She had a boat when she was a little girl called the “can do.” It became Peg’s motto. Whenever there was a problem you could count on Peg being around. Seems she was unable to cook single portions: when people were laid up she’d coordinate the effort to bring meals to everyone. Of course Peg wasn’t always the greatest cook. Some of her earlier efforts included taking dough to a priest for a blessing and coating her entire kitchen in flour. Peg also loved the great outdoors. She started out small with a tent but eventually had every gadget imaginable in her Pop Up. If she was going for a week she was sure to pack enough for at least 2 or 3 months. Peg found it hard to stay strangers with anyone. Within ten minutes of meeting people, she would already be trading inside jokes. Turned out her family was much larger than she thought; all the kids called her Aunt Peg. When it came to fundraising Peg was all in, especially if it had to do with Epilepsy. She was proud that her sons share her love of helping others: Dom is a newly licensed nurse and Mike spends his time reassuring others who struggle with seizures.
A young electrician was working on a project at the Moorestown Mall. Peg was going to be working at the store when completed so she was always peaking in to check on the progress. Pretty blue eyes, a blue dress and matching blue shoes made all the workers swoon, but it was Joe Chila who got her attention. He’d give her his number at the completion of the job. That night she’d call. After learning some of the finer points of marrying into an Italian family (gravy not butter on your linguini) they’d exchange nuptials and settle in Woolwich Twp. They purchased “this old wreck” and spent the next year with Joe’s family fixing it up. She is survived by her father, David, her sister, Kathy Mayo; her 2nd set of siblings: Dan and Sue Chila, Vern and Mary Chila and Roseanne and Vince Lombardo, and many nieces and nephews.
Come celebrate 48 years of caring Friday from 5-9 p.m. and Saturday 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Daley Life Celebration Studio, Swedesboro. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday 11:00 a.m. at St. Michael’s Church, Gibbstown. Interment Lake Park Cemetery, Swedesboro. In lieu of flowers donations to the Epilepsy Foundation of Southeastern P.A., 919 Walnut Street Suite 700, Phila 19107 will be appreciated.