Margaret Mertz Obituary

Margaret "Peggy" Mertz

July 25, 1930 - September 4, 2019
Born in Mt Kisco, New York
Resided in Eagle River, Alaska


Peggy lived! From the day she was born in Mt. Kisco, N.Y., Peggy had an uncommon zest for life.
After attending Northfield/Mount Herman School in Massachusetts, Peggy continued on to graduate Oakwood School in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. She raised her three sons while operating a restaurant/catering business in Milford, N.H., and then continued her food service career in schools, universities and institutional cafeterias.
Following her adventures on the east coast, Peggy visited Alaska in 1980, where she lived out her remaining years being an active Red-Hatter, a season ticket-holder to the opera, a weekly chair holder in the Bridge Club and traveling on cruise ships with friends and family to Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, the Bahamas, South and Central America - just to name a few memorable trips!
Peggy's wisdom and passion for conversation and laughter was shared with her three loving sons and their families: David Mertz of Eagle River, Alaska; Paul and Linda (Densmore) Mertz of Hopkinton, N.H., and formerly of Delta Junction, Alaska; and Steven and Toni (Bowden) Mertz of Eagle River; and her precious grandchildren; and great-granddaughter in New Hampshire.
Other loving family members celebrating her life include dozens of nieces, nephews and cousins scattered across the U.S., as well as her beloved dog, Minnie. Peggy also leaves numerous friends in the Anchorage area.
Peggy was predeceased by her parents, William and Katharine Bailey of New York; brother, James Bailey of New York; and sister, Eleanor (Bailey) McDowell of New Hampshire.
We are all grateful for the joy Peggy brought to our lives. We will miss her terribly.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the American Cancer Society.

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