Margaret "Peggi" A. (Pizzo) CassellaOctober 15, 1950 ~ December 5, 2017 (age 67)
In the Midst of Tears; an Angel goes Home and a Promise Kept
Margaret "Peggi" A. Cassella (Pizzo) after a year and a half of a dreadfully painful battle that could not be won; finally succumbed on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. How she managed for as long as she did was truly a miracle, but that was her style, a fighter until the end. More incredible is how she orchestrated her swan song.
While no one knew for certain how each day would play out, Peggi shared her final hours, in devotion, with her two daughters, Genevieve Curl and Tracey Pelton and granddaughter Mary Grace by her side as well as her angel nurse, Sandra Harver who took care of her 24/7 for 5 months so that she could be home. While everyone was resting, around 5:30 in the morning, Peggi literally disconnected every source providing her with a connection to life, wrapped everything up around her pain pump and held her hand over all the tubes and simply stated, "I'm Done". Throughout her last day, there was gentle talking, hugs, kisses, tears and music; but there was also a peace descending around her. Mid afternoon, there was ten minutes of silence with only her labored breathing and then, a final heartbeat that echoed throughout the entire house; and all pain and suffering was gone. All that remained now was a ravaged body that had finished it's life purpose.
Our dear Peggi consumed life for all it had to offer, enjoying travel around the world and living almost every role there is to play; with no regard for the seconds ticking off her human life's clock. Most notably, she was a Mother to her two daughters, Genevieve Curl and Tracey Pelton, mother-in-law to Scott MacGillvray and Eric Pelton, Nana to her five grandchildren, Bethany Curl, Valerie MacGillvray, Aiden MacGillvray, Odin MacGillvray and Mary Grace Pelton, Daughter to her parents who passed before her Jerry and Helen Pizzo, Sister to Adeline Barone and her brother who passed before her, Jerry Pizzo, aunt, family member.
As a true friend; she never met a stranger. With a life-long career as a registered Nurse; primarily with VA Hospitals, she always knew our Veterans deserved our utmost respect along with any care and comfort they required. Peggi was that warrior nurse who recognized this honor above all else and reciprocated their courageousness and generosity in kind. She was their Angel of Mercy.
It matters not what Spiritual or Faithful ground you stand upon; but Peggi was a devout believer in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She now is safely Home with our Heavenly Father, healthy, happy and surrounded by love; the final step for any journey and as such; a Promise Kept.
She loved warm, sunny days at the beach and with that as her final wish, her Memorial Celebration of Life Ceremony is scheduled for Monday, May 28, Memorial Day Weekend at the Blue Ocean Event Center on Salisbury Beach in Massachusetts between 11 am and 2pm. Event details are available on her Facebook page and to RSVP. If you have any questions, please contact Tracey Pelton at firstname.lastname@example.org to announce your intentions to attend and/or send happy memories; to be shared at her celebration of life.
Her best friend, JoAnne Redding, once told her there are three words that we can always safely say.... "I Love You" and.... there is a contraction and two words that never need to be said..... "Don't Forget Me". In what would turn out to be the final days, now being counted down by hours, JoAnne told her to leave two things behind and she would take that burden from her and allow her to pass in peace. She said, "Give me your No Regrets and No What Ifs; I will discharge those for you. In doing so, Peggi took only the good memories with her; and left the sad ones behind to fade into the mist.
Dearest One, shine with the Angels, you are rightfully Home; after a loving, caring, productive and affective life.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Memory of Peggi Cassella to Hospice Help Foundation via this link: www.hhelpfoundation.org
Donations are used to help hospice patients who live below the poverty line and have no resources for critical needs such as rent and utility payments, transportation costs, small appliance purchases, modest last wishes and help with the cost of a basic funeral. Donors help bring dignity and comfort to the most vulnerable people on hospice.