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Celia "Peg" McGhee

November 12, 1929 ~ May 7, 2020 (age 90)


Celia “Peg” McGhee, 90, of Hillsdale, NY passed away on Thursday May 7, 2020 at home surrounded by her loving daughters.


She was born on November 12, 1929 in Hudson, NY to Ira and Celia (VanderBiesen) Stalker.


Celia was a graduate of Roeliff Jansen High School in 1947 and Albany Business College in 1948. She later worked at the Hotchkiss School as secretary to the headmaster.


On March 5, 1949 she married Floyd McGhee and became a stay at home mother and homemaker. Her husband predeceased her on January 12, 2009, after 59 years of marriage.


Celia loved her family with all of her heart and her home was referred to as “Grand Central Station”.

She was a wonderful wife, mom, grandma and great-grandma and will be missed greatly by her adoring family.


She is survived by three daughters and their partners, Sandra Whiteman (Neil Crawford), Kathy Giulian (Mike) and Sally Herrick (Philip). She also leaves three grandchildren: Scott Grenon, John Grenon and Amber Herrick, as well as an “adopted” grandson, Joe Gherardi;   three great-grandchildren: Harmony Grenon, Khloey and Khyia Simmons - Grenon. In addition she is also survived by a sister, Janetta McCauley and a cousin Beth Kilmer. She also leaves her four grand dogs Lily, Jack, Manuel and Enu.


Due to the COVID – 19 Pandemic, a private service for immediate family members will be held on Monday May 11, 2020 at the Peck and Peck Funeral Home in Copake with the Rev. Kenneth Phesay officiating.


Interment will follow in the North Hillsdale Cemetery.


In memory of Celia, kindly consider donating to either the Columbia-Greene Humane Society or the Wounded Warriors Project c/o Peck and Peck Funeral Home, PO Box D, Copake NY 12516.


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