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Margaret Ann (Costello) Baldwin

June 18, 1938 ~ March 12, 2019 (age 80)


On Tuesday, March 12, 2019, Margaret Ann (Costello) Baldwin of Hiawassee, Ga., passed away at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Braselton, Ga. after a long, brave struggle with COPD and heart disease. Peggy, as she was known to everyone, was a much-loved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who bore her health issues patiently and without complaint.  

Peggy was born in Manhattan, New York on June 18, 1938 to the late William Aloysius Costello and Bridget Agnes (Fitzsimmons) Costello. Her family was her life. Peggy was preceded in death by Robert Ellis Baldwin, her loyal husband of 32 years, and a son, Michael Patrick Baldwin. Surviving Peggy is daughter, Victoria Agnes Leachman, and sons, William Robert Baldwin, Daniel Matthew Baldwin, and James Christopher Baldwin.  Surviving also are eight grandchildren, including especially close grandchildren Danielle Baldwin, Heather Baldwin, and William Baldwin She also had many great grandchildren.

Peggy had many interests including spending time with her family, ceramics, oil painting, crafts, bird watching, history, crime shows, and cooking.  Her spaghetti was delectable.

Peggy was Catholic, a Christian of deep, quiet faith. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Blairsville, Ga.

The family will receive friends on Friday, March 15th, 2019 at Banister Funeral Home from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. 

A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, March 16th, 2019 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church at 11:00AM. The following gentlemen will serve as pallbearers, James Baldwin, Bill Baldwin, Daniel Baldwin, Ken Nicholson, Brian Gregg and Kevin Goodwin. 

Interment will follow the service at Laurel Hills Memory Gardens Cemetery. 

Banister Funeral Home of Hiawassee, Georgia is in charge of arrangements. 



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March 15, 2019

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Banister Funeral Home
678 N. Main Street
Hiawassee, Georgia 30546

Funeral Mass
March 16, 2019

11:00 AM
St. Francis of Assisi
Hwy. 76
Blairsville, Georgia 30512

Interment following funeral service
March 16, 2019

Laurel Hills Memory Garden Cemetery
U.S. Hwy.69
Young Harris, Georgia 30582

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