MARGARET ‘PEGGY’ ANN (DURFEE) WEST

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CHARLOTTE, Vt. — Margaret “Peggy” Ann (Durfee) West, 92, died on Sept. 13, 2015 in her Charlotte home. She was born Nov. 11, 1922 in Burlington to Margaret “Peg” (Spaulding) Durfee and Dr. Herbert A. Durfee, professor and head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Vermont.

Peggy was predeceased by her husband of 64 years, Russell C. West; her son Russell West Jr.; her sisters Nancy Durfee and Mary Jane (Durfee) Jenkins. Her brother, Dr. Herbert Durfee Jr. died on September 21, 2015. Peggy graduated from Burlington High School and University of Vermont (’44), where she was a Pi Beta Phi member. After graduation she studied and worked in photography in New York City.

Peggy and Russ married in 1946, had six children and moved from Burlington to Bridgewater to North Carolina to Mississauga, Ontario to Ste. Agathe, Quebec and in 1979 settled back home in Vermont.

While Peggy’s focus was always her family, she enjoyed curling and bowling, eventually joining her mother’s bowling team.

She is survived by her children Margaret Adamson (Barry), Claude West (Christina), Patricia West, Mary West and Gary West (Deborah); grandchildren Alex, Dan (Carolyn), Christy (Cory), Stephanie (Jo) and Cristina, Sarah (Mike), Russell, Amy, and Jessica; great grandchildren Toby, Tyler, Oscar and Lucas; and many nieces and nephews.

A gravesite family service will be held at Riverside Cemetery in Woodstock at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 4. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Champlain Valley Agency on Aging (CVAA), 76 Pearl St., Suite 201, Essex Junction, VT 05452, or to a charity of one’s choice. An online guest book can be found at cabotfh.com