Margaret Lisa Capone
03/21/1963 - 08/01/2023
Obituary For Margaret Lisa Capone
Margaret “Peggy” Lisa Capone nee Kelly, 60, of Mays Landing, New Jersey, passed away on August 1, 2023, at her home and surrounded by family after an extended illness. Peggy was born in Buffalo, New York and spent her youth in Bowie and Pasadena Maryland where she grew up with her parents and eight siblings.
Peggy was a graduate of the University of Maryland and attended Queens College Law School. She was a business owner and volunteer in several organizations including the Hamilton Township PTA, the GEHRHSD Board of Education, and the Atlantic County Democratic Committee.
Peggy is predeceased by her parents Frank and Connie Kelly, in-laws Carmen and Laurel Capone and her infant grand-daughter Ember Lane Capone. She is survived by her loving husband Christopher and her children Mary Kay (Shawn) Grout, Matthew (Rebekah) Capone, Connie (Michael) Capone, Catherine “Cece” Capone, and granddaughter Laureli Grout and nephew Dan (Tania) Capone. Additionally, she is survived by eight brothers and sisters: Maureen (Bob) Spiers, William (Patti) Kelly, Sue (Byron) Heller, Karen (Mark) Baker, Patrick (Janice) Kelly, Teresa (Bob) East, Seana (Nelson) Coffin, Michael (Julie) Kelly and many nieces and nephews.
Peggy was well known as a fierce defender of every living creature, some of which were occasionally checked into our makeshift home rehab. She was also a passionate advocate for human and women’s rights, social equity, environmental causes, and voter registration. Peggy will be remembered by many for her impactful volunteer efforts in elections both small and large, having probably canvased more Atlantic County homes, door to door, than any person who has ever run for office. For anyone who ever argued with Peggy, she forgives you for being wrong.
The family wishes to thank the entire staff of AtlantiCare Cancer Center, Hospice, Bozeman Deaconess Hospital and staff, Pastor Heather Sugden, neighbors and friends for their unwavering support.
A gathering will be held at 1PM to 2:30PM on Saturday, August 12, 2023 at Parsels Funeral Home, 324 New Jersey Ave., Absecon. A service will follow at 2:30PM. For online condolences, please visit www.parselsfh.com.
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