Margaret Ann (Kelly) Caswell, “Peggy” died peacefully in her home in South Dennis MA attended to and surrounded by her family on July 4, 2019. Born December 30, 1934 she was the oldest child of Patrick and Grace Kelly. She is at peace with her devoted husband of 51 years Richard (Dick) Caswell.
She is survived by her brother James Kelly, whom she loved dearly. Loving mother to Kelly Seip and son-in-law Jon, Christopher Caswell and daughter-in-law, Kathy (Sears), Catherine Caswell and son-in-law Arturo Lombre, Kevin Caswell and girlfriend Mary Vagenas. Proud Nana to grandchildren Daniel and Conor Seip, Corey and Kayla Caswell, Benjamin and Brianna Caswell and Great-grandmother to Jack, Sam and Fiona.
Peggy’s childhood was spent in Hyannis MA and she was a graduate of Barnstable High School. After graduation she attended Fisher Junior College and worked and lived in Boston for several years. She and Dick were married in 1959 at St Francis Xavier Church in Hyannis MA. After a cross-country camping honeymoon they moved to upstate New York. From 1960 until their retirement to Cape Cod in 1985, they worked and raised their four children in Hudson Falls NY. Peggy and Dick led a very active life entertaining, cross-country skiing and attending school sporting events with their many friends. Summers were spent at the family cottage on Cape Cod in South Dennis where they would host family and friends, spend hours on the beach and sit on the porch or around the fire pit in the yard. Avid golfers, they were members of the Dennis Pines and Highlands golf courses and on June 24, 1997 Peggy landed a hole-in-one on the 3rd hole at the Dennis Highlands course, a feat she spoke of often.
For the past 10 years Peggy spent the winter months in Arizona with her cousin and very special friend Lillian Harne. She loved her time with Lillian and her Arizona friends soaking up the sun, socializing and the occasional trip to the casino.
Peggy loved to knit and gifted many baby outfits, sweaters, hats and mittens to her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, friends and friends of friends. She loved her New England sports teams, specifically the Patriots and the Red Sox, and knew that if she wore the team t-shirt or earrings she would help the team to victory.
Mostly she loved a party and being surrounded by her family. She made everyone feel welcome and comfortable with her hugs, laughter and smile. She touched the lives of many and will live forever in our memories and prayers. Rest in peace.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Cape Parish, 468 Stony Brook Road, Brewster, MA on Thursday August 8, at 11 a.m. At a later date, she will be laid to rest next to her husband in a private burial at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to VNA of Cape Cod-Hospice, 434 Route 134, Suite D3, South Dennis MA 02660.