Margaret M. Smith
Margaret M. "Peggy" Smith, 87, of Kingsway Arms Nursing Center, died Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at Ellis Hospital. Peggy was born in Johnstown, NY to the late William and Margaret Farrell Smith and had lived in Schenectady most of her life. She was a graduate of the former Nott Terrace High School and Mildred Elley. Peggy had a long and productive career, as a secretary, at the General Electric Company, starting at the age of 18, retiring at age 83. Peggy was one of the longest tenured employees at GE. She enjoyed cooking and gardening. Peggy was predeceased by her sister, Katherine Ann Gatzemeyer and brother-in-law, Jack B. Gatzemeyer. She is survived by her nieces and nephew, Mary Agnes (Mario D'Onghia) of Florence, Italy, John Jacob (Annmarie) Gatzemeyer of Hillsborough, NJ and Margaret Elizabeth (Jonathan) Collins of Fairfield, CT; great-nieces and nephews, Morgan and Lyndsey Gatzemeyer, Jack and Lucy Collins. Relatives and friends and friends are invited to attend the funeral which will begin Friday, Feb. 17 at 10:15 a.m. at the Gleason funeral Home and at 11 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church where the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. There will be no calling hours. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Johnstown, in the spring. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101.
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