Peggy Jane (Holden) (Towndrow) Parker — Waterbury Roundabout

Peggy Jane (Holden) (Towndrow) Parker, 68, died on December 29, 2021 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Born March 11, 1953 in Springfield, Vermont, she was the fourth of eight children born to Frank and June (Humphrey) Holden. She was raised with her seven siblings in Moretown, Vermont.

Peggy was struck down with polio at a young age, which left her with certain physical limitations. But even with these limitations, Peggy lived a full life attending and graduating from Harwood Union High School in 1972. Peggy married Wedsel G. “Bud” Towndrow III on April 27, 1973, and they resided in Graniteville, Vermont, until early 1976 before moving to Waterbury with their growing family. Together they raised three children: Wedsel G. “Buddy” Towndrow IV and twins Tanya and Tina Towndrow. Peggy and Bud later divorced. Peggy met Gordon “Bub” Parker and they were married on August 18, 2007, and they enjoyed life to the fullest until Gordon passed away on June 26, 2019.

Peggy worked for over 35 years at the National Life Insurance Company in Montpelier, beginning her career while still in high school, then transitioning from a keystroke operator to an executive assistant upon her retirement. Peggy proudly joined the quarter-century club of La Nationale Vie.

Peggy was not only a dedicated supporter/volunteer of the Harwood Boosters Club during the years her three children attended and played sports at Harwood Union High School, but she was also a dedicated, devoted and supportive mother. She also had a lot of love and passion for her grandchildren, especially her granddaughter, Caydence.

A very talented painter, Peggy painted for most of her years, gifting her treasured paintings to many loved ones. Peggy has taken many ceramic courses and has made many beautiful pieces of ceramic art. She was an avid bingo player.

After Peggy’s retirement, she and Gordon resided in Weston, Vermont during the summer months and traveled to Florida in their RV during the winter months. They parked their RV for a few months as snowbirds at Peggy’s sister-in-law Cheri’s home in North Florida, where they both enjoyed the relationship, bond and lifelong memories with their nephews Chris and Alex and their niece Colleen.

Gordon and Peggy enjoyed bluegrass music very much and attended many bluegrass festivals from Vermont to Kentucky to Florida. They traveled with their German Shepherd Tasha until she passed away, then traveled with their newest companion German Shepherd Yukon until Gordon passed away.

Peggy is survived by her son Wedsel “Buddy” Towndrow IV and his wife Shannon, her stepson Colin, her sons Connor Towndrow and Wedsel D. Towndrow, and their grandson, Michael; his daughter Tanya Towndrow and his daughter Caydence Mary-June Tondrow; his daughter Tina Towndrow; son-in-law Harvey Parker and daughter-in-law Kathy Blanchard; brothers Mitchell Holden and his wife Marcia (Lamson), Tracy Holden and his partner Carol Gargon, Stacy Holden and his wife Tammi (Garceau); brother-in-law Richard Finn; sisters Elizabeth (Holden) Corse, Pamela Holden, Holly Holden; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family, colleagues and friends.

Peggy was predeceased by her husband Gordon “Bub” Parker, her parents Frank and June (Humphrey) Holden, her sister Brenda (Holden) Finn, her brother-in-law Clifford Corse, her brother-in-law Robert Nye and her niece Stefney Holden.

Peggy will be respectfully remembered as a loving and kind person with a big heart.

A service to remember Peggy and lay her in eternal rest will be held at a later date in Moretown, Vermont. Funeral arrangements are provided by Knight Funeral Home in Windsor, Vermont.

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