresa Turletes and brother John O’Brien.

She is survived by her sister, Mary Smith, as well as nine children: Becky (Steve) Greene, Harrison (Tricia) Freer, Marsha (Chris) Bogart, Peter (Lea) Freer, Lisa (Chris) Browne, Claudia (Steve) Will, Tracey (Dean) Thomas, Mary Freer and Timothy (Corinne) Freer. Peg was also the beloved grandmother (MeMa) to 25 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren.

Born in Poughkeepsie, NY, she married Harrison Freer in 1950. They raised their children in Wappinger Falls where they were active members of St. Mary’s church. She was a strong woman who was born during the depression, lived through WWII and spent her life raising nine children. In retirement Peg and Harrison travelled the world and enjoyed being Floridian snowbirds for over 20 years.

Peg loved painting, traveling, gardening, playing cards and golf, but most of all her family. She was a very talented artist and left her children beautiful paintings that they will treasure forever.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel of St. Peter's Parish, 185 Hudson View Drive, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. Interment will follow in St. Peter's Cemetery, Saltpoint Turnpike in Poughkeepsie.

The family asks that memorial contributions be made in Peg’s name to: NYSARC Inc. Dutchess County Chapter, 84 Patrick Lane, Suite 130, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. (

Arrangements are under the direction of Straub, Catalano & Halvey Funeral Home, 55 East Main Street in Wappingers Falls. To send the family a personal condolence, please visit our website at


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Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am
Saturday, June 5, 2021
Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel of St. Peter's Parish
185 Hudson View Drive
Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
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