Margaret (Peggy) Thome, 75, of Madison, WI passed away on January 30, 2020. Peggy was born in Green Bay, WI on July 7, 1944 to Freeman and Agatha (Peot) Petri. Peggy was a graduate of Cathedral grade school and St. Joseph Academy. On August 1, 1964 Peggy married the love of her life, Neil Thome.
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Peggy worked for many years in the insurance industry for both Prudential and New York Life. After moving to Madison, she became a business owner of a very successful medical billing agency, Medical Management Systems.
Peggy was also involved in the National Guard Women's Auxiliary for many years becoming President of the Auxiliary on more than one occasion. Her most recent endeavor was volunteering at the William S. Middleton VA Hospital in Madison, WI in a variety of positions. Her most memorable was that of the Community Living Center and Hospice Unit where she was able to meet the Veterans and provide a kind and compassionate ear allowing those a communication avenue. She was also known to play a mean game of euchre as well as pop an outstanding kettle of popcorn for movie days.
Peggy had a passion for life, but her greatest passion was for her family. She loved spending time with them. She was especially proud of her two grandchildren. Taking care of them when they were little and watching them accomplish milestones as they grew gave her such great pleasure. She truly enjoyed summers at the cottage in Crivitz, playing cards, baking holiday sweet treats and sitting around the fire pit at night with family and friends. Peggy was a great friend. She made new friends, but she also kept friendships with high school classmates. She enjoyed spa weekends, craft shows, and football game get togethers. She was known to make the perfect gin and tonic to fit any occasion!
Peggy is survived by her husband of 55 years Neil, daughter Kim (Kevin Hough), grandchildren Jordan (Christina Wagner) and Alicia; brother, Tom (Chris) Petri; sister, Teri (Mark)Petri-Dittman; sisters-in-law, Pat Reedy and Terry Lou Oldakowski. She leaves behind many beloved nieces and nephews along with their children. Carrie (the late Todd) Petri-Smolinski (Katherine and Todd Jr.), Tom (Anna) Petri (Calvin, Mira, Allison, Colin), Allison (Nick) Petri-Selk (Ellanor, Thomas, Lillianne), Adam (Tabitha Rand) Dittman, James Reedy, Linda Reedy, Mary Reedy, Danny Reedy, Joseph Thome and Amy Thome.
She was preceded in death by brothers-in-law, Ross Thome, Tim Thome and nephew Shaun Reedy.
Peggy's family wishes to thank all those involved in her care at Agrace Hospice, Fitchburg, WI as well as the SSM Oncology Department and various nursing staff at St Mary’s Hospital in Madison, WI.
As per Peggy’s wishes there will be no funeral, rather a memorial service will be held later. Donations, in Peggy’s name can be made to Agrace Hospice, 5359 E Cheryl Parkway, Fitchburg, WI 53711.