ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved mom, aunt, granny, great-granny and friend, Peg Cavanaugh. We will remember her forever.

Margaret (Peg) L. Cavanaugh, 92, of Lansing died April 6, 2021. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. John Church and Student Center, 327 MAC Avenue, East Lansing on April 15, 2021 at 10:00 am as well as available on livestream via the parish website. 
She was predeceased by her husband Bill in 2007, and her daughter Jeanne Dorsey in 2018. Survivors include her son Jim of Lake City, her daughter Mary of East Lansing, her son-in-law Tom Dorsey of Mattawan, 6 grandchildren and 5 1⁄2 great–grandchildren. She was born in Lansing, MI and graduated from St. Mary’s High School Class of 1947, attended St Mary’s College, South Bend, Indiana. She retired from Consumers Energy in 1981 and she and her husband, Bill enjoyed wintering in North Port, Florida and summering at their cottage in Lake City. Peg and Bill enjoyed 20 years of working for Sarasota Travel escorting trips all over the world. She was an avid poker and euchre player and was very proud of her volunteer work with Tidewell Hospice while living in Florida. Memorial donations may be made to Sparrow Hospice Services, 1210 W Saginaw St, Lansing MI 48915. Special thanks to the staff at Gunnisonville Meadows Assisted Living and also Sparrow Hospice Nurse Michael Crosby for their excellent care of mom.

Posted by Patrick Cavanaugh on April 14, 2021
I've reflected on the memories of growing up with granny and come away feeling extremely blessed of the time we had with her. Her sense of adventure, independence, and wit will be missed but I know she's teaching the angels in heaven a thing or two about cards with my grandpa by her side again.
Posted by Kathleen Gommoll on April 9, 2021
Favorite Granny memories...

-watching her try sushi for the first time
-driving her around Chicago in a convertible with the wind whipping around
-being young at 'granny camp' at the cottage and her constantly feeding my bologna and crackers
-getting a manicure with her and wearing all of her rings at the same time (very heavy!)
-forever arguing about who gets to sit in the front seat of any car
- getting badly beaten at wild card many a time
Posted by Mary Winegar on April 9, 2021
Granny was always the daily news. She loved to know what was going on in the family and took pride in sharing that with whoever called. “But act surprised when they tell you” rang out when she shared family secrets.  She was constantly talking about the grandkids—who was working where and what shift they were on and how busy they were, where they lived and where they were traveling. She enjoyed her chocolate chip cookies and coke at every meal. We have many (what I call Peg-isms) sayings that she was famous for. As in “Good afternoon” when she greeted someone who slept longer than she did. “You must be tired” rang out frequently as she contemplated our busy days.  “Naps are for babies” reminded us that she didn’t take naps—even tho we did. Lots of things to smile about through our loss—she was a one in a million. And as we start our own —isms let my first one be “she’s ours” when describing some of her quirkiness. ...❤️
Posted by Kathleen Gommoll on April 8, 2021
In remembrance of Granny... 

Always in charge, lover of happy hour, forever card shark and never caught without jewelry on! I will forever be inspired by her sharp wit, ability to be in the joke and wide network of friends near and far. Forever in our hearts and not soon forgotten. xoxo
Posted by Mary Winegar on April 8, 2021
Mom had some very good months at Gunnisonville Meadows Assisted Living. The staff there took very good care of her.

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Posted by Patrick Cavanaugh on April 14, 2021
I've reflected on the memories of growing up with granny and come away feeling extremely blessed of the time we had with her. Her sense of adventure, independence, and wit will be missed but I know she's teaching the angels in heaven a thing or two about cards with my grandpa by her side again.
Posted by Kathleen Gommoll on April 9, 2021
Favorite Granny memories...

-watching her try sushi for the first time
-driving her around Chicago in a convertible with the wind whipping around
-being young at 'granny camp' at the cottage and her constantly feeding my bologna and crackers
-getting a manicure with her and wearing all of her rings at the same time (very heavy!)
-forever arguing about who gets to sit in the front seat of any car
- getting badly beaten at wild card many a time
Posted by Mary Winegar on April 9, 2021
Granny was always the daily news. She loved to know what was going on in the family and took pride in sharing that with whoever called. “But act surprised when they tell you” rang out when she shared family secrets.  She was constantly talking about the grandkids—who was working where and what shift they were on and how busy they were, where they lived and where they were traveling. She enjoyed her chocolate chip cookies and coke at every meal. We have many (what I call Peg-isms) sayings that she was famous for. As in “Good afternoon” when she greeted someone who slept longer than she did. “You must be tired” rang out frequently as she contemplated our busy days.  “Naps are for babies” reminded us that she didn’t take naps—even tho we did. Lots of things to smile about through our loss—she was a one in a million. And as we start our own —isms let my first one be “she’s ours” when describing some of her quirkiness. ...❤️
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Shared by James Cavanaugh on April 10, 2021
I can't believe how much I miss the daily phone calls from mom,  her supervision and her silliness. "What's new and exciting?" "When do the Spartans (or the Tigers)  play?," "Have you heard from Mary?","Where is Mary?", "Did you go to Church today?", "Call when you get home", "Have you heard when this virus is going to be over?" Mom Loved being a part of everything and counseling all of us. She cared deeply about her religion. Mom adored all of her grandchildren, great grandchildren, children (most of the time) nieces, nephews, friends and acquaintances. Hard to believe she is gone, she definitely won't be forgotten. ❤