Margaret “Peggy” M. Zelinski, 74, of West Pittston, passed away Friday, December 7, 2018, at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
Peggy was one of five children born to the late James “Roscoe” and Margaret (Stanislaw) Mulcahy on March 2, 1944 in “Cork Lane”, Pittston, PA.
In 1961, Peggy graduated from St. John’s High School in Pittston. Upon graduation, Peggy began working at the First Bank of Greater Pittston. It was in 1966 that she met and married her one true love, Tony. In their first year of marriage, Tony and Peggy moved to McClean, Virginia. During the years the couple resided in Virginia, Peggy relished visits from her family, formed lifelong friendships with new neighbors, and enjoyed exploring the Nation’s Capital. Peggy worked at the Central Intelligence Agency and the Department of Navy. After the birth of their first child, Tony and Peggy were drawn back to Northeast Pennsylvania to be closer to their beloved family and their hometowns.
Peggy soon returned to the First Bank in Pittston. During her thirty years of employment, Peggy would ultimately become a valuable member of their trust and loan department. Peggy would later work several years at King’s College in the Admissions Department, where she was loved by the administration and students alike.
To all who knew her, Peggy’s true passion and happiness was her family. Peggy lovingly raised three children, placing her devotion to her family before anything else. Peggy had exuberance for life whether cheering for the Penn State Nittany Lions, making one of her special meals for a loved one, or insisting that a gift be opened early. Her love, grace, and kindness extended to all who had the pleasure of knowing her.
The role that Peggy and Tony had cherished most was that of “Nana and Papa” to their sweet granddaughters, Isabella and Charlotte. They completed their family.
In addition to her parents, Peggy was preceded in death by Anthony “Tony” Zelinski, who passed on October 12, 2018, her loving and devoted husband of 52 years, her sister, Patricia Kingsley, Scranton, and her parents-in-law, Anthony and Margaret Zelinski, Dupont.
She will be deeply missed by son, Robert Zelinski and wife, Diane, Harding; daughters, Laura Harris and husband Andrew, Haymarket, Va; and Lisa McCabe and husband Shannon, Laflin; granddaughters, Isabella Zelinski and Charlotte Harris; sisters, Maureen Alaimo and husband John, Pittston Township, and AnnaRose Salvo and husband Joseph, Pittston Township; brother Edward “Ned” Mulcahey; numerous nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Donald Kingsley, Scranton; and great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston.
Friends may call Monday, December 10, 2018 from 5pm-8pm at Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 9:30am at St. John the Evangelist Church, 35 William Street, Pittston. Those attending are asked to go directly to the church on Tuesday morning. Interment will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital, Memphis, TN and to Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge, Dallas, Pa.