Margaret Anne 'Peg' Kirwan, 81 Margaret Anne Kirwan (Flynn), 81, of Rumford, R.I., and formerly of Bulls Head, Staten Island, N.Y., passed away on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, surrounded by her children. She was the wife of 50 years of the late Thomas W. Kirwan. Peg was born Sept. 5, 1935, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the only child of Henrietta (Litts) and Matthew Flynn. Peg is survived by her children, Christine (Michael) Rogers of Rumford, R.I., Thomas (Donna) of Mesa, Ariz., and John (Leslie) of Brownwood, Texas. To her grandchildren, she was "G-Ma" and she will be greatly missed by Michael, Matthew, Margaret, Katherine, Anne and Daniel Rogers, and Lena and Erin Kirwan. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Margaret Guglielmelli, and her niece and nephew, Donna (Carl) Bak of Staten Island, and Alfred (Tami) Guglielmelli. She also leaves her grandnephew, Steven. Peg was an involved member of her children's school and parish community of St. Adalbert's in Elm Park. She served as president of the Mother's Club, chair of the Parish Catholic Charity Appeal, Eucharistic minister, Girl Scout leader and ceramics teacher in the after school program. She was the school librarian at St. Adalbert's for many years and worked at Macy's in Staten Island before her retirement and move to Rhode Island in 2004. The funeral for Mrs. Kirwan will be Monday at 9 a.m. from the Manning-Heffern Funeral Home, 68 Broadway, Pawtucket, R.I. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Margaret's Church, 1098 Pawtucket Ave., Rumford, at 10 a.m. Her burial will be in Mt. St. Mary's Cemetery, Pawtucket. The calling hours will be Sunday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Izzy Foundation http://theizzyfoundation.org/ ) P.O. Box 2326, Providence, R.I. 02906 would be appreciated. The Izzy Foundation provides services and support to families with children who have debilitating diseases, a favorite cause of Peg's. For directions and guestbook signatures, please visit manningheffern.com .
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