Mary Kavanaugh


3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thursday, October 20, 2022
Bailey Funeral Home - Peapack
176 Main St.
Peapack, New Jersey, United States

Funeral Mass

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Friday, October 21, 2022
St. Brigid Church
129 Main St.
Peapack, New Jersey, United States
(908) 234-1265

Obituary of Mary Margaret Kavanaugh

Mary Margaret “Peggy” Kavanaugh passed away peacefully on October 17, 2022. She was 83 years old.

Born in Elizabeth, NJ, to parents Thomas J. and Mary (Quirk) Clancy, Peggy attended and graduated from Thomas Edison College. She lived in Gladstone for 15 years before moving to Bedminster where she resided for the past 40 years. She was a woman of faith and an involved parishioner at both St. Brigid and St. Elizabeth Churches in Peapack and Far Hills.

Peggy was not only involved with her church community, where she was active with the St. Brigid women’s group, but also within her community, The Hills, in Bedminster. She was a founding member of the Tennis League in The Hills, Vice President of the Landscaping Committee, President of the Home Owner’s Association, and helped families find their dream homes as a licensed realtor.

Peggy was athletic, well-read, and fiercely independent. She was an avid reader, a student of finance who loved to read the Wall Street Journal, and a history buff. She will be remembered as a loving mother, a doting grandmother, and a friend to many.

Peggy is survived by her daughter, Kathleen (Jack) Jackson, son, Daniel (Tami) Kavanaugh III, 4 grandchildren Salisa Jackson Garrand, Tyreke Jackson, Egan Kavanaugh and Dae Kavanaugh, 4 great-grand children, her sister, Kathleen “Cassie” Roty, nieces Lynn Sfanos and Susan (Tritschler) Winouski, nephews, Jamie Tritschler and Tim Roty. She is predeceased by her sister Eileen Tritschler.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 20, from 3-6 PM at Bailey Funeral Home, 176 Main Street, Peapack NJ 07977. A Funeral Mass will take place on Friday, October 21, at 12 noon at St. Brigid Church, 126 Main Street, Peapack. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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