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Margaret Leona Metheny

Margaret Leona Metheny
  • January 30, 1921 - February 9, 2017
  • Manchester, Connecticut

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Margaret "Peg" Leona Metheny, 96, beloved wife of the late Theodore E. Metheny, died peacefully on February 9, 2017, at Manchester Manor. Born in Hartford on January 30, 1921, she was the daughter of the late John Fife and Isaline (Snow) Murray. After graduating from Weaver High School, she worked for Royal Typewriter in Hartford. Ted and Peg were married on November 24, 1945—upon Ted's return from service in World War II—and settled in Manchester where Peg lived for 60 years. She was a member of Center Congregational Church and served at the Manchester Memorial Hospital Auxiliary where she worked in the gift shop and tended the coffee cart. Peg spent many years volunteering for Center Church and Boy Scout Troop 25 in Manchester. Peg was proud to see several of her grandsons earn the rank of Eagle Scout.She was also an avid Boston Red Sox fan and was able to visit Fenway Park for the first time in her eighties! Peg always enjoyed gardening, baking delicious sweets and making beautiful baby quilts. She had a kind and generous soul, and will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Peg is survived by her daughter, Laurie (Metheny) Howard and her husband Barry; her sons, Douglas Metheny and his wife Susan of Ellington, Russell Metheny and his husband James Steffens of NYC, and Jeffrey S. Metheny and his wife Mary of Manchester; her adored grandchildren, Jody Metheny Odorisio and her husband Anthony of Pennsylvania, Steven Metheny and his wife Samantha of Oregon, Matthew Metheny and his wife Sandy of Arizona, Jayson Cordy, Ian Cordy, Tyler Cordy, Seth Cordy, Andrew Metheny, Justin Metheny, and Paul Metheny; and many great-grandchildren. Peg is also survived by several nieces and nephews, in particular Lynne Long and her daughter Darby of South Windsor, who had a special bond with Peg. She also leaves her sister-in-law, Marion Murray of E. Hartland. In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her brothers, Douglas Murray and William R. Murray. Peg's family will receive friends on Sunday, Feb. 19 from 2-4PM at the Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home, 419 Buckland Road, South Windsor. A funeral service will be held immediately following the calling hours at 4PM. A burial ceremony will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Peg's honor may be made to Boy Scout Troop 25, 11 Center Street, Manchester, CT 06040. To share an online condolence or memory of Peg with the family, please visit

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