Margaret “Peggy” Martini (née Myers), 72, of Bogota passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 24th, 2020. She is survived and loved by her husband, Charles (Chuck) Martini, her two sons and daughters-in-law, Edward and Kristen and Michael and Sallyann, her sister, Deborah Reed, two sisters-in-law, Mary Gallione and Nancy Martini and four grandchildren, Zachary, Stella, Tyler and Ryan.
Peggy was born on May 30th, 1948 in Huntington, NY to Walter and Evelyn Myers (née Waldrip). She grew up in Northport, NY where in 1966 she met Chuck on a blind date and fell in love. They were married on June 2nd, 1968 and danced to their song, “Strangers in the Night”. Charles and Peggy lived in Fort Lee and Leonia before settling into their home in Bogota in 1976 where they raised their sons and dedicated themselves to their community.
Peggy’s commitment to helping others was evident from early on. At the age of 18 she was part of a work study program for the Northport High School, where she received an award for her dedication and excellence in her performance as a secretary and seeing the program through.
She was very involved with her church community of St Joseph’s R. C. Church as a Eucharistic Minister, visiting the sick and an active volunteer in Parish School PTA as a class mother. She passionately cared about helping the less fortunate, volunteering with Meals on Wheels and helping the Center for Food Action, feeding those who needed support the most.
Her dedication to the community continued into her career, working as an assistant for the Office of the Bergen County Executive and County Police Department. In 2010 she was licensed as a Real Estate Salesperson for Friedberg Properties and in 2015 joined Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty and has been a multiple recipient of the Circle of Excellence Award.
Peggy’s greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren, spoiling them with treats and watching movies with them like The Wizard of Oz and Mary Poppins when they were sick. She always kept a drawer of matchbox cars in the coffee table for when the kids would come over and would sit for hours on the front steps with them watching cars go by. The stuffed animals in her home brought as much joy to her as it did for the children.
Funeral services for the family are being arranged by Petrik Funeral home, with visitation on Sunday, December 27th from 1-4 pm at Riewerts Memorial Home in Bergenfield, NJ and the funeral Mass on Monday, December 28th at 11am at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Tenafly, NJ. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Center for Food Action https://cfanj.org/donate-funds-today/
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