Margaret Kimmey–5/5/2017

Margaret Farley Kimmey, the last of the original Farley Girls, passed away peacefully on May 5, 2017, at Elm Terrace Gardens in Lansdale. She was 94 years old.

Peg was born in Philadelphia, PA, on December 30, 1922, to Peter and Bridget Farley, courageous Irish immigrants who came to America for a better life. She and her family struggled in their early years, but a strong faith and work ethic allowed them to thrive and overcome the obstacles they encountered. She graduated from West Catholic High School for Girls in 1940, and worked at Bell Telephone Company until her marriage in 1946 to returning Army veteran Robert Kimmey. The Kimmeys lived in Philadelphia until Bob was transferred to Lansdale in 1957. In Lansdale, their family grew to five children: Margaret (Richard Price), Paul (Suzanne), Louise (Michael Perkins), Maryann (Duane Brobst), and Robert (Karen). Peg was predeceased by her parents, her sisters Mary McHale and Rosalie Gallagher, and her husband of nearly 69 years, Robert, who died in 2015. She is survived by her brother, Peter, of Malvern, PA.

The Kimmeys retired to Florida in 1983. They enjoyed a wonderful 18 years in the Sunshine State, before returning to Lansdale in 2001. They were then fortunate to have more than ten years in Lansdale where they enjoyed their 5 children, 16 grandchildren, and 18 great grandchildren, with 2 more on the way. Quite a legacy she left!

Peg was a long-time member of St. Stanislaus Church and the Loyal Order of the Moose, volunteered at Lansdale Catholic High School, and worked for 10 years at the former Woolco Store in Lansdale. Our mother’s mission in life was to be the heart and soul of her family, and her wonderful sense of humor and loving personality will be greatly missed. All of her family feel fortunate to have had her in our lives. We, her children, are very grateful to the staff on the third floor Personal Care Unit of Elm Terrace for the love and excellent care they provided our mother. We also thank the staff of Ascend Hospice.

Friends and relatives are invited to a Funeral Mass at 10am on Thursday, May 11, at St. Stanislaus Church, 51 Lansdale Ave, Lansdale, PA. Visitation will begin at 9am. Peg will then be interred with her husband at Holy Cross Cemetery in Yeadon, PA. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Peg’s name may be made to a charity of your choice.

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