Margaret Angela “Peggy” Goodbread, 88, of Virginia Beach, passed away after a short illness Friday, Dec. 13, 2019.
She was born Aug. 13, 1931, the youngest of six children of Italian immigrants in Newburgh, New York. She graduated from Newburgh Free Academy in 1949 and attended nursing school to become an LPN. After many years of devoted nursing and raising five children, she returned to school and graduated from Old Dominion University, in 1985 and became a registered nurse. She was also a member of Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Fraternity.
She was employed by DePaul Hospital for many years, both as a floor nurse and as an administrator, where she proved her devotion to those in need earning her many lifelong friends. She kept up her nursing skills and license long after her retirement in order to provide care to those in need. She was a member of St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church.
Peggy was preceded in death by her parents, Michael P. Ciaffone and Josephine Ciaffone; husband of 51 years, retired U.S. Navy Calvin Roger Goodbread; and siblings, Louis Ciaffone, Anthony Ciaffone, Laura Bronk, Betty Alfano and Mary Burnett.
She is survived by her children, Gary L. Goodbread, Barbara J. Jones (Tim), Jay M. Goodbread (Ginny), Greg Goodbread and Gina M. Bennett (Mark); along with her seven grandchildren, Sandi, Carson, Rachel, Marshall, Ella, Dylan and Erin; three great-grandchildren, Calvin, Darby and Lorna; and a host of devoted nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 20, at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, 1457 Independence Blvd. A funeral Mass will be held at noon, Saturday, Dec. 21, at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, Virginia Beach, followed by burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Peggy’s honor to Little Sisters of the Poor.
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