Margaret (Peggy) Mary Tell
July 30, 1937 – September 16, 2023
Peggy was born in Brooklyn, New York the third of three children to Willie and Kate Jaeger. She attended and graduated from Erasmus Hall High School. Peggy worked in retail during her career and in her retirement years was an avid reader and crafter. Peggy loved to travel and found joy in her volunteer work for several non-profit organizations. She particularly enjoyed crafting items for their various fund-raising activities. Peggy met the love of her life, Charlie Tell, and they married in 1984. They spent their early years together living in New York and Florida until they became full time Floridians. After the passing of Charlie and her siblings in Florida, Peggy moved to Westerville Ohio to be closer to her family. During her nine years in Ohio, Peggy continued her volunteer activities, enriching the lives of so many people she would never know. She was active in her community, loved socializing with her neighbors and friends, playing card games, dominoes, and Mahjong at the local senior center, and serving on the HOA board, in various positions.
Peggy was preceded in death by her parents William John Jaeger and Catherine Frances (McHugh); sister Helene (Pat) Hannan, brother William (Louise) Jaeger; and her beloved husband Charles Edward Tell.
She is survived by her daughters Eileen Maloney and Maureen (Kevin) McAlister, stepdaughter Ginger (Joe) Bergen, her grandchildren Katherine (Kate) McAlister, Emily McAlister, and Matthew McAlister, as well as her many nieces and nephews. Peggy is also survived by, her lifelong friend of 83 years, Eileen Anne Baker.
A viewing will be held at Hill Funeral Home, 220 South State Street, Westerville, Ohio on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, from 3:00 – 6:00 pm. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 313 North State Street, Westerville, Ohio on Thursday September 21, 2023, at 10:30 am. Peggy’s ashes will be interred at Resurrection Cemetery in Lewis Center, Ohio following a private family ceremony.
In lieu of flowers the family asks donations be made to one of Peggy’s favorite charities: The American Cancer Society; Hospice; and St. Vincent de Paul.