Margaret “Peggy” McCarthy, age 65, of Cambridge and formerly of Isanti died December 28th at home. A memorial service will be held at 7:00 P.M. Monday, January 2nd at Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel. A time for visiting will be held from 5:00 P.M. until the service at 7:00 P.M.
Margaret Mary McCarthy (Peggy) was born November 19, 1951 in Boston, MA. She was the youngest of six, grew up in Mission Hill, South Boston. She would later follow her mother and sister to St. Cloud, MN where she would later give birth and raise her only child. Peggy returned to school and earned her degree at Rasmussen College. She worked for Allina Health as a medical coder for many years until her retirement. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and later had a part-time job which she enjoyed at Cub Foods. Peggy was a devoted mother, loving grandmother (Grammy), a kindred spirit and young at heart.
She passed away on December 28, 2016, peacefully in her sleep at the age of 65 in Cambridge, MN. She is preceded in death by her parents, Thomas McCarthy and Marion McCarthy (Barrett) and two sisters. She is survived by her daughter, Charlotte and husband, Dan Stresemann and grandchildren, Alexandra and Ryan of Isanti. Also by siblings, Thomas and wife, Jayme, Marian (Tootsie) and husband, George of Massachusetts, and nephew, Joseph Carito of Rhode Island, as well as close friends and extended family, Mike and Elise Edwards of Massachusetts and Mikki Moore and family of St. Cloud.