Peggy Louise Trent

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Peggy Louise Trent, 88, formerly of Mount Vernon, passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Peggy was born July 7, 1929 in Versailles, and was the daughter of the late Robert and Cassie Trent. She was a life-long resident of the McKeesport area before moving to Wilmington, Delaware in 2013. A  member of Boston United Methodist Church and a graduate of the Class of 1947 at McKeesport High School, her hobbies included gardening, theater and classical music. Peggy took piano lessons to fulfill a passion for music. She enjoyed traveling and sports. Her travels took her all across the USA, Europe and the Islands. In her younger years, she loved skiing at Seven Springs.  An avid golfer, Peggy enjoyed playing with a Woman’s Club at Butler Public Golf Course.  Volunteer work included the McKeesport Library and YMCA activities.  Peggy retired as a Cash Manager from G C Murphy Company with 39 years of service and kept in touch with her Murphy colleagues through their MERF Retirement Club.

Along with her parents, Peggy was preceded in death by sisters Jessie (Breitinger) Ulm, Ruth Thorne, Virginia Watkins, a brother Robert Trent, Jr., a niece Jacqueline Pittner, and nephews Bruce Thorne, Fred Thorne, and Robert (Butch) Trent III.   She is survived by a sister Roberta Donnelly of Pennsylvania, a brother Richard Trent (Audrey) of Delaware, a sister-in-law Anne Trent of Pennsylvania and many nieces and nephews.The family is so appreciative of the love and support shared through cards, letters, and phone calls from Peggy’s many friends and family.   The family would also like to thank the wonderful staff at ‘Sunrise Assisted Living Home’, ‘Shipley Manor Nursing Home’ and ‘Compassionate Care Hospice’ for the excellent care, treatment and support provided. Friends are welcome from 6:00p – 8:00p on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director.  Funeral service will be held Friday, July 6 at 10:00 am in the funeral home chapel.  Interment will follow at Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Elizabeth Township. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Boston United Methodist Church, 6103 Smithfield Street, Boston, PA 15135. Condolences may be made at

Originally published July 02, 2018.

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