Margaret “Peggy” Colombo (Moynihan), age 86, of North Falmouth passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. She was the devoted wife of 61 years to Louis (Sonny) R. Colombo of North Falmouth. Daughter of the late James F. and Margaret E. (Lynch) Moynihan of Brockton. Adoring mother of Marie Maggio of North Falmouth, John Colombo and his wife Lisa of Mendon, Diane Montani and her husband Anthony of Milford. Beloved Grandma to seven grandchildren: Rosemarie and Matthew Maggio; Connor, Paige and Abigail Colombo; Christine and John Montani.
Peggy attended St Patrick’s School and St Patrick’s High School in Brockton, graduating with the class of 1951. She worked for Columbia Electric in Brockton until she and Sonny started their family in 1962. Peggy enjoyed the simple pleasures in life like digging her toes in the sand at New Silver Beach and taking long walks around Nyes Neck while chatting with friends she encountered along the way. She was passionate about and closely followed politics and current events. Many spirited conversations were held around the kitchen table. Being from a large Irish Catholic family, she delighted in the boisterous gatherings of her siblings, cousins, and close friends. Peggy’s strong faith was a large part of her life both spiritually and socially. She attended Mass daily and looked forward to coffee with the girls after Mass on Tuesdays. Besides her many friendships, she was also a cherished grandmother whose grandchildren have fond memories of returning after long days at the beach to her homemade sauce and meatballs on the stove. Peggy was an avid reader; she relished in her alone time surrounded by a rotating stack of books curated by her librarian friends at the North Falmouth Library. In more recent years she and Sonny were often seen walking at Falmouth Heights and along Falmouth Harbor. Peggy was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, who was always willing to lend a comforting ear in confidence and share a good laugh. She was treasured by many and will be dearly missed.
Peggy is survived by her loving brothers James F. Moynihan and his wife Barbara (McFarland) of South Yarmouth, Reverend John C. Moynihan, M.M, currently missioned in New York; sister Barbara and husband Brendan Sullivan of Naples, FL. Predeceased by her sisters Gracemary and husband John J Sullivan, Eleanor M. and husband Anthony J. DiRenzo, and Ann E. Wall and husband William Wall. She also leaves behind many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Visiting hours will be from 9:00-10:30 AM on Monday, June 22 at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 584 West Falmouth Hwy, West Falmouth, MA. Catholic Funeral Mass to follow at 11:00 AM at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, 481 Quaker Road, North Falmouth, MA. Burial services will be private at a later date.
In lieu of flowers donations are to be sent to Maryknoll Fathers, PO Box 302, Maryknoll, NY 10545.