Margaret Wesp

Obituary of Margaret Wesp

Margaret "Peggy" Brabson Wesp, age 92, passed away from natural causes on February 21, 2013, surrounded by her loving family at home. She was born on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 1920, in Kingston, NJ a few houses away from where she lived most of her life, raising her two children, William and Constance, with her spouse of 71 years, Philip A. Wesp, who died in 2011. Daughter of the late John and Catherine Brabson, she was pre-deceased by her only sibling, a brother John, Jr. She grew up in Kingston and attended Princeton High School, graduating in 1938. She married her high school sweetheart on February 3, 1940 accompanying him to Fayetteville, NC where Phil served in the U.S. Army during World War II. During her life, she mentored many young girls in 4-H, sharing her enjoyment of cooking, sewing, crocheting and knitting. She and Phil loved visiting new places, especially in their "Little Castle" ��" the travel trailer they owned for many years. They also toured Ireland, Hawaii, and Canada. Entertaining for family was her greatest joy. Peggy enjoyed Yankees baseball with Phil and watching Lawrence Welk. A lifelong communicant of St. Paul Roman Catholic Church in Princeton, NJ, she greatly appreciated the many visits to her home by Monsignor Walter Nolan and Monsignor Joseph Rosie. She is survived by her son, Bill Wesp, of Plainsboro, and his wife MaryLu; her daughter, Connie Jurrens, of Kingston, and her husband, Gerry. She treasured her grandchildren: John Wesp (spouse Tiffany), twins Ronald Wesp and Judy Wuensch (spouse Benton), Curtis Jurrens, and Kevin Jurrens (spouse Amber). Peggy had 7 great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter. At the family's request, there will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held, 11:00 am on Monday, February 25, 2013 at St. Paul Church, 214 Nassau Street, Princeton followed by internment in the family plot at the Kingston Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Kingston First Aid & Rescue Squad (Kingston, NJ 08528) or to Princeton Hospice (208 Bunn Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540) Arrangements are under the direction of the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home.
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