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Margaret A. Shields
  • November 28, 1926
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  • September 25, 2008

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Shields, Margaret (Peg), 81, New Smyrna Beach FL passed away Thursday, September 25, 2008 at Halifax Medical Center.  Peg was born November 28, 1926 in Queens, NY to the late Loretta (Kiley) and Martin Gannon.  She graduated from Jamaica High School and Mary Immaculate School of Nursing.   In 1953, she married Bob Shields and they settled in Franklin Square, New York where they lived for over 40 years.  She was an active member of St Catherine of Sienna Parish where she was a past president of the Confraternity of Christian Mothers.   While raising four children, Peg returned to the nursing profession as a Clinical Instructor at BOCES III/Wilson Tech, Western Suffolk, New York.  During this time she completed her undergraduate degree at Empire State College and obtained a Masters Degree from New York University.  She retired from BOCES as Director of Health Occupations.  After retirement she and Bob relocated to New Smyrna Beach, Florida.  She was an active Communicant at Our Lady Star of the Sea, New Smyrna Beach.  Peg was a member of the Smyrna Yacht Club where she met many dear friends.  Peg believed strongly in education and was a dedicated member of the American Association of University Women (AAUW).  She was an avid bridge player and used her enthusiasm to support the AAUW scholarship fund. She was named AAUW’s NSB Branch Woman of the Year, 2007-08.  Peg’s greatest joy was her family and friends.  She leaves to cherish her memory Bob, her loving husband of 55 years; her children and their spouses, Joe (Peg) of Framingham, Mass, Anne (John) Cartafalsa of Redding, Ct. Pat (Rob) McHale of Belle Harbor, NY. and Helen(Rich) Poje of Lynbrook, NY; eight grandchildren,  Dan, Jack, Ryan, Hannah, Emily, Julia, Colleen and Dylan: sister-in-law, Eleanor Gannon and many nieces and nephews.  Peg is survived by a host of family, friends, classmates and co-workers who added joy and love to her life and she did to theirs.   The family requests in lieu of flowers please make donations to the AAUW Scholarship Fund, % Doris Mates, 250 Minorca Beach Way #304, New Smyrna Beach, Fl. 32169. 11:00 AM at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church 4000 South Atlantic Avenue New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169 on September 30, 2008 (map/driving directions) 5:00 PM to 7:00PM at Baldwin Brothers Funeral & Cremation Service 1 North Causeway New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169 on September 29, 2008 (map/driving directions) Cremation

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  1. 10 Oct 2008
    Tom&Barbara Shields says:
    Our sincere sympathy to Robert and all of your family. We will always remember Peggy as always happy and a better horse player than Robert.

  2. 02 Oct 2008
    Kyle Dalton says:
    Bob, im very sorry to hear of your wifes passing she was very kind to me i had a great time when i visited with dan recently im glad i had the opportunity to see you. Please know you are in my thoughts.

    Sincerly, Kyle

  3. 01 Oct 2008
    Kathi Prefontaine says:
    My deepest sympathy to all of you in the loss of Peg. I never met her, but felt I knew her through Joe. May God carry you through this trying time and may your fond and loving memories outweigh the sadness of her passing.

    Most sincerely,

    Kathi (Joe's Assistant)

  4. 30 Sep 2008
    Joseph M. Shields says:
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. Peggy, you will be missed.

    Love,

    Joe, Yasmeen, Christopher and Madison Shields

  5. 30 Sep 2008
    Lori and Jim Gannon says:
    Our heartfelt condolences at the loss of this wonderful woman. The enormity of your loss must seem overwhelming. Remember that you have our love, thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. We really loved Aunt Peg and have so many fond memories of the great times and special occasions that we shared.

  6. 29 Sep 2008
    Michael & Cheryl Gannon says:
    Family get-togethers will never be the same without Aunt Peg's smile, warmth, and love. But the memories she created will last all of our life times. Aunt Peg, you will be greatly missed. (Remember the jello mold everyone.)
    An unexpected bonus of marrying into the Gannon family has been the extended family I have grown to know & love. Aunt Peg always had a smile for us and made us smile with her joy for life and caring for others. We will cherish our memories of her and hope to be able to carry on her values, especially her love of family and her service to church, her profession & her community. We will miss you and pray that you are at peace.
    Our sincere condolences and love to Uncle Bob, Joe, Anne, Pat & Helen and your families.
    Michael & Cheryl

  7. 29 Sep 2008
    Courtenay Gannon says:
    You will be missed Aunt Peg. Rest in peace
    Love, Courtenay

  8. 29 Sep 2008
    Joe and Karen Carson says:
    Dear Mr. Shields, Joe, Peggy, and family,

    Karen and I mourn your loss, but also are grateful for the life Margaret, who poured herself into her amazing family who have touched, for the better, so many lives and situations.

    We know your faith, family and friends are a source of comfort.

  9. 29 Sep 2008
    Tom Pineros Shields says:
    Dear Robert and family,

    We are praying for you in this time of loss. Peggy's life was a gift to all of us, and we were blessed to share in the joyful glow that she shined upon us. I remember Peggy's kindness to my brother and cousins and me as children at the house on Long Island and the parties in the back yard. I have a fuzzy memory of Peggy giving me a band-aid or taking care of a bee sting, and my mother saying "she's a nurse too" - because she also knew that nurses make the world feel better.

    Love,

    Tom, Alexandra, Padraic, Peter and Isabella in Salem, MA

  10. 29 Sep 2008
    Jeffrey Gannon says:
    RIP Aunt Peg. You will be missed.

    With Love;

    Jeff

  11. 28 Sep 2008
    Ron and Donna Fries says:
    Bob,
    Our prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time.

    Ron and Donna Fries
    SYC

  12. 28 Sep 2008
    Derek Gannon says:
    Aunt Peg was really great. She's really going to be missed.

  13. 28 Sep 2008
    Tom & Eileen Gannon says:
    We'll miss you Aunt Peg. PEACE!

  14. 28 Sep 2008
    Rick and Mona Gensheimer says:
    Dear Joe and Family; Please know our sincerest prayers and thoughts are with you during this most difficult time.God Bless.
    Love; Rick and Mona Gensheimer

  15. 27 Sep 2008
    Maurice Hutchinson says:
    The passing of someone so dearly loved is truly a heart-felt pain which no words can adequately express. I pray that God pours out his infinite strength and grace upon your family, and that your loving and fond memories of Margaret will help to comfort you during this most difficult time.
    May God bless and keep you,
    Mo Hutch


  16. 27 Sep 2008
    Rich King says:
    Condolances to Mr. Shields, Joe, the sisters and their families. The king's will keep you in their prayers.


  17. 25 Sep 2008
    Chris LaCroix says:
    Joe & family -

    Our sincerest condolences for you loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Chris, Mary & Grace

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