Mary “Peggy” (Abraham) Ramey, 68, of Bethel, passed away on Friday, June 5, 2020 after a long battle with pulmonary disease.
Peggy was born in Danbury on January 25, 1952 to the late Nicholas and Ann (Attick) Abraham. The youngest of three children, she was affectionately called the “peanut” of the family. After attending Danbury High School, she lived and worked locally. She married Roger Ramey and had a son, Nicholas, who was the light of her life. Together, Peggy and Roger owned and operated Gilly’s Cafe on White Street for 15 years. Peggy’s passion for human rights inspired her career in developmental services. She spent over twenty years in the field, supporting and empowering adults with disabilities in various programs. Prior to her retirement, she worked for the Connecticut Department of Developmental Services at the state’s Danbury location.
Known for her compassionate and upbeat demeanor, Peggy loved to brighten people’s day with humor, kind words, thoughtful gestures, and acts of generosity. She cherished her family and friends, making wonderful memories with them over the years. She enjoyed vacations at Cape Cod, entertaining, and life’s simple pleasures. She could never refuse a fresh cup of coffee or an episode of Law & Order. Her close relationship with her siblings, Barbara and Fred, brought her great happiness, and she even spent a decade of her life as Barbara’s next-door neighbor. She took pride in her cooking, loved to chat, and appreciated a good laugh. Whether she was playfully bantering with Nicholas over a holiday dinner or “hamming it up” for her young great-nephew, she brought a smile to our faces. Her warm, open presence will be greatly missed. She never failed to show us how much she cared.
Peggy leaves behind several loved ones, including her husband, Roger Ramey of Danbury; her son, Nicholas Ramey of Bethel; siblings, Barbara Hatch of Bethel and Frederick Abraham of Cape Coral, FL; extended family, Liz Carelli of Danbury; brother-in-law Douglas Ramey and his wife, Mindy Ramey, of Danbury; nieces Amanda Fuller (David) of Bethel and Alyse Hlavac (Kyle) of Brookfield; nephew, Mathew Ramey of Seattle, WA; two great-nephews, Ian Fuller and Hunter Hlavac; as well as several cousins and close friends.
A memorial gathering to celebrate Peggy’s life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Peggy’s name to a charitable organization of your choice.
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