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Margaret "Peggy"’s Story

This is Susan, Peggy's daughter. My mom suffered a massive stroke Wednesday morning. My brother, Edward, who lives with her, was surprised to find mom still in bed at 9am. He was more surprised to find her unable to get up, and moaning. Her entire right side was paralyzed. He called 9-1-1. The ambulance arrived within minutes (though for Ed it felt interminable) and she was taken to Exeter Hospital. They diagnosed the situation as a massive stroke on the left-side of her brain caused by an aterial fibrillation. And this is where our journey begins....
(2/2/14): This site began with my mother's stroke on March 27, 2013.  Peggy's journey has been one rocky road through the elder "care" system. Read through the journal, and you'll get that sense. But she is a determined and strong spirit.  That's why her nickname is "Hurricane Peg."

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Burying a Hurricane in Hurricane Season

Good morning, Peg Nation,


I'm not sure how many of you are still receiving these notices, but I'm hoping some still are and this is enough time to make some plans.


Because my mom died in February, which is notoriously cold and was extremely snowy in New Hampshire this year, we were not able to bury her at the time of her funeral. So, instead, we will be burying her on Sunday, June 29th, at St. Andrew's-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Rye Beach, NH. Her ashes will be with my dad's in the church's cemetery. The plan is to have her burial service at 11:30am, after the Eucharistic service at the little summer chapel.


If you were unable to attend her funeral on February 15th, my brothers and I invite you to be part of her burial.