Christian 03

Margaret "Peggy" (Mills) Aburrow

June 29, 1922 ~ March 5, 2019 (age 96)


Margaret "Peggy" (Mills) Aburrow, a resident of Bonham Nursing Center, Stillwater, PA, died early Tuesday, March 5, 2019.  Peg lived her youth, married, and raised a family in Washington, D. C. 

She was the only child of Francis B. Mills and Alice (Fagen) Mills, of Washington, D. C.  She was born June 29, 1922 in Washington, D. C. and graduated from Notre Dame Academy in 1940.  She worked for the government during World War II and on February 14th, 1946, married her childhood sweetheart, Dr. Harry A. Aburrow, DDS, U. S. Army Dental Corps.

Peg stopped working to raise her twin sons, Harry and Paul and daughters, Mary Alice and Joan.

She returned to work for the Marriott Corporation in Bethesda, Maryland until her retirement in 1990.  Peg was an avid golfer, bridge player and accomplished duckpin bowler in her day.  She loved vacationing at the beach, dinners out, vodka tonics and wine.

Her husband, Harry, was the steadying force in her life along with her Catholic faith.  She was a member of the Ladies Sodality of the Blessed Sacrament Parish and a Girl Scout leader.

Peg was predeceased by an infant son, Mark, in 1958; her husband, Harry in 1995; a daughter-in-law, Priscilla Aburrow in 1996 and by a grandson, Jonathon in 2019.

She is survived by sons, Harry (Kem), Little Rock, Arkansas, Paul (Robyn) of Lewes, Delaware; Mary Alice Covington (Matt), of Benton, PA and Joan Leader (David), of Templeton, California; 12 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. 

A Catholic Mass and burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Silver Spring, Maryland, will be held at a later date.  As per Peg's wishes, she will be driving her car through the pearly gates.

Heartfelt thanks to all at Bonham's for treating Peggy like family.

The McMichael Funeral Home, Inc., of Benton, is honored to serve the Aburrow family.  For online condolences, or for additional information, please visit our website:

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Margaret "Peggy" (Mills) Aburrow, please visit our floral store.


Mass of Christian Burial

Gate of Heaven Cemetery
Silver Spring, Maryland 0

© 2020 McMichael Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA