Marguerite “Peggy” I. (Barnard) Alley of Dracut
Marguerite “Peggy” (Barnard) Alley, 94, of Dracut, MA left her earthly home and made her way to heaven on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at Lowell General Hospital. She was married to the late Oscar W. Alley, Jr., who passed away in 2012 after 64 years of marriage.
Born in Lowell, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Margaret (Riley) Barnard and attended Cambridge public schools as a child. Peggy and her husband raised their children in Somerville where she had many friends.
She retired from her position at Tufts University in 1986. Peggy was a long time member of the Cambridge Church of the Nazarene where she served faithfully in many capacities. One of her greatest joys was sharing flannel graph bible stories with the children during Jr. Church. After moving to Tewksbury then Dracut, Peggy became a devoted member of the Lowell First Church of the Nazarene where she enjoyed singing in the choir and being involved in the Mary Martha Society. She loved her family and took pleasure in watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren play and grow.
She is survived by her daughter Carol Linton of Pelham, NH and her son Charles Alley and wife Judith of Milford, MA; her grandchildren Kristi and her husband Christopher Knepp of Dracut, Timothy Linton of Braintree, Joshua and his wife Alysha Alley of Auburn, Michael Alley of Milford, and Matthew Alley of Milford; her great –grandchildren Kelsey Knepp, Ashley Knepp, Sydney Knepp, Cylex Knepp and Joshua “JJ” Alley Jr.; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Fern Burgess, Norma Anderson, and the mother-in -law of the late Robert Linton.
Visiting hours Monday 4 to 8 P.M at Dolan Funeral Home 106 Middlesex St. N. Chelmsford, MA. Funeral Tuesday at 11:00 at Lowell First Church of the Nazarene 1195 Varnum Ave. Lowell, MA. Burial in the Oakland Cemetery, Dracut, at a later date. Memorials may be made in her name to the Mary Martha Society at Lowell First Church of the Nazarene. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLANFUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.