ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Peggy D. Fadden, 58, passed away May 2, 2011, from a sudden illness at Hospice House Woodside in St. Petersburg, Fla., surrounded by her loving friends and family.
She was born on Sept. 3, 1952, in Syracuse to Robert L. and Dorris White Fadden. Peggy was a graduate of William Nottingham High School in Syracuse with the Class of 1970.
She lived and worked in upstate New York until the late 1980s, then relocated to Florida, where she became a full-time resident.
She was a people person, enjoyed contact with the public, and was loved as a friend, co-worker and care giver.
She worked for AAA as a sales representative, the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and lastly Friends of Strays animal shelter. Peggy maintained long-distance friendships and considered them all part of her large extended family.
Combing beaches collecting shells, walking barefoot in the sand and listening to the soothing surf were some of her favorite pastimes. She enjoyed Florida’s wildlife, native birds, turtles and manatees. Every squirrel and bird had a name, and she took great pleasure in feeding and greeting them daily from her hot tub on the lanai.
She always thought of others before herself, and for several years Peggy cared for her aging parents, making numerous visits a day, ensuring that their every need was satisfied. She put her own life on hold and made sacrifices to honor the wishes of her parents to stay together in the comfort of their own home.
She is survived by her brother Larry R. Fadden (Renee); two nephews: Michael Fadden and Jacob Fadden; niece Amanda Watson (Andrew); two grand-nieces: Sophia Watson and Genevieve Watson, all of Selah, Wash.; William Brantley, her life partner of St Petersburg, Fla.; and COSMO the cockatiel.
She was predeceased by her parents Robert and Dorris Fadden in 2010.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. June 10 at the M.B. Clark Funeral Home in Lake Placid.
Donations in Peggy’s memory may be made to the Suncoast Hospice Foundation, 5771 Roosevelt Boulevard, Clearwater, Fla. 33760.