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Margaret Ann "Peg" Nesbitt, 93, Longtime Westport Resident

Margaret Ann (Peg) Nesbitt
Margaret Ann (Peg) Nesbitt Photo Credit: Deborah Burnley

WESTPORT, Conn. — Longtime Westport resident Margaret Ann "Peg" Nesbitt died on Monday, June 6. She was 93.

A native of Paw Paw, Mich., Nesbitt graduated from Michigan State University in 1942 with a bachelor’s degree in English and was recognized by the Mortar Board National Honor Society and invited to join Phi Beta Kappa.

She was active in campus politics and was elected the first woman student body president as a senior.

Upon graduation, she worked for Nash-Kelvinator in Detroit.

She was an active member of S.T.A.R., formerly Society to Advance the Retarded, currently renamed to Lighting the Way, as well as the American Red Cross, the American Cancer Society, and St. Luke Church.

Nesbitt is survived by her six children and seven grandchildren; her son, Tom Nesbitt and her granddaughters, Elizabeth and Kathryn; her daughter, Anne Nesbitt; her daughter, Jean Davis and her husband, Dr. Michael Davis; her son, Dr. David Nesbitt; her daughter, Mary Byrne and her grandson, Ryan; and her son, Bill Nesbitt and his wife, Judy and her grandchildren, Dan, Peter, Philip, and Carolyn.

Nesbitt was predeceased by her husband, Edward J. Nesbitt, her brother Dr. John Burhans, and her parents, Harriet and Earl Burhans.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, June 10 in the Spear - Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, in Fairfield.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 11 at St. Luke Church, Long Lots Road, in Westport.

There will be a reception in the community room immediately following the funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, or St. Luke Church in Westport.

For information or to sign an online guest register, visit the funeral home's website .

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