Angret (Peggy) Marta Erika Piasecki Angret (Peggy) Marta Erika Piasecki, 74, of Shell Point and Tallahassee, Florida, passed away peacefully at home on January 6 after fighting a valiant battle with brain cancer. Born in Konigsberg, East Prussia, Angret grew up in West Germany after her widowed mother led the family on a brave and daring escape from the advancing Russian army during World War II. After studying business in college Angret wanted to explore the world, so she set off to London to work and perfect her English-speaking skills. After a year, Angret moved to Paris to work and learn French. It was in Paris that Angret and her girlfriends ran into a group of dashing young U.S. airmen. One of those young airmen turned out to be the love of her life, her husband of 53 years, Ron Piasecki. Angret and Ron traveled to the U.S. in 1964 and continued their adventures, moving often as their careers advanced. They most treasured their time living in American Samoa and Saipan, where Ron worked on special assignments for the federal government. After Ron retired, Angret accepted a post at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, where they spent an exciting 2 years traveling throughout Russia, Turkey, Italy and Germany. After Angret retired from the U.S. State Department, they discovered their perfect retirement life on the Gulf of Mexico in Shell Point, Florida. Angret soon became very active in the community and volunteered for many activities, including the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and Friends of Wakulla Springs State Park. Many will remember Angret's love of gardening, she was a Florida Master Gardener, Treasurer of the Iris Garden Club and a member of the Florida Native Plant Society, Sarracenia Chapter, among many other groups. Angret is survived by her beloved husband Ron Piasecki, daughters Audrine Finnerty and Tonya (Rob) Rochette, grandchildren Becky Finnerty (fiancé Chris Wright), Abby Rochette and Chad Rochette, sister-in-law Mary Moen and many nieces and nephews in both the U.S. and Germany. The family would like to thank Big Bend Hospice for their support, the caregivers at Hopewell In-Home Care Agency, especially Katessia, Jamesia, Cierra and Tyalliah and all of their many wonderful friends and neighbors. A Celebration of Angret's life will be held in Shell Point on Sunday, January 15th at 2:00 pm on the Gulf at the home of Sue and Dave Damon, 138 Walker Creek Drive, Crawfordville, FL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Friends of Wakulla Springs State Park http://wakullasprings.org/support-the-friends/ . Beggs Funeral Home - Apalachee Chapel, 3322 Apalachee Parkway Tallahassee, Fl 32311, (850) 942-2929 beggsfuneralhomes.net , has been entrusted with arrangements.
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