Margaret Kolbenheyer

12/06/2011 9:53 AM |

Margaret “Peggy” Kolbenheyer of Mattituck died at home on Dec. 1, 2011, at the age of 51.

Peggy was born in Flushing, N.Y., on July 21, 1960, to Vincent and Margaret (Hillery) Pupplo.

She was a graduate of St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue, N.Y., with a degree in accounting. A “jack of all trades,” Peggy was a bartender, waitress, hairstylist, process server, postal worker, bookkeeper, insurance agent and accountant. In addition, she took care of her house, children, friends and relatives, visiting them in their homes and nursing home.

Her hobbies were also extensive and varied. She enjoyed bicycling, carpentry, remodeling, stained glass, gardening (especially roses), baking, kayaking, crocheting, sailing and fishing.

She and her husband, Jimmy, spent many Saturday nights playing canasta with their dear friends. After the death of her oldest son, Glenn, she treasured every moment she spent with her younger son, Patrick.

Peggy will be remembered as generous, good-hearted, brilliant, funny (with a dry sense of humor), attractive, fun-loving, hospitable, open-minded and one who very much enjoyed her friends and baking cookies for her son Patrick and her husband, Jimmy.

She is survived by her husband, James Kolbenheyer; a son, Patrick Bradley of Mattituck; her parents, Vincent and Margaret Pupplo, formerly of Hampton Bays; and four siblings, Mary Bedell of the Caribbean, Evelyn Pupplo-Cody of Hunting, W.Va., Theresa Jennings of Sacramento, Calif., and Vincent Pupplo of College Point, N.Y. She was predeceased in 2000 by her son Glenn Bradley.

The family will receive friends at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Mattituck Thursday, Dec. 8, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, Dec. 9, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel Roman Catholic Church in Mattituck by Father George Michell. Interment will follow at New Bethany Cemetery in Mattituck.

In lieu of flowers, donations to East End Hospice, P.O. Box 1048, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978, would be appreciated.

This is a paid notice.