Margaret (Boyle) Savage

Born: Mon., Aug. 13, 1934
Died: Sat., Jul. 15, 2017


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., Jul. 18, 2017
Location: Auburn Location

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Wed., Jul. 19, 2017
Location: Sacred Heart Church

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Margaret (Peggy) Boyle Savage passed away on July 15,2017 with her family by her side.
Peggy was born in Auburn, New York on August 13,1934 to Edward T, and Alice L. Boyle.  She was a graduate of Holy Family High School, the valedictorian and proud member of the Class of 1952.
She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from The College of New Rochelle in 1956 and received a Masters Degree in Education from Syracuse University in 1957.
Peggy began her career in education in the Auburn School District as a secondary history teacher.  She later joined the faculty of Cayuga Community College as a part-time instructor in 1966, moving to full-time faculty in 1971 as a professor of English.
From 1981 until 1991 she served as Associate Academic Dean and Director of Continuing Education/Community Services, returning to full-time teaching in the fall of 1991. During her career at CCC she was a member of several of the College’s Middle States Association Accreditation Committees and was appointed to chair evaluative teams at other community colleges.  She was the recipient of the 1995-96 Cayuga Community College’s Award for Excellence given for outstanding excellence in teaching and professional service. She was an executive board member of the Continuing Education Association of New York.
Peggy was the first woman appointed to the Auburn Zoning Board and served in this capacity for many years.  In addition she was a member of The Sacred Heart Church Parish Council and a volunteer in their administrative office. She was noted for her talent in bridge and golf, her quick wit, and her ability to always use precise and correct grammar.
She was preceded in death by her husband Charles F. Savage Jr. and her parents.
She is survived by her daughters, Susan Savage of Niskayuna, NY and Maureen (Jack) Savage Canty of Skaneateles, NY, her cherished grandchildren Sarah, Allison, Maura, Daniel, Patrick, Connor, Brendan, Jack, and Kate Weingarten, Margaret, Jack, and Maeve Canty. In addition, she is survived by her sisters, Mary Alice (Alex) Lipski and Kathy (Jack) McLane, nieces, nephews, cousins and many treasured friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Peggy may be made to CCCC Foundation, Inc ., 197 Franklin Street, Auburn, NY 13021, for credit to either The Edward T. & Alice L. Boyle Memorial Scholarship Fund or the Holy Family Alumni Scholarship Fund.
Calling hours for Peggy will be held on Tuesday July 18, 2017 at White Chapel Funeral Home, Auburn, from 4 to 7 p.m.  Her funeral service will be held at Sacred Heart Church, Auburn, at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday July 19, 2017.

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Larry Recktenwald
   Posted Mon July 17, 2017
Dear Mo & Jack,

I am sorry to hear of Peggy's passing. Although I haven't seen Peggy in years I will always remember her with great fondness. Mo, you have been blessed with two wonderful parents and Jack with two great in-laws. Both are sorely missed.

My love to all your family,


Ina Nolin
   Posted Tue July 18, 2017
So sorry to hear of Peggy's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


Ina Nolin

Doug Michael
   Posted Tue July 18, 2017
To Susan, Maureen and Peggy's Extended Family,

Please accept my condolences on the passing of an absolutely wonderful human being.

I had the privilege of working with Peggy for nearly a quarter of a century at Cayuga Community College. She was on the Search Committee that hired me and she was among the last of my colleagues to wish me a happy retirement. Throughout all those years, I witnessed an exemplary teacher, a gifted administrator, a trusted colleague, and a loyal friend. She loved her family, cared deeply for the College, and was a cheerleader for the City of Auburn. She was "the real deal" in every way and I loved her for it.

Peggy's quick wit and sense of humor were noteworthy. To be in her presence was just plain fun. She was truly, one of a kind.

I know your hearts are broken and I share in your sadness. I hope memories of happier times and a good life together will help you through the coming weeks. For me, I feel great joy that Peggy was a part of my life. It was a wonderful privilege! May my dear friend rest in peace.

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