Evangeline Margaret (Peggy) Holt passed away peacefully on December 11, 2020 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick.
The daughter of the late Joseph O'Shea and Mildred O'Shea, sister of the late Joseph O'Shea and Walter (Dutchie) O'Shea.
She is survived by her husband, Arvid Holt, of the Morgan section of Sayreville, 3 sons, Walter Holt and his wife Colleen of Sinking Spring, PA. Thomas Holt and his wife, Jacqueline, of Spring Lake, NJ. Paul Holt of the Morgan section of Sayreville and 1 daughter, Jeanne Stahlecker and her husband, Paul, of Palmer Township, PA. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
Peggy was born and raised in the Rossville section of Staten Island, NY and graduated from Tottenville High School in 1951. She met her husband of 65 years at Tottenville High School where she was a cheerleader and involved in a variety of school clubs.
She married her high school sweetheart, Arvid, on January 15th 1955 at the Tottenville Evangelical Free Church.
Once married they moved to the Morgan section of Sayreville in 1956 where they established a home for their 4 children.
Peggy worked part-time while raising her children as a swim instructor at the Perth Amboy and Parlin YMCA. She later worked for Bankers Savings in Perth Amboy as a Records Clerk for several years before retiring in 2004.
She enjoyed raising her family, loved seeing her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was an avid walker and walked several miles a day and participated in many of the annual Spring Lake Five runs. She also enjoyed gardening, aerobics classes, the beach, the summers at Frog Hollow Swim Club, keeping the home they made together like a "doll house", traveling domestically and abroad. She was proud of her Irish heritage as well.
She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of South Amboy. She was also involved in a women's monthly bible study group from a previous church she had attended for over 60 years.
A Memorial Service will be held at a date to be determined.
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