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Margaret Patricia "Peggy" (Moore) Roach
August 31, 2022


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Margaret “Peggy” Roach (nee Moore), of Westwood, MA and formerly of Dysart, Co. Roscommon, Ireland passed away in the comfort of her loving family on August 31, 2022. Beloved wife of James Roach for 60 years. Cherished mother of Eileen Murray (Woodbridge, VA), Sheila (Copper Mountain, CO), Brian (New Haven, CT), Carmel and her husband Dan Bergeron (Medway, MA), Deirdre and her husband Bartley Leech (Athenry, Galway). Grandmother of Colin, Fiona, Roisin, Nora, Aoife, Kieran, Lorcan, Aidan, Sinead, Caitriona, Martin and Mairead. Great-grandmother of Saoirse and Sinead. Sister of Maura (Ballygar, Galway), George (Dysart, Roscommon), Rory (Stoughton, MA), Sr. Lena (Roscommon), Francis (Stoughton, MA), Vincent (West Roxbury, MA), Joe (Ballinasloe, Galway) and Sr. Rita (Wicklow). Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins in the US, UK and Ireland. Predeceased by her sister Bernadette (Cheltenham, UK).

Peggy immigrated to Boston in 1956 where she worked for the New England Telephone Company on the long distance lines. She met Jim at the Hibernian Hall on Dudley St in Roxbury and they married in 1961. They lived in Westwood for 59 years where they raised 5 children and were parishioners of St. Denis parish and she volunteered in the CCD office. For 33 years, she was the CFO of American Milling Company which she co-founded with Jim in 1979. Peggy was an active member of the Irish Cultural Centre, Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann, the Roscommon Association of Boston, the Irish Music Club of Greater Boston, and Norwood Irish Music Club.

Peggy loved meeting friends at ceilis and Irish social dances, walking with Jim at Castle Island and with friends in Islington, spending time with her grandchildren, going on cruises, and cheering on the Celtics and Red Sox.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours in St. Denis Church, 157 Washington Street, Westwood on Friday, September 2, 2022 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. On Saturday September 3rd there will be visitation in the church from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 o’clock. To livestream the mass please visit: Burial will follow at New Westwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Peg’s memory may be made to The Irish Cultural Centre of Greater Boston (, the Boston Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann (, or a charity of your choice. To leave a condolence message for Peggy’s family, please visit:

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Gormley Funeral Service
2055 Centre Street
West Roxbury, MA 02132