Margaret (Peggy) Hill Hackett, 95, passed away on August 19, 2020 at the Sullivan County Health Care.
She was born in Colchester, VT, on June 13, 1925, the daughter of Robert and Hazel (Faught) Hill and had resided in Claremont since 1932. Margaret was a graduate of Stevens High School in the class of 1943. She worked as a bookkeeper for a year at MH Fishmann’s Department Store after high school. She was very involved with her class of “43” in building floats at her home in the barn and backyard for several years. She also loved knitting and crocheting.
She was the widow of Winfield H. Hackett whom she married on July 25, 1943. Win died on July 13, 1992.
The surviving family includes one son, Douglas Hackett, his wife, Betsy of East Corinth, ME; one daughter, Shirley Jones of Champaign, IL; daughter-in-law, Kathleen Hackett of Plymouth, MA; a sister, Barbara Davis of Nashua, NH; two brothers, Edward Hill of Sunapee and James Hill of Florida; seven grandchildren; nine great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents; her stepmother, Juanita Parkhurst; her daughter, Susan Jones; her son Donald Hackett and grandson, Olin B. Hackett; two sisters, Elizabeth Bruce and Ellen Davis; one brother, Richard Hill and her dear aunt, Florence Ramsay who helped raise her.
A graveside service will be held next spring/summer at Mountain View Cemetery in Claremont.
The family suggests donations be made to the American Cancer Society or the Sullivan County Heath Care in Unity, NH.
The Stringer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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