Margaret "Peggy" Hoskyns

Obituary of Margaret "Peggy" Hoskyns

CEDARVILLE-HERKIMER – Margaret “Peggy” N. Hoskyns, age 95, formerly of Herkimer and Cedarville, passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at Valley Health Services after a long illness, with her family by her side.


She was born on May 15, 1922 in Ilion, the daughter of Joseph and Regina “Maude” (Morissette) Norman.  Margaret graduated from Ilion High School in 1940 and attended HCCC.  At one time, she was married to James H. Whalen.  On October 24, 1959, she was married to William “Bill” Hoskyns in Ilion.  He died on December 22, 1983.  She was employed at Revco Drug Store in Phoenix, AZ, for 11 years retiring in 1991.  In her early years, she worked at Derby Sportswear & Knitting Mill and Herkimer Tool & Model Co.  Mrs. Hoskyns was a member of Sts. Anthony & Joseph Church, Herkimer, Cedarville Fire Dept. Auxiliary, Home League, Salvation Army since 1952, Herkimer K of C Progressive Pinocole, and at one time, was a member of Cooperative Extension & Home Bureau, Millers Mills.  Margaret also enjoyed crocheting, knitting, history, and taught crafts.


Surviving family members include her 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret “Dollie” and William “Bill” Pratt, of Cedarville, NY, Sharon (Bond) and Earl Kellogg, of Frankfort, and Audrey and Chester “Chet” Stothers, of Cedarville; her son, James “Jim” B. Whalen and his husband, Tony Crisp, of Norfolk, VA; her adopted daughter, Linda Pratt, of Cedarville; her 2 step-sons, William Hoskins and his wife, Marilyn, of Glendale, AZ, and Leslie Hoskyns, of Walnut Creek, CA; 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 19 great-great grandchildren; her sister-in-law, Florida (Tripolone) Norman, of Rochester; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.


She was predeceased by her husband, Bill; infant daughter, Bonnie Lynn Hoskyns; and her brother, Joseph “Dick” Norman.


Friends and relatives are invited to attend Margaret’s graveside services at 2:00 p.m., Monday, June 12, 2017, at the Cedarville Cemetery, with Father Quy Vo, officiating.  The Cedarville Fire Dept. Auxiliary will also conduct their White Rose Ceremony.


In keeping with Margaret’s wishes, there are no scheduled calling hours.


The family wishes to thank the staff of Valley Health Services for their excellent care, compassion and kindness given to their mother.


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In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to Cedarville Fire Dept., 960 State Route 51, Ilion, NY 13357, or National Parkinson Foundation, 200 SE 1st. Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131.  Envelopes will also be available at the cemetery service.


Margaret’s service arrangements and supervision were prearranged and entrusted to Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home original location at 102 West St., Ilion, NY 13357 (315-895-7722), Don Applegate, Funeral Director.