COHOES Margaret “Peggy” Murray, 89, entered into eternal life Monday, July 25, 2022 at Samaritan Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Born and educated in Troy, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Powers, Sr. and the wife of the late Francis Murray, Sr.
Peggy had been employed at the Troy District Shirt Co. and then at Roxy Cleaners until her retirement. She was also a communicant of the Church of the Holy Trinity in Cohoes.
Peggy loved her family very much and was known as “Queen Mum” by her family. She hosted family reunions every year and hosted family card night every Friday. One of her favorite things to do was to go to the Saratoga Racetrack. She will be missed by many.
Peggy was the loving mother of Margaret “Peg” Belanger (David), JoAnn Murray (John Dragonette), Francis Murray, Jr. (Lori) and Kimberley Blizinski (Ted); the sister of Robert Powers (Dolores) and Carol Carnevale (late Louis); beloved grandmother of Michelle Bobek (John), David Belanger (Kate), Matthew Blizinski (Shannon), Christopher “Bubba” Blizinski, Tyler Blizinski, Samantha Hall (Trevor), Johnny Murray (Christa) and the late and beloved Nicholas F. Murray. She was known as “GiGi” to her adored great grandchildren, Jonathan Bobek, Andrew Belanger, Camden and Cora Murray, Jack Curtin and Dylan and Connor Blizinski. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and extended family. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her siblings, Thomas, John, William and James Powers, Evelyn Wolfe, Patricia Dodge, Theresa DeFruscio and Marjorie Hildebrandt.
Peggy’s family would especially like to thank Dave Belanger for his love, care and compassion. They would also like to thank the 6th Floor Nursing Staff at Samaritan Hospital for the great care they provided their mother.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m. from the Fitzgerald Funeral Home, 105 Vliet Blvd, Cohoes and at 10 a.m. in the Church of the Holy Trinity, Cohoes. Interment will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Waterford.
Relatives and friends may visit at the funeral home on Sunday from 3-6 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Peggy’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105