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MARGARET C. “PEGGY” COLLINS  

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.

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  1. Melanie, January 21, 2014

    We love you Granny. I hope you are at peace now. You are now our guardian angel! We were loved so much and will be truly missed!

    Love,
    Melanie, Mike, Madison and Maci

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  2. Rose turici, January 21, 2014

    A beautiful obituary and no doubt a beautiful woman because she brought my beautiful friend into this world. heartfelt sympathies Elizabth to your and your siblings.

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  3. PJ, January 22, 2014

    My husband and I would like to express our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of your beloved Margaret. We wanted to share with you comfort from God’s Word found in John 5:28,29. Here we are given the wonderful hope of the resurrection of our dear loved ones,on earth, just as Lazarus was in John 11. May you be comforted knowing we are never alone, when the enemy death strikes. Our Heavenly Father shares our pain and sorrow when someone we love dies. (Psalm 34:18). May the loving memories bring a smile to your face and warmth in your heart, share them with others and her memory will be cherished by all who knew and loved her. Take care of yourselves and each other during this very difficult time.

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  4. Melissa, January 22, 2014

    I Love You 4Ever Mom…You are now a Guardian Angel in Heaven…Miss You Always…oxox

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  5. Cousin Madeleine, January 22, 2014

    Melissa, Elizabeth and Billy – my family (Aunt Nancy Ann) wish to express our sincere condolence at the loss of Aunt Margaret. We hope you will find peace that she is in a better place. From our family to yours –
    With love and God’s blessings,
    (Sister to Margaret) Nancy Ann (Riggin) Warzecha
    Madeleine (Warzecha) & Alan Thal (Nancy’s daughter)
    Stephanie (Warzecha) & Tim Fagan & daughter, Lily
    Kathleen (Warzecha) Robinson & son, Matthew Eric Robinson
    Matthew Warzecha
    Tom Warzecha

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  6. Cousin Madeleine, January 22, 2014

    With love and God’s blessings, Aunt Nancy Ann Riggin Warzecha and her family.

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  7. Carol & Len Floyd, January 23, 2014

    To the Collins Family,
    Len and I are wishing all of you the comfort that your special memories will bring you, and the strength in the days to come.

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  8. John Michael, January 23, 2014

    The thing that I look forward to most is that you can finally see how mom, the girls and I have been living our lives. We were never blessed with that before. I can do nothing but thank you for bringing my mom into this world. I told mom on the phone that I see her face in your picture above. I am glad that you are finally free of pain. It is nice to know that the entire family has another angel in heaven to look down on us.
    I love you and will miss you.

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  9. Elana jackson, January 24, 2014

    Melissa and Family I am so sorry for your loss . Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers . Elana Jackson and Your friends at Elanas Broad St. Florist .

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  10. Elizabeth Collins Oleksa, January 24, 2014

    A daughter is never prepared to lose her mother. You passed away at the age of 74 but you could have lived to 94 and it would not have been enough time on this earth for me. I hope you found the peace and happiness that you desired. I only wish you could have found this while on this earth. Keep watch over your children and grandchildren. I will look for you in the beauty of an orchid, a sunrise, a sunset and in the eyes of my family.
    Rest in Peace Mom.
    I loved you then and I love you now.
    Elizabeth

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