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Margaret "Peggy" Buchanan

March 26, 1937 December 23, 2017
Margaret "Peggy" Buchanan
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Obituary for Margaret "Peggy" Buchanan

Margaret “Peggy” Buchanan of Berkley, died surrounded by her family on Saturday evening, December 23, 2017. She was 80 years old. Peggy was born March 26, 1937 in Detroit to parents Margaret (nee Collins) and Paul Meilink.

Peggy graduated from The Grosse Pointe Academy. After receiving her nursing degree, she practiced as a registered nurse in New York City, which she loved. She married Peter Buchanan on February 10, 1968 in Detroit and together they raised a family. Peggy earned her master’s degree in social work from Wayne State University and was a social worker for the Dearborn Public Schools until retiring.

Peggy enjoyed gardening, shopping, and had a gift for making others laugh. She loved writing poetry and was proud of her 40 years of sobriety. Peggy will be greatly missed.

Peggy is survived by her beloved husband of 50 years, Peter Buchanan. Her daughter, Meg (Dave) Messina and son, Tom Buchanan. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her sister, Ann Stephens and brother, John Meilink.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Christ Our Light Catholic Church, 2345 Coolidge Rd., Troy, on Friday, December 29th at 10:30am. Friends may visit at church beginning at 10am. Visitation will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Rd. (between 14-15 Mile Rds.) Thursday, December 28th, 4-8pm. Interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Detroit.

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