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1003 Church Street
Jessup, PA 18434
Phone: (570) 489-1152
Margaret  Ratchford

Margaret A. Ratchford

Monday, April 26th, 1937 - Friday, November 13th, 2020
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Margaret A. “Peggy” Ratchford of Jessup died Friday November 13, 2020 at St. Mary’s Villa. She is the wife of Thomas Ratchford, and they would have celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary on November 26th.
Born in Peckville, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Anna Reap Costello. A graduate of Jessup High School, class of 1954, prior to retirement she was a longtime employee of Sugarman’s and also worked at Haband.
A woman of strong faith, Peggy was a member of Queen of Angels Parish in Jessup. She was also a member of her high school class reunion committee, where she thoroughly enjoyed planning year after year and seeing close friends.
Peggy’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of the nurses and staff at St. Mary’s Villa and to Allied Hospice for all of their kind and compassionate care.
Also surviving are son Thomas Ratchford and wife Teri, North Carolina; daughters Judy Walsh and husband Joseph, Jessup, and Leah Alco and husband Edward, Blakely; grandchildren Anna Ratchford, Alyssa and Arden Noto, Ryan Walsh and girlfriend Sabrina Lowell, Megan Bideganeta and husband Joe, Abigail and Emily Walsh, and E.J. and Aidan Alco; great-grandchildren Joseph, Mila, and Saylor Bideganeta; brother-in-law Girard Mullen; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by daughter-in-law Jill Ratchford; brother Joseph Costello; sister Mary “Sheila” Mullen.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday in Queen of Angels Parish in St. Michael’s Church, First Avenue, Jessup. Interment, St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Moscow. Due to COVID restrictions, services will be private. Friends and family may pay their respects by walking through on Wednesday from 9-10:30 am in the Arthur A. Albini Funeral Home, 1003 Church St. Jessup. CDC social distancing guidelines will be enforced, and face masks will be required. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Villa, 516 Saint Mary's Villa Road, Elmhurst Township, PA 18444, or to Allied Hospice 100 Abington Executive Park, Clarks Summit, PA 18411.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, November 18th, 2020 | 9:00am - 10:30am
    Wednesday, November 18th, 2020 9:00am - 10:30am
    Arthur A. Albini Funeral Home
    1003 Church St.
    JESSUP, PA 18434
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    Visitors will be asked to walk through quickly and please no physical contact.
    Social Distancing guidelines will be enforced. Masks will be required.
  • Service

    Wednesday, November 18th, 2020 |
    Wednesday, November 18th, 2020
    Queen of Angels Parish in St. Michael's Church
    322 First Ave.
    JESSUP, PA 18434
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    Mass of Christian Burial will be private
  • Interment

    St. Catherine's Cemetery
    Main St.
    MOSCOW, PA 18444
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Pauline Muchisky

Posted at 01:46pm
So sorry for your loss , thoughts and prayers are with you. I was a classmate of Peggy’s .

Pauline Muchisky

Janet Critelli

Posted at 09:36am
Tom and family,

So sorry for the loss of your wife. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May she Rest In Peace. God Bless.

William kirk Jr

Posted at 11:13am
Tom and family,
All of your friends and teammates at Biogen extend their heartfelt sympathies to you and your family. Find comfort in those around you and know that your friends, though distant, are with you.
Bill Kirk

Patricia Mroczka’s

Posted at 05:32pm
Tom and family,
My heart breaks for you all. There is only one Peg. Such a beautiful person inside and out I had some crazy times with her. May Gods hold her close. Thoughts and prayers. Patty Mroczka

John DeLeo

Posted at 04:33pm
Very sorry from the John and Kathy DeLeo

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