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Celia ‘Peg’ McGhee

HILLSDALE — Celia “Peg” McGhee, 90, of Hillsdale passed away May 7, 2020, at home surrounded by her loving daughters.

She was born on Nov. 12, 1929, in Hudson, N.Y., to Celia (VanderBiesen) and Ira Stalker.

Celia was a graduate of Roeliff Jansen High School in 1947 and Albany Business College in 1948. She later worked at The Hotchkiss School as secretary to the headmaster.

On March 5, 1949, she married Floyd McGhee and became a stay-at-home mother and homemaker. Her husband predeceased her on Jan. 12, 2009, after 59 years of marriage.

Celia loved her family with all of her heart, and her home was referred to as “Grand Central Station.”

She was a wonderful wife, mom, grandma and great-grandma and will be missed greatly by her adoring family.

She is survived by three daughters and their partners, Sandra Whiteman and Neil Crawford, Kathy Giulian and Mike and Sally Herrick and Philip; three grandchildren, Scott Grenon, John Grenon and Amber Herrick, as well as an “adopted” grandson, Joe Gherardi;  three great-grandchildren, Harmony Grenon and Khloey and Khyia Simmons-Grenon; a sister, Janetta McCauley; and a cousin, Beth Kilmer. She also leaves her four grand-dogs, Lily, Jack, Manuel and Enu.

Due to the COVID–19 pandemic, a private service for immediate family members was held on May 11, at the Peck and Peck Funeral Home in Copake, the Rev. Kenneth Phesay officiating. Interment followed in the North Hillsdale Cemetery.

In memory of Celia, kindly consider donating to either the Columbia-Greene Humane Society or the Wounded Warriors Project, c/o Peck and Peck Funeral Home, P.O. Box D, Copake NY 12516.

To send an online condolence, go to www.peckandpeck.net.

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