Margaret J. “Peggy” Griffiths
Margaret J. “Peggy” Griffiths passed away peacefully on December 26, 2023, following a long illness, at the age of 83. She was born on March 1, 1940, in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, to her late parents, James B. Sharkey and Mary F. Sharkey (nee Cullinane).
Peggy is survived by her loving children, Beth Griffiths Browning, James Griffiths, and Meghan Griffiths Reed, along with their respective spouses: Colin Browning, Pamela Griffiths, and David Reed. She was a cherished grandmother to Anna Browning, Caroline Browning, Hannah Griffiths, Chloe Griffiths Beamer, Lillian Griffiths, and Kathleen Reed.
Peggy was preceded in death by her beloved spouse, Stuart Malcolm Griffiths Jr, and their son, Stuart Malcolm Griffiths III.
Peggy had a distinguished career in nursing and academia. She held various roles throughout her career, including RN, MSN, AOCN, and CNE. Peggy served as a Professor Emeritus at Thomas Jefferson University School of Nursing and also as an Assistant Dean at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. Her dedication to the field and passion for teaching left a lasting impact on her colleagues and students.
Peggy proudly served in the Navy and was a valued member of the military community.
In her free time, Peggy enjoyed gardening, listening to classical music, and cooking. Her green thumb and culinary skills brought joy to her family and friends.
Peggy’s dedication to her family, her profession, and her community will always be remembered and cherished. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
The family extends a special thank you to all of the staff at Visiting Angels.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, January 18, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be held in her honor at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church on Friday, January 19, 2024, at 10:00 am. Following the Mass, she will be laid to rest at Peninsula Memorial Park at 11:00 am.