Margaret Peggy Jamin passed away on Thursday, March 18, 2021.
She was born in Yonkers, New York, the daughter of Beatrice and James Martin Sr. She has one brother, Jim Jr.
She was the loving wife of Thomas W. Jamin for almost 50 years. They met in 1946 as teenagers and married in 1951. Tom passed away in 2001.
Peggy is survived by her four children and their spouses; Margie and Butch Kirtley, Tommy and Annette, Billy and Bonnie and John and Debbie. Peggy adored her six grandchildren: Elyse, Nikki, Michelle, Matthew, Kellie and Kelsie. Her great grandson Chase and great grandson Jett were born to Elyse and Russell.
Peggy was proud of her Irish heritage. At four years of age she started Irish step dancing lessons. Through the years she won many medals; including several “1st Place” in the single performance category.
When she was 17 she was asked to start a Step Dancing Class for the young people of St. Joesph’s Parish. It was very popular; her class had 35-40 dancers every Saturday morning until 1953.
She graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1947. After graduating, at the age of 16, she became a typist at the International Paper Company in New York City.
Two years later she began employment at Price Brothers and worked her way up to be an executive secretary.
She left to start her family; always her lifetime dream. In 1987 she had an opportunity to return to work at the District Attorney’s office in Westchester County. Peggy loved being back in the workforce and retired at age 65.
Peggy moved to West Milford, New Jersey, in 2009 to be closer to her family and found the move to bring her an added sense of happiness and serenity.
A lifetime liberal, she thoroughly enjoyed civil conversations about ideas to make our country more accepting of people of color, gay and lesbians and more tolerant and understanding of each person’s personal choices.
Peggy has been a friend of Bill’s for years.
She was very grateful for her four loving children. They were her pride and joy. Peggy was loved by many. Her good heart and commitment to walking her talk was an inspiration to all who knew her. The love she felt was an indication of the love she shared.
She will be missed.
There will be a funeral service to celebrate Peggy in July 2021 in West Milford, N.J. Details to follow.
Funeral arrangements have been made by Richards Funeral Home in West Milford.