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Margaret Edna Cosgrove, 96, Ambitious Spirit, Rock of the Family

Friends will be received Sunday from 1-3 p.m. at Hayes-Huling & Carmon Funeral Home in Granby.

Margaret Edna Cosgrove, 96, Ambitious Spirit, Rock of the Family
Obituary from Legacy.com, published in The Hartford Courant from June 19 to June 20, 2014.

Margaret Edna Cosgrove, 96, of Granby and Colchester, passed away Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at Apple Rehabilitation of Colchester.

She was born in East Hartford on June 13, 1918, daughter of the late James M. Gorman and Laura E. (Morse) Gorman, and graduated from Bloomfield High School in 1937.

Peg married John Francis Cosgrove on January 24, 1942 and the happy couple shared 66 blessed years together before his passing in 2008. In addition to her husband, Peg was predeceased by her daughter Carol Cosgrove and grandson, John Demars.

Those left to treasure her memory include her son and his wife, William and Patricia Cosgrove of Marlborough; grandchildren, Kimberly and Robert Richards of Granby, Tammy Felker of Sussex, NJ, Jacqueline and Michael Phillips of Mount Pleasant, SC, Jonathan Cosgrove of Washington D.C., and David Cosgrove of Royal Oak, MI; great-grandchildren, Robert and Nicholas Richards, Marissa and Margaret Felker, and John, Jessica, and Katie Phillips. She also leaves a family of caregivers and friends at Apple Rehab of Colchester as well as her beloved cat, Muffin who now resides in Granby.

Marrying her husband just after the U.S. entered into World War II, Peg was a fearless and very spirited young woman with career ambitions. She was working at Travelers Insurance when she met her future husband, John, and later became a Postal Clerk with the Granby Post Office, retiring in 1983. She then furthered her career an additional 10 years working for CIGNA from which she retired several times.

Peg was a lifetime member of the Eastern Star, attended South Congregational Church in Granby, and she enjoyed gardening, knitting, golfing, dancing and attending a good party.

The most important part of her life was her family, of which she was the center, the rock.

Her family will receive friends on Sunday from 1-3 p.m. at Hayes-Huling & Carmon Funeral Home, 364 Salmon Brook St., in Granby with a private graveside service to be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Apple Rehab of Colchester Recreation Department, 36 Broadway St., Colchester, CT 06415. To sign her online guestbook and send notes of condolence, please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com.

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