Margaret A. “Peggy” Pruitt

December 4, 1930 - February 6, 2021

Margaret A. “Peggy” Pruitt, age 90, of Newark, DE, passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2021.

Born in Wilmington, DE on December 4, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Bernard and Helen T. (Miller) Hozier. Peggy retired as a Secretary from DuPont, and later, as a jewelry salesperson from Sears. Peggy was a founding and long-time member of St. John the Beloved R.C. Church where she also volunteered. Her most cherished memories were made with her loved ones at family gatherings.

In addition to her parents, Peggy was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph C. Pruitt; and great grandson, Julian. She is survived by her son, Tom (Chris) of Newark; grandchildren, Shannon (Mark), Fran, Andrew, Madison, Heather and Toby (Stacie); and great grandchildren, Tyler, Kaitlyn, Lacey, Ava, Macee, Rylee, Roman and Gianna.

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6 Condolences for Margaret A. “Peggy” Pruitt

  • Tom,

    Moms are special people, may time heal the sadness that you feel with the loss of your Mother. During these tough times, we will pray for you and your family. May your Mom rest in peace and continue to guide you and your family in life.

    – Revathi

  • Tom,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • So very sad to learn of Peggy’s passing. I enjoyed working with her at Sears, and also Joe’s visits when he would stop in to see her or pick her up. There was always laughing involved. Such a nice couple. Sincere condolences to her family.
    Rest In Peace, Peggy.

  • Mom,

    Your struggles are over now and it’s time to reap your reward of eternal life. I know this is what you lived every day for. The last few years were tough, as you strained to find words. But we could still see that love and positive outlook in your eyes during our visits with you. Your affliction could never take that away.

    I’m so thankful that you had the friendship and loving care of all the folks at Well-Homed/Singerly Manor. They were truly an extended family for you and us, especially during the past year.

    You were a great mom, and beautiful person. And I couldn’t have asked for more.

    There are so many things I could thank you for.. But here are a few that will always stick with me.

    * Instilling your great faith in me as a boy. It stuck all these years later.
    * Thanks for sending me to great schools ( St John’s & St Mark’s), even though I know how much you sacrificed to do it. I probably should’ve learned more, but it sure was fun, nevertheless!
    * Teaching me how to love my children and grandchildren and give them what they need
    * Teaching me to be loving, kind and to faithful friend
    * Teaching me to fight when there’s something worth fighting for
    * Teaching me the value of working hard and helping whoever we can
    * Driving me to all those baseball, football practices & guitar lessons
    * All those Sunday dinners with the family
    * Christmas mornings
    * Your coleslaw (the best ever!)

    Enjoy your rest and please say a prayer for the rest of us who are still on your journey. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand.


  • Mommom,

    You were truly the sweetest woman I ever knew. You spoiled us kids so much. My fondest memories were when we went to dinner every Sunday. You always worked so hard and were ther best cook and host. Also, I loved going school shopping with you at the mall. I can’t believe how fortunate we were to have you. I know Pop Pop will be happy he can finally get a good meal in heaven. And I know he’s probably been waiting very impatiently. I love you so much and will miss you dearly. Say hi to Pop Pop and Julian for me. I know you’re finally at peace and it’s all of us here that really are suffering. So, say some prayers for me and our family.



  • Tommy and family, So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. We all had some fun times with your mom and dad as your next door neighbors. She was a blessed lady and will be missed by everyone who was fortunate enough to have known her. I know your pain of loss.