Margaret A. Eaton

April 1, 2013

WATERTOWN, N.Y.  —   Margaret Ann “Peggy” Eaton, 79, of 433 Bugbee Dr., passed Monday, April 1, at her home where she was under the care of her family and Hospice of Jefferson County.

A memorial service will be noon April 20 at Hart & Bruce Funeral Home, Watertown.

Born Dec. 4, 1933, in Scranton, Pa., the daughter of John and Alice Malia Fitzpatrick, she graduated from St. Patrick’s High School in Binghamton.

She married Lyle V. Eaton on Oct. 10, 1959, at St. Patrick’s Church in Binghamton where the couple resided until 1982. They moved to Watertown where she worked in sales and as an interior decorator at Sperling’s Furniture Store up until she retired.

She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and family.

Among her survivors are her loving husband of 53 years, Lyle V. Eaton, Watertown; two daughters and their husbands, Mary K. and James M. Rhodes, Lockport, and Ann M. and Michael J. Wheaton, Greensboro, N.C.; a son and his wife, James L. and Julie L. Eaton, Watertown; five grandchildren, Michael and Heather Rhodes, Joshua and Justin Wheaton and Kayla Eaton; a sister, Mary Forester, Binghamton; several nieces and nephews.

Donations may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601.

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Information provided by Hart & Bruce Funeral Home and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.