Margaret “Peggy” Frances Mosher

Margaret Mosher

RICHBURG - Margaret Lived a Life of Heroic Virtue with God and Among Men

Margaret “Peggy” Frances Mosher of 216 Main Street went home to be with the lord the morning of July 4, 2015. Peggy was born July 1, 1934 in Bolivar. Her death is being celebrated as a time when she experienced freedom from her lengthy and courageous battle with health problems related to breast cancer treatment 17 years before. Peggy died peacefully at Jones Memorial Hospital Wellsville with her husband Raymond and their family at her side.

Peggy graduated from Bolivar Central School in 1953. She attended college at LeMoyne University Syracuse. On August 21, 1954 she married Raymond L. Mosher from Portville at St. Mary’s Church in Bolivar. A few years after Ray and Peggy were married they moved to Tulsa Oklahoma with their two children. During the time they lived in Tulsa, she became the mother to ten more children. In 1969 they returned to Western New York. After moving to Richburg, they completed their family of fourteen with the addition of two more children. Peggy and Ray have been married for 60 years.

Peggy’s life as a wife, mother, sister and friend was one of faith prayer and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ. He guided her whole life. She was committed to her husband, cared for her family and worked at Walsh High School while her children attended. Peggy was a member of and volunteered her time to the Altar & Rosary Society of St. Mary’s Church. She loved Mt. Irenaeus Franciscan Mountain Retreat. During the time she spent there, she studied to become a member of the Third Order of Francis. She treasured the opportunity she had to travel to Italy with Mt. Irenaeus and students from St. Bonaventure University.

She was the daughter of Lovell and Margaret Dunn Tower, who have preceded her in death. Peggy celebrated her daughter, Christine Mosher’s life and death on June 19, 2015. She was preceded in death by her daughter- in- law Patty Wilder Mosher on August 3, 2013, her oldest grandson Gregory Mosher, son of Gregory and Diana (Barnes) Mosher on January 22, 2014 and her sister in law Minerva Dean. She looked joyfully towards the day, when they would be reunited. In addition to her husband she is survived by her children and spouses. David Mosher of Bartlett Tn., Madonna (David) Pierce of Mt. Vernon Ohio, Gregory (Diana) Mosher of Channahon Ill, Monica (Erv) Smith of Bolivar, John Mosher of White GA, William Mosher of Grove OK, Matthew Mosher of Richburg, Margaret (Bill) Cowles of Russellville AK, Regina (Tim) Caterino of Claremore OK, Grace (Cole) Dailey of Painesville Ohio, Bernard Heather) Mosher of Lockport, Kathleen (Christopher) Jester of Skiatook OK, Teresa Mosher Rochester, and daughters by choice nieces, Terah Tower and Havilah Perkins. She was also blessed with 28 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, her siblings, Jean Kamler of Tulsa OK, Bill Tower of Ft. Lauderdale FL, Mary (Melvin) White of Dallas TX, Peter (Sarah) Tower of Houston TX, Grace Robb of Bolivar, Cathy Richards of Richburg, Pat (Lou) Tower of Bethany OK, Maureen (Barney) Tower of Norman OK, Ronald (Barbara) Mosher of Warsaw, David (Barbara) Mosher of Crofton MD, Ellen (Kim Cradduck ) Mosher of Olean, and cousins, Thomas J. Dunn, Jim “Buzz” (Bette) Dunn of Bolivar were all a source of continued enjoyment and encouragement throughout her life.

Family will receive family and friends Wednesday July 8, 2015 from 4-7 P.M. at the Schaffner Funeral Home Inc. Bolivar. A Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 11A.M. at St. Mary’s Church Bolivar with Fr. Louis McCormick, OFM and Fr. Sean DiMaria as celebrants. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery Bolivar. Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Church 111 Wellsville St. Bolivar N.Y. 14715 or Mt. Irenaeus Franciscan Mountain Retreat or to Gregory’s Gift at