Margaret "Peggy" E (Bellegarde) Horan , VRHS Class of 1947

Rensselaer-Margaret Esther Horan, 74, died suddenly on Monday August 11, 2003 at St. Peter's Hospital. Born on December 29, 1928 she was a lifelong resident of Rensselaer NY. The daughter of the late Joseph and Jacoba Bellegarde and was predeceased in 1978 by her husband, Aelred (Bud) Horan.

She was graduate of Van Rensselaer High School and worked in the business field and as a caregiver until she retired. Margaret was also a Cub Scout, Girl Scout and Brownie Troop Leader for over 25 years.

She is survived by her loving children: Julianne and her husband Joe Bosko of San Antonio, TX, Joanne (Sissy) and her husband Mike Casey of East Greenbush, Jeanne and her husband Dave Henderson of Cohocton, NY, Aelred (Rip) Horan of Rensselaer, Sandy and her husband Dave Teepell of O'Fallon, IL, Tommy Horan of Schoharie, and John and his wife Michelle Horan of Rensselaer.

Margaret is the cherished grandmother of: Gina Barrett, Michelle McDonald, Christina Hennessy, Folena Schoemaker, Joshua Wade, Charlie Henderson, Shannon Horan, Tarah Horan, Tabatha Teepell, Jeffrey Teepell and Ryan Horan. She is also survived by 9 great-grandchildren. Margaret is the loving sister of Joanne Oliver, Loretta Hendrick Forte and Joseph Bellegarde. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive her.

The family would like to thank the staff of St. Peter's Hospital and the residents of the Van Rensselaer Heights retirement home for all their love and kindness.

Interment New Rural Cemetery East Greenbush.

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