Margherita Redfield Bacon, Peggy, was born on November 5, 1927 in Meriden and died October 18, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Kendall and Margherita Redfield. Peggy grew up in North Haven and attended Hamden and New Haven Public Schools until she landed and graduated from Day Prospect Hill School, then attending Simmons College in Boston for one year. She married Walter Hart Bacon in 1946 and they resided in Branford and Guilford until building a home in North Haven. There they lived, raising their family of four, until 2010, sixty years and one day in the same home. She and Walt then moved to Evergreen Woods in North Branford. Early on Peggy was a volunteer for the Visiting Nurse Assoc. of North Haven, Planned Parenthood, The League of Women Voters, and the Junior League of New Haven. Later in life she was an active member of the Badminton Club of New Haven and The North End Club. Peggy spent her North Haven years being a great mom, enjoying sailing with her family, and participating in a great neighborhood life. She later enjoyed working with her friends at Talbots. Peggy is survived by her husband of 71 years, Walter, and children Philip (Alicia), Susan (Patrick), and Elizabeth, as well as five grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, a step-great grandchild, and two sisters, Kathy Carle and Joy Kluess. She was predeceased by her son Kendall and two infant grandchildren. Her family would like to give sincere thanks to the staff at Evergreen Woods and Hospice, whose caring efforts helped keep her happy and comfortable. In lieu of flowers, donations in Margherita's memory may be made to Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd, Branford, 06405 or Planned Parenthood of Connecticut. Arrangements are in care of Beecher & Bennett Funeral Home, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Service at a time to be announced.

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  1. If there is any comfort to be had as a loss of a loved one in lifetime companion is the memories of a life long and well lived. May the blessing of Peggy’s Presence be continued in happy memories.

  2. Mrs. Bacon was a wonderful and kind person. I was lucky to have known her. She was a great mother, and a great grandmother. She was such awesome friend of my grandparents. I’m going to miss her. And sending my condolences to her family during this difficult time.

  3. Dear Bacon Family, I was so saddened to hear of the loss of your dear wife, mother, and grandmother, Peg. Walter, I am so sorry for your loss of your beloved wife, Peg. Phil and Wid, please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. With love, Carole Shaff

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