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Margaret Jean Roy

December 1, 1952 ~ May 23, 2022 (age 69)

Obituary

Margaret Jean Roy, 69 of Somerset died May 23, 2022 at UPMC Somerset Hospital. She was known as 'Peg' from a young age, and was born December 1, 1952 in Somerset, and was the daughter of William Wilson and Katherine (Norman) Roy. She is preceded in death by her parents, sister Ann Elizabeth Roy, and brother Charles "Chuck" Roy, she was the granddaughter of a coal mining family whose fortunes were erased during the Great Depression. The summers of her youth were spent on St. Simons Island, Georgia, where her extended family's beloved cottage preserved their connections to the American South. Peg graduated from Somerset Area Jr-Sr High School class of 1970. She then attended Grove City College and received her degree from University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. Peg touched many people's lives while she worked at the Somerset County Workshop. She provided mentorship to many people in the mental health industry as well as making a difference in many of the employees' lives. Peg was a lifelong member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ. Over the years she offered her time and talents to enrich our community and strengthen the church. She touched the lives of young and old alike as a Sunday school teacher, a baker of wonderful desserts for Bible studies and Meals on Wheels. She would run errands for older members who could no longer drive. She cared deeply about the most vulnerable members of society. As the stewardship chair she championed many diverse initiatives that included school supplies for refugee children and personal hygiene items for the residents of our local homeless shelter. She served multiple terms on Church Council, helping to set the vision and direction of the church. For a number of years Peg chaired the Christian Education committee. Her spiritual fingerprints remain on those children's programs. Peg truly leaves a legacy amongst her church family. Peg spent her free time knitting and gave many of her projects as gifts. An avid reader, she had a sizable library in her home filled with books of all genres. Most of all, Peg was an animal lover. She adopted many dogs over her years and loved them like family. There could be no more fitting place to honor and celebrate her memory than St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Somerset, where friends will be received 12:30-2 p.m. Saturday where a service will immediately follow at 2 p.m. With Reverend J. Matthew Deal officiating. Interment Husband Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. Paul's UCC 202 W. Union St. Somerset, PA 15501. or Somerset Humane Society PO Box 182, Somerset, PA 15501. Arrangements by the Hauger-Zeigler Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Somerset. To leave a condolence please visit www.haugerzeigler.com

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