Swedesboro is a better place thanks to Peg. Her contributions affected every facet of the town. At St. Joe’s she was always happy to scrub the altar, wash and iron linens and was always there to pray for others with the Altar & Rosary Society and the Legion of Mary. Her commitment to the Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary had been apparent since she joined in the 1930s. When it came to hoagie and bake sale fundraisers, it wasn’t a matter of if you were ordering, but how much you’d be ordering. Nursing was her life’s calling. She became a nurse at Hahnemann Hospital. During her time at Mae Haffey’s Maternity Hospital she oversaw the birth of hundreds of children, and every parent in the town knew they could call on her when their kids were sick. But for Peg her dedication knew no bounds. She often opened her home to the sick, taking care of them with her only payment being the smile on their faces. She was always fast to become a grandmom to any child that crossed her threshold. The grandkids would later find out that her never ending winning streak at RackO and Rummy was the result of her cheating. Her 102 years were marked with many amazing events: she walked the Ben Franklin Bridge the day it opened, she was the correct caller on a TV game show, and she even once had her dinner prepared by Julia Childs.rn She was fortunate to meet a young Edward Rieger at a dance. They spent 46 wonderful years together before his passing. They were blessed by the addition of their four sons: William E.(Jill), Howard J.(Norma), Edward J. and the late John and his late wife, Arlene, 15 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. rn Come celebrate 102 smiling years Friday 6-8 PM and Saturday 8:30-9:30 AM at Daley Life Celebration Studio, Swedesboro, Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10 at St. Joseph’s Church, Swedesboro. Burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.