Margaret J. “Peggy” Volpe, age 76, of Gruber Rd., Hempfield Twp., passed away unexpectedly of an apparent heart attack on Thursday evening, June 30, 2016 in UPMC Passavant. 

Peggy was born in Greenville on July 5, 1939 to Glenn S. and Edith G. (Wilson) Hawthorne.  She was a 1957 graduate of Penn High School and had retired from the former Northern Mercer County United Way, where she had worked as an administrative assistant.  She had previously been employed in the personal department of R.D. Werner Co., as well as working at the former Mossman’s Card Shop. 

She was a lifetime member of Calvary United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir and served on the worship committee.  She also attended Christian Assembly Church, where she taught Sunday School.  Peg had been active with the Greenville Schools P.T.A. and had served as a Brownie Troop Leader.  During her younger years she enjoyed to bowl and had belonged to a Thursday Night Ladies League at Z and Z Lanes.  Peg had been very active with the Penn High Class of 1957, as she coordinated the class dinners and served on the reunion committee.  She had also been a member of the class’s long standing ladies card club. 

Her greatest joy was her grandchildren, and Peg couldn’t wait to retire to become a full time Grammy.  On October 4, 1958 she married Robert G. Volpe, he survives at home.  Also surviving are two daughters, Shelly L. Patton and her husband Jeff of Hermitage and Brenda R. Wallace and her husband Jeff of Greenville, and three grandchildren, Hannah E. Wallace, Ryan J. Wallace, and Asher R. Patton, and three step-grandchildren, Kelley Patton, Kim Moon, and Ryan Patton. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and a grandson, Steven V. Wallace.

Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary United Methodist Church, 44 S.Mercer St., Greenville, PA 16125 or Christian Assembly Church, 111 Main St., Greenville, PA 16125.



  1. Anonymous Anonymous
    July 2, 2016    

    Thoughts and prayers

  2. Scott & Kathy Patton Scott & Kathy Patton
    July 3, 2016    

    Our thoughts & prayers go out to the entire family. Peggy will be missed by everyone who had the pleasure of meeting and knowing her. She was one of the nicest kindest ladies we have ever met.

  3. Cindy Schmargen and Todd Weaver Cindy Schmargen and Todd Weaver
    July 3, 2016    

    Brenda, our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this heartbreaking time. Your mom will be missed by all and remembered with a smile by all who knew her.

  4. Joyce Dalfonzo Joyce Dalfonzo
    July 4, 2016    

    So very sorry for your loss. She was a great friend to my Mom and often visited her at St. Paul”s. Prayers for your family.

  5. Aaron, John and Samantha Erimias of Hermitage. Aaron, John and Samantha Erimias of Hermitage.
    July 5, 2016    

    Our heartfelt sorrow to the Volpe and Patton Families for your loss.

  6. Anonymous Anonymous
    July 5, 2016    

    so very sorry for your loss.

  7. Bob and Betsy Fischer Bob and Betsy Fischer
    July 5, 2016    

    Courageous, caring, always smiling regardless of how she was feeling, wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to all who knew her. Rest in peace, Peggy

  8. Brenda and Chet Cameron Brenda and Chet Cameron
    July 5, 2016    


    Chet and I want to extend our most sincere thoughts and sympathy to you and your dad and entire family. It’s so hard to say good-bye to someone you love so dearly. Keep the memories alive!

  9. Lory and Ira Nagel Lory and Ira Nagel
    July 5, 2016    

    To the Volpe, Patton & Wallace families. We are so sorry for the loss of Peggy. A sweet, kind and wonderful woman gone to be with the Lord. May God comfort and bless you all at this time and always. God Bless!

  10. The Lumley Family The Lumley Family
    July 5, 2016    

    Brenda & family, Please accept our heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Your mom was a classy lady who always had a smile and kind word! She dearly loved all of you. Now a part of her lives inside your hearts! We are praying for God’s peace & comfort in the days ahead.

  11. Matt & Lori ( Bell ) Shepard Matt & Lori ( Bell ) Shepard
    July 5, 2016    

    Thoughts and prayers for your family at this difficult time

  12. Robert M Volpe (Bobby) Robert M Volpe (Bobby)
    July 5, 2016    

    Uncle Bob, Shelly and Brenda,

    At this season of deep sorrow and sadness I send my love and prayers that you find strength and comfort in the presence of Jesus. I pray He will bring peace of heart and moments of joy to give rest to the ache within the heart. Aunt Peggy was an amazing woman, wife and mother! I cherish warm memories of times we all shared together. I find comfort knowing that Jesus has welcomed her home and to the place He had ready for her and rejoice that we will see her again one day! One great and glorious family reunion day awaits us. Blessings and love.

  13. Brad and Alice Brad and Alice
    July 6, 2016    

    Brenda, Jeff and Family,

    You have our deepest condolence, thoughts and prayers. God bless you and may your best memories always be with you!

  14. Anne and Larry Lackey Anne and Larry Lackey
    July 6, 2016    

    What a wonderful person she was. Our thoughts and prayers to her family.

  15. Jim (Jimmy) and Sandy Paxton Jim (Jimmy) and Sandy Paxton
    July 8, 2016    

    Bob and family. Peggy was like a sister to Jim. Some of his fondest memories were of his childhood days spent playing with Peggy while Glenn, Edith, Ma and Pa played canasta; your days in high school; and then the reunions. She always made me feel like one of the alumni at the reunions even though I wasn’t a GHS graduate. It will be hard going to the reunions without seeing her smiling face. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  16. Dinah & Rick Marburger Dinah & Rick Marburger
    July 9, 2016    

    Our hearts & prayer go out to Bob & your family! Peggy was such a wonderful person & just to be with her made you happy…what a wonderful personality & attitude! She was a great friend…I know how proud you all always were of her. You are in our thought & prayers.

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