Obituary: Margaret A. “Peggy” ( Eakin) Tuttle, 81

by beth on September 20, 2014

Margaret A. “Peggy” ( Eakin) Tuttle, 81, of Marlborough MA, formally of Rockville Centre, NY, died on Wednesday , September 17th at home, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born and educated in New York and graduated from the Katherine Gibbs School. She was the daughter of the late James B. and Katherine (Blomstrom) Eakin. She was employed by the town of Southborough Library, where she spent many wonderful years. She was devoted to her job, and met so many caring people, also developing lifelong relationships that meant so very much to her. Peggy volunteered for Meals on Wheels and was very active at the area Senior Centers, always helping others, in her loving, selfless way.

She is survived by her devoted sister Janet Keeler and husband Billy of Oxford and her sons and their wives, Wes and Mary Jo of Marlborough, Andrew and Vicki of Huntersville NC, James and Sheryl of Humble TX. Her beloved grandchildren, who held a very special place in her heart: Kate Owens and her husband Shayne, Ryan Tuttle and Christina Porciello, Meghan Lutz and her husband Mark, Katherine Tuttle and Grace Tuttle. Her great grandchildren, Bobby, Mitchell, Garrison, Johnny, Waylon, Dylan, Luke and Madison; also many nieces and nephews.

It was Peggy’s hope, that you will remember her fondly, and hold fast to this wonderful life.

Funeral Services, to celebrate her wonderful life, will be held on Wednesday, September 24th at 11:30 AM in St. Mark’s Church, 27 Main Street, Southborough, MA. Burial to follow at Rural Cemetery, Southborough, MA.

The John P. Rowe Funeral Home Inc., 57 Main Street, Marlborough, MA is in care of arrangements. There are no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Peggy’s memory may be made to the Boston MSPCA, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130 or online.

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1 Tessa Stephens September 21, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Growing up in Southborough, Mrs Tuttle WAS the library to us, and then to my son when he was young. Rest in peace Peggy. And thank you.

2 beth September 21, 2014 at 1:36 PM

I’ve known Mrs. Tuttle since I was a young paige at the library. She was such a big presence there – big smiles, big laughs, and big heart.

In the past few years, when I ran into her – even with her health problems – she still had that big warm personality.

She will be greatly missed.

3 Miss Kim September 21, 2014 at 11:00 PM

So many people in this town were fortunate enough to know or be friends with Peggy. And a few of us were truly fortunate to work with her at the library. When I was a 15 year old library page and moved to the upstairs area to work, Peggy became an immediate mentor. In the 25+ years since then she turned into one of my favorite coworkers, dear friend, and quite honestly, one of my favorite people on the planet. At the library I saw how the patrons gravitated to her, how she knew about their families and lives, and how she would always take the time to talk to them. When she retired 11 years ago she was devastated to leave the library, and for months wouldn’t go back in the building because it made her too sad not to work there anymore.
But, as anyone who knew Peggy knew she could always make you laugh. Sometimes intentionally, sometimes just by having a natural sense of humor. Even when I went to see her in the hospital the day before her surgery she had me laughing and I was glad to see it was still the same Peggy. On September 17 the world got a little more solemn and I will miss Peggy every day.

4 Donna McDaniel September 23, 2014 at 10:51 PM

A lovely, gracious, dear dear woman. She is missed.

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