Margaret E. “Peggy” Gibbons Beggan

Margaret E. “Peggy” Gibbons Beggan, nee McLaughlin, beloved wife of the late Stephen Gibbons, Native of Co. Mayo and the late James Beggan, Native of Co. Antrim, Ireland; loving mother of Sheila (Joe “Mac”) Harris, Kevin, Barbara (Austin) Hester, Patrick (Kathleen), Margaret and the late Stephen; proud grandmother of 11 and great-grandmother of 15; dear sister of the late Mary (Timothy) O’Connor, Catherine (Cyril “Mac”) McNamee, Anna Marie “Nancy” (Patrick) Gavin; fond aunt, great-aunt and great-great-aunt of many. Peggy lived a rich and full life full of laughter and music. She enjoyed her years at Bell Telephone, Elmhurst Clinic, time spent as a CPD Crossing guard, Senior Center Volunteer and especially time spent with the St. Francis Xavier Parish Liturgical and Musical groups. Peggy was a member of the Westside Ulster Club and always loved to spend time singing and dancing to Irish traditional music. Visitation Sunday, 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Gibbons Funeral Home, 134 South York Road, (½ mile North of Saint Charles Road), Elmhurst. Friends and family will meet for a Mass of Christian Burial Monday, 10:00 a.m. at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 124 North Spring, (At Ogden), LaGrange. Interment Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Hillside. For funeral information please call 630-832-0018 or

Memorial Service Program





3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Gibbons Funeral Home
134 South York Road
Elmhurst, IL 60126






10:00 a.m. at
Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church
124 N. Spring
LaGrange, IL





Following Mass
Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery
1400 South Wolf Road
Hillside, Illinois 60162


10 comments on “Margaret E. “Peggy” Gibbons Beggan
  1. Kathleen Greaney says:

    Aunt Peggy we will all miss you so very, very much. Yet we are all so grateful to have had you as long as we did. Spending time with you over the years and Kathleen Thursdays recently will always remain “priceless” to me! You are so loved. Kathleen, John, Mary Kay, Sean, Kevin, Colleen and their families

  2. Colleen & family. says:

    What a beautiful picture of a beautiful woman. Aunt Peggy will be greatly missed by us all.

  3. Gabriel Slowey says:

    Sorry to hear of Auntie Peggy’s passing. She was always so elegant and a delightful singer. My happiest memory is her singing Ave Maria at Uncle Dave’s Mass.

  4. Anne Oliva says:

    From the Oliva Family – sending our heart-felt prayers and thoughts for Peggy. She has always been a bright spot in our lives, a wonderful neighbor and friend. Remembering all of you in our prayers as well.

  5. Catherine MacDonald says:

    Our deepest sympathy to all of Peggy’s family. Peggy was such a beautiful lady inside and out. We were blessed to know her when she married Jimmy. We send our thoughts and prayers for all.

    Catherine MacDonald and Family

  6. Patricia says:

    So sorry to hear of Peggy’s passing. We all have such fond memories of your time spent with us in Roslea. Condolences to all your family.
    Patricia Beagan and children.

  7. Heartfelt and prayerful condolences from the Chicago Police Chaplains. Peggy will be remembered at the Police Mass on Sunday, 14 JAN, 11:00 a.m. at Mercy Home – 1140 W. Jackson Blvd. In the meantime, may family and friends know the healing touch of our all-loving, all-merciful God! [ or 312/738-7588]

  8. Rosaleen Hannon says:

    Condolences to all of Auntie Peggy’s family. She was a special warm hearted lady.There should be a good party up above when she arrives.Rosaleen Slowey Hannon

  9. lois kahn says:

    She was very inspirational to me and a very good mother

  10. Vance says:

    My deepest condolences to the family. May you all find solace in the many fond memories you’ve made with Mrs. Peggy. I’m confident the God of all comfort will be there for you, and may you be there for one another during this most difficult time. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)

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