Margaret Critchley

Margaret Frances "Peggy " Critchley (Desmond )

Saturday, February 3rd, 1951 - Sunday, March 31st, 2019
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Margaret Frances “Peggy” Critchley, age 68, passed away on Sunday, March 31, 2019. Born and raised in Bayonne, Peggy has resided in Lakewood for the past 19 years.
Mrs. Critchley worked in New York for both Dean Witter Reynolds and The Bank of New York for a total of 30 years. Her strongest legacy will be her unwavering commitment as a caregiver to her sons, her family, friends, neighbors, and anyone who was lucky enough to cross her path in a time of need.
She is predeceased by her husband James R. Critchley, their son Jude, her sister, Geraldine and her brother, James.
Surviving are her sons, Franklin Stone and Brian Critchley along with his husband, John Luts; her partner Stanley Kuchta; her brothers, Thomas and Timothy Desmond and her sisters, Marie Oszmanski and Sister Rosalie Desmond.
Viewing will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2019 from 3-8 p.m. at O’Brien Funeral Home, 505 Burnt Tavern Rd., Brick. A Funeral Mass will be offered on Friday, April 5th at 11:00 a.m. at Church of the Visitation, Brick followed by the interment at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Toms River.
Donations can be made in Peggy’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 4th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, April 4th, 2019 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    O'Brien Funeral Home - Brick
    505 Burnt Tavern Road Extension
    BRICK, NJ 08724
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  • Service

    Friday, April 5th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Friday, April 5th, 2019 11:00am
    Visitation Church
    730 Lynnwood Avenue
    BRICK, NJ 08723
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  • Interment

    St. Joseph's Cemetery - Toms River
    56 Cedar Grove Road
    TOMS RIVER, NJ 08753
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We would like to express our deepest sympathy. Please know that the hearts of others are deeply touched by your loss. Take comfort in knowing that our loving Heavenly Father is near to those with a broken heart, and He will sustain you during this difficult time (Psalm 34 v 18). You have our sincerest condolences.

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Love from Aunt Marian, the Critchley boys and families, P.J. and Pattie Gilroy and Mary Ellen and Mike
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