Ellen Margaret (“Peggy”) McCabe died on May 14th, 2023 in Olney, Maryland at the age of 94. Family members were at her side. With her love and kindness,
Peggy enriched the lives of family, friends and all others with whom she came in contact. She was widowed in 2010 after 61 years of marriage to her husband Jerome McCabe, a retired Army office. Peggy set up households in Japan, Spain and 6 states in the US in her role of “Army wife.” She was a founding member of Hospice of St. Mary’s and served as its first Volunteer Trainer and Coordinator. She owned and operated a historical tour company in St. Mary’s County called Terra Mariae Tours.
Peggy is survived by her 5 children: Mike McCabe, Pat Ruppert (Craig), Tim McCabe (Mary), Mark McCabe (Kathleen), Pete McCabe (Jenny), 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren whose names are Ellen, Ada and Boden Bluey, Cordelia, June, Kael and Daphne Felts, JamesCate, Julien and Tobin McGehee, Natalie and Carl Ruppert, Everett and Eva Boyle, Owen and Avery McCabe, Arya Samantello, and Ella Niles.
Viewing and Catholic Mass on June 12 at St. Paul Catholic Church, Damascus beginning at 10:15 AM. Reception afterwards at Pat and Craig Ruppert’s home. Graveside service on June 13 at St. Aloysius Cemetery in Leonardtown.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Peggy’s memory may be made to Hospice of St. Mary’s. http://www.hospiceofstmarys.org
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