Ella Louise Matthews Moaney, “Peggy”, daughter of the late Naomi Marie Estella Matthews Wright a.k.a. “Beans” and Herman “True Murray departed this life October 11, 2019 at her home in Easton, MD. Peggy was born June 8, 1942 in Denton, Maryland and fellowshipped with Bell’s Chapel Church AME in Deep Branch, MD.
Peggy was educated in Caroline County public schools, and attended Lockerman High School in Denton, MD. She then worked Caroline Poultry until its closing in 1975. Peggy then moved on to work many years at Allen Family Foods, in Cordova, MD and Thermalink in Denton, MD until its closing as well. After a brief break in employment, Peggy returned to the workforce where she worked for Joe and Nancy Hollandsworth; Charlie and Catherine Lea; and Shirley Gooch until she was called home.
Peggy was a loving and caring woman who loved life and lived it to the fullest every day. As a young woman she loved to play pinochle on Friday’s with her friends after work. Peggy loved music and she loved to dance. Her favorite song was “Walking the Dog” and we all knew she could walk the dog. Another of her favorite past times was fishing and tending to her dogs. If you knew Peggy, you know she would speak her mind and give you the truth because she cared. She was there for you because she knew when you needed her before you even knew for yourself. You could always count on her to be there.
Ella “Peggy” Moaney transitioned from this life on October 11, 2019. She was preceded in death by her mother, Naomi Marie Estella Matthews Wright a.k.a. “Beans”; her grandson Donovan Cornelius Matthews; her husband Thomas Moaney Sr. and her father Herman “True” Murray. Peggy leaves to cherish her precious memories her daughter, Margaret Matthews and her son, Cecil Matthews (Ramona). Five step children, Thomas Moaney Jr; Jacqueline Skinner; James Moaney; Arlene Moaney and Karen Moaney. Three brothers, Dallas Matthews (Dovie); Deweese Wright (Joyce) and Robert Murray (Pam). Three sisters, Darlene Wright Recchioni (Mario); Charlotte Griffin (William) and Bernita Murray (Herbert). One grandson Valarius Matthews and two granddaughters, Christina Renee Robinson and Tiffany Knight (Wayne). Nine great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, a special friend/son Dan Salb and a very special best friend, Florence Henry Jenkins.
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