Margaret J. 'Peggy' Becker

margaret j. 'peggy' becker
Hilton: July 27, 2011, peacefully at home after a courageous battle with cancer at age 55. Peggy is predeceased by her parents Paul & Elizabeth Meagher; sister, Mariann Lamuraglia; father and mother-in-law, Fred & Carol Becker; sister-in-law, Linda (Becker) Burgmaster. She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Fred Becker; children, Colleen (Shane) Surek & Daniel Becker; sisters, Winnie (Mike) Carletta & Kathleen (Tim) Lincoln; brothers, Paul (Linda) Meagher & Michael (Sher) Meagher; sister-in-law, Beth Ann (Brian) Bryce; brother-in-law, David (Valerie) Becker; beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Peggy was a loving wife and devoted mother and will be sadly missed by all who knew her. She was employed for over 30 years for Bausch & Lomb, ending her career as a marketing manager. Peggy was also a devoted volunteer for the American Cancer Society, Toast to Hope events. Friends may call Thursday, July 28th, 2-4 & 7-9 P.M. and Friday, July 29th, 4-7 P.M. at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, Greece Chapel, 1075 Long Pond Road. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, July 30th, 9:30 A.M. at St. Mark's Church, 54 Kuhn Road. Interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery will follow Mass. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to American Cancer Society c/o Toast to Hope, 1120 S. Goodman Street, Rochester NY 14620 or to Pluta Cancer Center, 125 Red Creek Drive, Rochester NY 14623 in her memory.

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  1. A bright shining light in all our lives has dimmed. We extend our condolences to the Becker and Meagher families.

  2. Dear Fred, Colleen and Daniel,
    Thank you for sharing your precious Mom with all of us! She represented joy and a positive attitude that none of us will forget. We were blessed to laugh with her, work with her and be touched by her. She created community in the way she loved and showed others how to love. I pray that every day you will carry a bit of her incredible Irish spirit around with you and you will continue to be the joy that she shared so easily. May God bless you and hold you close to his heart as you remember her. With love, Janice Llewellyn

  3. Dear Fred, Colleen, and Daniel: You know how much I loved Peg. She was a great wife, mother and friend. I am so blessed to have had her in my life. She is at peace with the angels now.

    God looked around His garden
    And He found an empty place
    He then looked down upon the earth
    And saw your precious face

    He put His arms around you
    And lifted you to rest;
    God’s Garden must be beautiful
    He always takes the best.

    He knew that you were suffering
    He knew you were in pain
    He knew you’d never ever
    Get well on earth again.

    So He closed your weary eyelids
    And whispered ‘Peace be thine’
    Then He took you up to Heaven
    With Hands so gentle and kind.

    It broke our hearts to lose you
    But you did not go alone,
    For part of us went with you
    The day God welcomed you home.

  4. Dear Fred, Colleen, Shane and Daniel, and all of Peggy’s dear family

    We are grieving along with you, and share your loss – it is immeasurable.

    We will be there for you tomorrow and all the days to come.

    We love you guys – Kathy & Mike

  5. Dear Fred, With our deepest sympathy to you & your family, we are so sad to hear the news of Peggy’s passing. She always had such a warm infectious smile about her. May the happy memories you shared always bring you comfort and help ease your pain.

  6. Fred,

    I wish to express my deepest sympathy to you and your children.

    I met you and Peggy back in the late 1970’s when I worked with her at B&L. Peggy was always a pleasure to be around and loved by her co workers. More importantly, I am sure that she is a wonderful wife and mother. I say that in the present tense because I am sure that she is still with you and your family.

    Joe DuBois

  7. I am Pam’s little sister so I remember Peggy when I was a little kid and I always loved it when she came over to see Pam. She always had time for me even though I was just a kid. I don’t expect you to remember me but I want to let you know how sorry I am and I will be praying for you and your family. I pray that God will comfort you during your time of grief and please know that she is no longer in suffering and she is with our savior . ‘And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be anymore pain: for the former things are passed away (Rev 21: 4). Please take care.

  8. I enjoyed Peggy’s company while working at B&L. She provided a cheerful demeanor everyday and could be counted on for a laugh or two.

    While time and a change in career has kept us apart, I still remember her smile as if I was still working with her day in and day out.

    My condolences to her family.

    Yours truly,


  9. Knowing and being part of Peg’s circle of friends has been my privilege. All who knew Peg loved her…no ifs or buts about it. To me, Peg is already a saint and I will pray to her and for her. Lessons learned from Peg are many: generosity, laughter, friendship, love much, acceptance, give, embrace life, patience, tenacity, don’t complain…be a good friend.
    Love you, Peg,

  10. My deepest sympathy to the Becker family. Peggy was such a wonderful soul, courageous and an inspiration to all of us so blessed to have known her. Her laughter was contagious.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  11. My heart aches for your loss. Peggy was an incredible woman. She had more optimisim and enthusiasm than anyone I’ve ever known. You could not help but feel good when she was near you. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family.

  12. My heart goes out to all of you. I haven’t seen Peggy in over 30 years, but I feel such a loss. ‘Margaret’ was the very first friend I made at Nazareth and we were so close for those four years. She was so much fun to be around…….all we did was laugh and joke around!! She always teased me because I called her Margaret when we met. I’ll miss my dear friend who touched my life forever. God Bless her beautiful family

  13. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Peggy was such a vibrant and beautiful person. Suzanne Dobson, Pam Thoren and Peggy were the best of friends and I know they will miss her dearly. Peace be with you all.

    Donna and Nick Hober, Manchester, NH

  14. Peggy my friend, for all the wonderful times we had together, the wine, the dancing, the crying, and the late nights working to make sure the Sales meetings were a success. I will miss you amd that wonderful strength and positive attitude. I know you are not far.

    To Those Let Behind,
    You had this angel for many years, smile she is still with you. She touched many lives and we are all the better for it. Thank you for sharing her.

    Love Cee

  15. Peggy was my field sales correspondent early on in my 30 year career with B&L. She was a ‘kick’, always enjoyed a good joke or fun story. She had an infectious laugh and wonderful sense of humor. At subsequent meeetings in Rochester and, prior to my retirement, I always made it a point to spend some ‘fun’ time with her. My condolances to her family.

  16. To all the Becker Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Peggy’s passing. She was truly a remarkable person. So many wonderful memories of her while our children were growing up on Northfield Rd. She will be missed by all who knew her. RIP Peggy you will always be remembered. Love to you all.

    Donna (Rinaudo) Hutchinson and Family

  17. To Peggy’s Family, I was so sad to learn that Peggy had passed away. I went to high school with Peggy. We shared in the Margaret/Peggy thing. She was such a nice girl, always had a smile and a pleasant word to say. I haven’t seen her since high school but I never forgot her. My heart goes out to all of you.

  18. To the Becker family….heaven has gained another angel. We are deeply sorry for your loss and hope all your warm memories will comfort you in the days ahead….

  19. To the Becker/ Meagher Families

    We loved Peggy’s spirit and Irish wit,and we will miss her wonderful smile and
    contagious laughter. What a model of courage she was for all of us.

    Love, The Kearney cousins !!!

  20. We are very sad to head about your Mom-Wife-Sister-friend passing We will keep your family in our prayers
    Kathy and Chris

  21. You were an inspiration to all who knew you. You fought every step of the way & gave back so much. I am honored to be one of the few who you touched with your courage & kindness. You will be so dearly missed. Rest in Peace my dear friend & know that we will continue to battle this horrible disease. Much love to you & your family.

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