All are welcome to a commemorative reception at Colonial Gardens, 104 Cherry Hill Drive, Beverly, MA on Sunday, November 3, at 2:00pm. In memory of Peg, donations should be made to the American Heart Association.
Margaret "Peg" Berkeley
Margaret "Peg" Hannigan Berkeley, of Danvers and Beverly, passed away on Wednesday, October 16 at her home in Colonial Gardens in Beverly. She was 95. She was pre-deceased by her husband of 49 years, Edward C. Berkeley, and by her close companion, Ernest Manning.
Peg was born in Revere, MA to John Hannigan and Margaret (Browne) Hannigan. She was pre-deceased by her siblings Jack Hannigan of Revere, Thomas Hannigan of Concord, NH, Elinora Hurley of Revere, and George Hannigan of Reading. She is survived by her son Edward C. Berkeley of Tucson, AZ and daughter Ann M. Chivakos of Hamilton. She also leaves her granddaughters Dianna Chivakos of Westford and Andrea Barhydt of Sudbury; three beloved great-grandchildren, Evan McKeon, and Jackson and Bradley Barhydt; as well as numerous nephews and nieces.
As a young woman, Peg worked as a comptometer operator for Shell Oil in Boston. Later, she worked several years as a bookkeeper for Witch City Auto Body in Salem. Peg and Ed were very active, including such pursuits as Nordic skiing, hiking, bowling, square dancing, and thoroughly enjoying spending time with their grandchildren. In her later years, Peg moved from her home in Danvers to Colonial Gardens in Beverly. Here, she made many new friends and enjoyed the close company of Ernest Manning. Peg will be greatly missed for her cheerfulness, generosity and feistiness.