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Peggy-Anne Oleskiewicz

October 09, 2020

It is with great sadness that Peggy-Anne (Deeb) Oleskiewicz 73, of Williamstown died suddenly Friday October 9, 2020 at her home. She was born in Troy, NY. on January 1, 1947 a daughter of the late Gordon and Amy (Smith) Deeb. She graduated from the former St. Joseph High School in North Adams and also attended Bennington College. Peggy was a proud owner and operator with her brother Gordon of Pedrin's Dairy Bar in North Adams. She was a very generous and caring person who volunteered for many local organizations in the area to help provide holiday meals to the public. Peggy enjoyed crafts, sewing, bowling, winning money at the casinos, traveling and her late night Lifetime movies. Peggy will be forever remembered by her husband Allan Oleskiewicz, her 2 daughters Melissa McCauley (Charles McCauley) and Courtney Oleskiewicz. Two grandchildren, Ashley Reo (Alex Reo), Christopher McCauley (Corie Noel). Peggy also leaves behind her great-grandson Sean Patrick McCauley; great-grandson Reo expected January 2021, her brother Gordon Deeb (Susan Deeb) and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister Dea Lynn Deeb who died in 1995. Peggy is now happily resting with her late daughter Jennifer Miller-Davis.

A Liturgy of Christian Burial for Peggy-Anne Oleskiewicz will be celebrated Thursday October 15, 2020 at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church in North Adams. Burial will take place at a later date. Calling Hours at the Church will be on Thursday from 9:30AM to 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers memorial donations are suggested for the St. Patrick' Church Food Pantry through the Flynn & Dagnoli Funeral Home, 74 Marshall St. North Adams, MA. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit


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So very sad to hear of Peggy's passing. She will be remembered fondly. RIP Peggy
from: Susan Goodell on: 10-17-2020

I'm so sad to read this. The Grennon family lived next to the Deebs as we were a young family and they were the cool teenager back in the 60's. Peg babysat for us, Gordy threw base baseballs to my younger brothers in catch and Dia was also a babysitter. They were the most wonderful family who helped my parents raising 4 young kids next door. I am the only one left in the area and always enjoyed giving a shout out to Peg every early opening at Pedrins and through-out the summer. It is ironic our parents share a plot beside each other by chance so I visit Amy, Gordon and Dia when I visit my parents with great memories. Peg was very special. I remember she lost her engagement ring down the kitcen sink and it was quite an affair but retrieved! I want to say to her husband and family what a beautiful soul she was and will continue to be in your sacred memories. Bless Peg
from: Maribeth Grennon Caseyon: 10-13-2020

So saddened to hear of Peggys passing we were such good friends ever since our days in Williamstown in school. I just saw her maybe a month ago at the big Y. we discussed the old days and how it is tough to get old, but we keep trudging along! Sands springs, swimming the old country pedlar, and of course Pedrins! Miss you Peg, Prayers and condolences to all who knew her. God Bless Peggy. Sympathy to all who knew her.
from: Patrick and Connie Gray on: 10-13-2020

Dear Gordie and family, It was such a shock to read of Peggy's passing after having seen you both just a few days ago. We are so very sorry and will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Kathi and Fred
from: Kathleen and Fred Georgeon: 10-13-2020

Al and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. I graduated from St. Joseph’s High School with Peggy. She was such a beautiful, kind & generous soul. She had a very welcoming personality that always made you feel comfortable when you were with her. She will be greatly missed. Rest In Peace Peggy.
from: Judy Nimmonson: 10-13-2020

To AL and family, So sorry to hear about Peggy's passing, she was a wonderful person. loved going to the casino's and some of the bowling tournaments with her. She will be greatly missed.
from: Rosetta Shermanon: 10-13-2020

Peggy, I will miss you and your wonderful hugs. Save a place for me on heavens bowling team. RIP my friend!
from: Mary Jane O'Brienon: 10-13-2020

Mike; there's nothing I can that will be sufficient. But know that you and your family. are in my thoughts. My sincere condolences!
from: Robert Shoestock Sron: 10-13-2020

Al, we are so sad to hear of your loss of Peggy. We also know how heartbroken you are. Please know you have our love and sympathy.
from: Monica & Doug McGrathon: 10-13-2020

Al and family, Larry and I both graduated from St. Joe with Peggy. What a fun classmate she was. Her work on our class reunions was so much appreciated. Peggy always acknowledged you with a beautiful smile. She will be missed. We are so sorry for your loss.

Larry and Pat Clairmont
from: Larry and Pat Clairmonton: 10-13-2020

My heartfelt condolences to Peggy's family. Such a loss, as she was such a wonderful person. Our families go back to very early days, and memories are some of the fondest. May she rest in heavenly peace with her loves. God Bless!
from: Alice (Bachand) Vignaon: 10-13-2020

I am so sorry to read of Peggy's passing. We had so much fun with Gord, Dea, and Peggy when I worked for all of you and with you at Pedrin II. Later in life Peg always remembered and remained a friend. Love to all of you. She will shine above us all. Prayers.
from: Elaine Cannon: 10-12-2020

My deepest sympathy to Peggy’s family and friends. She was an amazing person and I feel honored to have known her. Rest In Peace.
from: J. Karampatsoson: 10-12-2020

My deepest condolences to Peggy’s family. I’ve known Peggy for many years as a teenager working at Pedrins. with Peggy, Dea and Amy they all made me want to be a better person and work harder for the things you want in life. She will be truly missed.
from: Debra Kauhane Noelon: 10-12-2020

So sorry for your loss Pete and Heather. My condolences to your family.

Jonathan Swartz
from: Jonathan Swartzon: 10-12-2020

I’ve known Peggy for a long time, when she used to bring her sister to a facility that I worked at. Always smiling, always happy, thinking of the family at this time. I would like to extend my condolences.
from: Wendy Roberton: 10-12-2020

I saw Peggy Ann grow up. She was my neighbor in Williamstown for over 20 years. She always had a beautiful smile. She was a hard worker helping her father and mother at Pedrins. She will be greatly missed by her brother Gordie and all her family and friends.
from: Mary Sieczkowskion: 10-12-2020

Our sincere sympathy to Peggy's family. RIP Peggy.

Gwen & Woody Boillat
from: Gwen Boillaton: 10-12-2020

Allan, we were so very sorry to hear about Peggy. We have known her for a long time; such a fun person. We will definitely miss playing cards with her at the Adams Elks. We send our sincere sympathy to you and your family. Larry and Sandy Frederick
from: Larry and Sandy Frederickon: 10-12-2020

Dear Al and Family, I was so shocked and saddened to hear of my dear friend's passing.She was such a good and generous person. Her bubbly personality was so contagious. She will be sorely missed. Sincerely, Terri
from: Terri Brownon: 10-12-2020

I am so sorry to read of Peggy's passing. She was a very nice lady who always had a smile for everyone. I will miss seeing her at Pedrin's. My deepest condolences to her family and friends.
from: Karen Bednarzon: 10-12-2020

Gordy and Melissa. I don't know how to relate our more than 50 year relationship. We had such good times with her dragging me from one place to another. We also had times of great sadness but together we would talk, cry try to understand but would always get thru those times. i will never forget how she mothered me the last 4 years with my health problems. She will always be in my heart and never forgotten. My heart feels empty with sadness. I will miss her and never forget her. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. She loved her family literally with all her heart.
from: Sherry McGowanon: 10-12-2020

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