MARGARET C. “PEGGY” COLLINS
August 23, 1939 – January 18, 2014
Margaret C. “Peggy” Collins, age 74, of New Castle, DE, passed away suddenly on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at her residence in New Castle.
Peggy was born in Upper Darby, PA, the daughter of the late Nicholas S. Riggin and Kathleen Neeley Riggin on August 23, 1939. She had been a certified home health aide and enjoyed caring for the elderly. Peggy loved gardening and was an avid orchid grower. She also enjoyed dancing, watching television, spending sunny days on the beach and was a lifelong Dallas Cowboys fan.
In addition to her parents, Peggy was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Nicholas Riggin, III and William Riggin. She is survived by her loving children, Melissa Ann Collins of Dover, DE, Elizabeth Ann Collins Oleksa of Mars, PA, Deborah Lynn Collins of West Grove, PA and William H. Collins of Port Deposit, MD; brother, George Riggin of FL; sister, Nancy Ann Warzcha of CT; 8 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11am on Saturday, January 25, 2014, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, where family and friends may visit after 10am. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, c/o Christiana Care Foundation, P.O. Box 1668, Wilmington, DE 19899.