Lieutenant Colonel USAR, Retired. Born February 19,1945, the daughter of Ava A. and the late John H. Banks.Graduated from Hamden High Class of 1963 and from Boston Univ. School of Nursing and was inducted into the International Nursing Honor Society (Simga Theta Tau) and was a member of the Phi Beta Sorority. She served 5 years active duty in the Army Nurse Corps in Vietnam, where she was awarded the Bronze Star. She was a member of the Retired Officer Association and the VFW Post 9965. She worked at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Denver and West Haven for 23 years. She is survived by a brother, John A Banks of Hamilton, Ohio and a sister, Rosemarie B. Olsen of Guilford. At the request of the family, there will be no calling hours and burial will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford,CT 06405. BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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  1. Ava – Dad and I are so shocked and saddened by this news. Our deepest condolances to you and your family. Peggy was such a lovely person and always so cheerful and happy. We enjoyed seeing you both every month at the officers meetings. Everyone will truly miss her. I know you and Peggy were very close and enjoyed many good times together. If there is anything we can do, please let us know. Sincerely, Jerry Warner and Jeanne Warner

  2. Ava, As you know, Peg and I shared life as USAR reservists at the 340th General Hospital and went on many trips together to AMSUS meetings throughout the country. Recently we had the opportunity to see more of each other at the MOAA meetings. She always had a smile on her face and love of life. Her friendship was a blessing and she cared so much about people. She will truly be missed. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. If there is anything I can do to ease your pain or help you in any way, let me know.

  3. I did not know Janet Banks. I park in the lot where she died. But I feel her loss. I read her obituary and I am upset that she died alone in our commuter lot. She was so exceptional I wish I knew her. We graduated in the same year. I have called both of our state representatives/senators to help make sure that this does not happen again. I am recently married at age 57, but if I wasn\’t I am sure the same thing could have happened to me, in a snowstorm in the darkest of the winter. I feel she has seized my soul. Her story is emblematic of true heroines who die in quiet, lonely places. Their stories should be told.

  4. I was one of Peggy\’s fellow Army Nurses at the 340th General Hospital. I will always remember her as a person who gave her best, was a good travel companion and loyal. My condolences to her family at her passing.

  5. I was saddened to read of the death of Peggy. I worked with Peggy for many years at the West Haven Veterans Hospital both in the ICU and Operating Room and finally the Recovery Room. We had some great laughs. The last time I saw her was in 1990 when I left the VA. I hope she had lots of fun before she became ill. My deepest sympathy goes out to her family.

  6. I was terribly saddened by the loss of such a gentle and kind person. Peggy and I were in the 405th CSH O.R. together.She was a dedicated and devoted soldier and a good friend.My thoughts and prayers are with you. I know Peggy will be sorely missed by many.

  7. I worked with Peggy in the MICU at the West Haven VA. She was an excellent nurse, very dedicated to her patients. We had a lot of good times.

  8. MRS.BANKS, JOHN &ROSEMARIE WHEN MR.BANKS DIED, SO DID PART OF ME,NOW ITS MARGARET AND ANOTHER PART OF ME.THERES ONE THING THAT WILL NOT DIE ITS THE FOND MEMORY I HAVE OF THEM FROM MY CHILDHOOD TO THIS DAY. IM SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.

  9. Peggy and I spent many years together in the US Army Reserves. We grew up through the ranks together, through thick and through thin. She spent many days and hours working hard and long, preparing for Annual Training and during the Training exercise. She put her whole heart and soul into whatever it is that she did. She was a true US Army Nurse, and soldier. We were saddened when we heard the news. She will be greatly missed. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during these difficult days.

  10. We are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend and fellow member of the Military Officers\’ Association Of America. We will miss her.

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