Margaret Mary (Peg) Bromfield, (94) died peacefully at home on November 13th, surrounded by her adoring children.
Born on February 13, 1924, Peg was a lifelong resident of Ashley, PA. She was the eldest of eight children to the late Patrick Joseph Clarke, an immigrant of County Mayo, Ireland and Ellen Magdalene (Nealon), Ashley.
Peg attended St Leo’s School. She was a faithful member of the Church of God for 48 years and was the beloved and respected matriarch of her Quakertown, PA congregation.
She married her childhood sweetheart, the late Edmund Leo Bromfield, on January 20, 1945 and remained a loving and dedicated wife until she was widowed at the age of 46, on September 16, 1970. She remained a fulltime mother and homemaker, who reared her eight children with boundless love and devotion.
She was happiest in her kitchen, cooking and baking various breads and pies. She loved canning season. Every year, she filled her pantry closet, top to bottom with canned fruits, pickles, and tomato sauce, most of which she gave away as gifts.
She could be found, almost every evening, in her living room, watching the sunset out her window. She always said, “Sunsets are God’s way of saying, ‘Goodnight!’”
In addition to her parents and husband, Peg was preceded in death by her son, Raymond Thomas Bromfield; three great grandchildren; Faith Buff, Corbin McIntyre, and Isla Everett; her brother Frank Clark, sisters; Kitty and her husband Ed Harkins, Eleanor and her husband Dave Williams, and sister-in-law, Mrs. Jimmy (Kathryn) Clarke and brother, Frank Clark.
She is survived by seven of her 8 children; Ed (Murph) and his wife Kay, Danielsville; Joe and his wife Ginny, Allentown; Judy and her husband, Chet Buff, Mountaintop; Bonita and her husband Bob Kipa, Wilkes Barre; JoAnna and her husband Jude Buckwalter, Ashley; John and his wife Ida, Hellertown; Peggy and her husband Bob Wentz, Nanticoke; and her daughter-in-law, the widow of Ray, Debbi and her husband, Ed Degosky; Nanticoke.
Peg was the loving “Gram” to 26 grandchildren and delightful “Great Gram” to 29 great grandchildren with 2 more expected in the Spring.
She is also survived by her siblings; Joe (Irene) Clark, Ray (Jane Ellen) Clarke; Mary (Bill) Bly; Jimmy Clarke; and sister-in-law Mrs. Frank (Rosemary) Clark, all of Ashley. She has numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, and countless friends.
Funeral service will be held on Monday, November 19th at 12:00 noon at Desiderio’s Funeral Home 436 S Mountain Blvd, Mountain Top, PA 18707, with Mr. Kevin Epps, of the Church of God, awa officiating. Interment will be at Oaklawn Cemetery, Wilkes Barre.
Friends may call on Sunday, November 18th from 3:00 to 6:00pm and Monday morning, from 11:00 am until time of service.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in the name of Margaret M. Bromfield to the Hospice of the Sacred Heart 600 Baltimore Dr # 7, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 or Huber Breaker Preservation Society 101 S Main St, Ashley, Pennsylvania 18706
Hospice of the Sacred Heart
600 Baltimore Dr # 7, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 PA 18702
Huber Breaker Preservation Society
101 S Main St, Ashley PA 18706