Margaret M. “Peggy” (Hennigan) Ferriter, age 90, of Holyoke, passed away surrounded by family on Wednesday, November 18, 2020. She was born in Holyoke, a daughter of the late John W. and Margaret (Sugrue) Hennigan and was a 1947 graduate of the former Saint Jerome High School. Peggy was employed for several years as a Probation Officer at Holyoke District Court and then spent many years at home caring for her family. She was a communicant of Saint Jerome Church and a member of the Ladies of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, and was Past-President of the Catholic Girls Junior League and Saint Agnes Guild. Peggy participated in fundraising for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and was a volunteer for the Annual Catholic Appeal. Above all, she was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister. Peggy is survived by her husband of 66 years, Attorney Maurice J. Ferriter; two sons, Attorney John J. Ferriter and his wife Attorney Deborah Ferriter of Holyoke, and Dr. Joseph P. Ferriter and his wife Dr. Jennifer Van Horn of Park City, Utah; a daughter, Attorney Mary M. Ferriter of Boston; six grandchildren: Dr. Emmet Pierce Ferriter and his wife Meagan, Katherine Ferriter Hauschild and her husband James, and Conor, Sean, Ryan, and Kelton Ferriter; five great-grandchildren: Keeley, Cora, and Maury Ferriter, and Hadley and Brynn Hauschild; a daughter-in-law, Rosalie Ferriter Moore and her husband Tom of South Carolina; one sister, Mary E. Morin and her husband, Thomas of Holyoke; a brother-in-law, Robert Ferriter and his wife Janine of Holyoke; a sister-in-law, Nancy Ferriter of Holyoke, and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Peggy was predeceased by a son, Attorney Maurice J. “Maury” Ferriter Jr., and two brothers, John “Jackie” and Michael J. Hennigan. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Peggy on Saturday, November 21st at 1 pm at Saint Jerome Church, 169 Hampden Street. Burial will be private. A calling hour will be held at the church prior to the Mass on Saturday from 12 noon to 1 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to be sent to Jericho, PO Box 1039, Holyoke, MA 01041 or to Providence Ministries for The Needy, Inc., 51 Hamilton Street, Holyoke 01040.
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