HIGHGATE CENTER — Peggy Ann Perry, age 85 years, died late Monday afternoon Jan. 12, 2015, in the Northwestern Medical Center.

Born in Hyde Park, Vt., on Nov. 9, 1929, she was the daughter of the late John Geddes and Ida (St. Onge) Moran. She graduated from the Loomis Chafee Girls School and later received her BA Degree in Philosophy from Vasseur College.

Peggy began her teaching career at Cornwall Academy in Great Barrington, Massachusetts from 1961 to 1972. She subsequently taught at schools in Los Angeles, California and Vermont including the Highgate Elementary School. She was also the proprietor of R&J Snack Bar in Highgate Center from 1977 until 1988. Peggy lived her life courageously with Multiple Sclerosis for 50 years, defying doctor’s predictions that she would never be able to have children or a professional career. She was a very enthusiastic follower of sports and politics and a devoted reader.

She leaves her son, John Perry of Highgate Center, a daughter, Melissa Perry and her husband, Shamet, of Chevy Chase, Maryland and two grandchildren Justin and David.

Friends may begin to call Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, at 2 p.m. at The Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Avenue Swanton. A time of remembrance will take place at 2:30 p.m. led by Peggy’s son John Perry.

Friends of Peggy are invited to bring a written passage or page from a favorite book, which they will be able to read in remembrance of her. In lieu of flowers, gifts in Peggy’s memory may be made to The Highgate Public Library, 17 Mill Hill Road, Highgate Center, 05459.

To offer private online condolences please visit: www.kiddermemorialhome.com.