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Margaret "Peggy" Ellen Raynor
March 27, 1957 ~ May 27, 2023 (age 66) 66 Years Old
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Margaret Ellen Raynor, known by many as “Peggy,” died suddenly on Saturday, May 27, 2023 at her home in North Sea, Southampton, NY, at 66 years of age. Her death was unexpected and shocking for all who knew and loved her. The sixth of seven siblings, she was not supposed to die yet. A death out of time, a shock to the system.
Peggy was the sixth child of Marie Halyburton Raynor (Holly) and Evremonde John Raynor (Pete). Born and raised in Southampton, she attended Sacred Hearts School followed by Mercy High School in Riverhead. She received a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York, Oswego in 1979. Her career in insurance and banking took her to several cities and eventually to Birmingham, Alabama where she spent many years with her husband, Frank Pass, who predeceased her. While in Birmingham, Peggy received an MBA from the University of Alabama. During those years she was an active kayaker, participating in races and events across the South. Kayaking was her passion. And her paddling friends were her support and her enjoyment.
Throughout her adult life, Peggy dealt with mental health issues that were generally controlled by medication. Though dealing with her disability was never easy, she maintained the same sweet demeanor throughout her life, rarely complaining, and always attentive to others. She has long been an advocate for mental health awareness and better mental health care.
About fifteen years ago, Peggy returned to Southampton to be closer to family and to help care for her aging parents. Following their deaths, she has remained living in the family home on Noyac Road, a regular and welcomed presence at Raynor family gatherings. A sweet aunt, sister and friend, loved by many. She will be missed.
Peggy is survived by 6 sisters and brothers, Kathleen Raynor Wik of Auburndale, FL, Deborah Raynor Schultz of Bremerton, WA, Barbara Raynor of Wilmington, NC; and John Raynor, David Raynor and Michael Raynor of Southampton; 17 nieces and nephews; and 17 grand nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will gather at the O’Connell Rothwell Funeral Home in Southampton on Monday, June 5, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Funeral Mass will be at Sacred Hearts Church in Southampton on Tuesday, June 6, at 10:30 AM, followed by burial in Sacred Hearts Cemetery.