Margaret "Peggy" Elizabeth Neal, 92 years of age, passed away on Friday, September 6, 2019 at Passages Hospice in New Orleans surrounded by her family. She is the mother of Edmond Neal lll (Kathleen), Catherine Filepp Petrozziello (Louis), Scott Neal, Kelly Naqi (Hussain), and Thomas Neal (Patricia) and grandmother to Kerry, Cailin, and Conor Neal; David, Allison, and Matthew Filepp; Christopher and Peter Neal; and Michael, Nicholas, Maria and Catherine Neal. She is preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Bertha Swart, as well as by her daughter, Maria; her former husband of 35 years, Edmond Jr.; her brother, Wellington Swart and his wife, Marion.
A resident of Southbridge, MA for over 30 years, Peggy was raised in Afton, New York and obtained her Bachelor's Degree at Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania. She thereafter worked as a purchasing agent for G.Fox & Company. In addition to her devotion to raising her children, in later years she was employed as a hostess at the Publick House in Sturbridge, MA. Her greatest joy was being with her children and grandchildren. She lived at Chateau Notre Dame in New Orleans for 6 years and worshiped at St. Clement of Rome and St. Philip Neri Parishes in Metairie.
Funeral Services will be held at St Clement of Rome Parish, 4317 Richland Ave. Metairie, LA 70002 on Tuesday, September 10, 2019. Visitation will begin at 1:30 pm followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 2:30 pm with funeral arrangements being entrusted to the care of Garden of Memories Funeral Home & Cemetery, 4900 Airline Drive Metairie, LA 70001.