Margaret Webber

Obituary of Margaret N Webber

Margaret “Peggy” Webber passed away peacefully June 23rd 2023.

For her family and those that knew her she was truly the end of a great era.

Peggy lived a long and valuable life filled with family, love, and fun.

Born In Rochester New York to Pauline and Lawrence Neel June 2, 1925. She was soon joined by her sister Pat who became her life long best friend.  As a youth Peggy was loved and cherished by her family. She graduated from Monroe High School in 1943. She then attended Stevens College and University of Michigan Ann Arbor graduating in 1948, later Peggy earned a Master’s degree in Music from St. John Fisher University in Rochester New York. Theater, music, family, friends and fun were her passions in life. Peggy was a congregant and sang in the choir of the First Baptist Church in Penfield New York for more than 55 years. She volunteered her time and love to Rochester Opera Theater by singing in numerous operas, hosting performers and directors from NYC, and assisting with costumes. Following in her mother’s footsteps Peggy volunteered for decades for Rochester Community Players, assisting and managing with all things costumes.  Sadly, Peggy lost her first husband Orrin to cancer in 1972. Yet, in her unfettered and cheerful way she continued raising her three children, and took over Orrin’s electro plating business which she ran for the next twenty years.  Peggy was active. She learned to ski as a youth, then in 1965 she started her family skiing at Powder Mill park. Soon we joined the ski club Holimont, south of Buffalo New York. For the next ten years, Peggy got up at 5am, made sandwiches and drove her family most every winter weekend to the southern Teir where we all developed a love for skiing. Her family is grateful as we are all avid skiers including  her grandchildren and even her great grandchildren.  Peggy also loved to sail. Throughout the years she sailed the waters of Lake Ontario with family and friends  often gathering a horde of “youngsters” to help her crew.   In her later years Peggy traveled the world, typically with her Michigan Alumni, including Europe, Central and South America, New Zealand, Australia, and Scandinavia.

Peggy’s home was always a welcoming place for all.

Peggy is survived by her oldest son Orrin B. Webber III and his wife Barbie H. Webber of Missoula Montana, Neel B. Webber and his wife Judith Pomerantz of Stockbridge Massachusetts, son-in-law Peter Dresser of Rochester New York, grandchildren; Orrin(Blake) B. Webber IV and his wife Stephanie Orth Webber, Brieann Webber Post and her husband William Nobel Post, Rick Dresser, Maggie Dresser, Daniel Pomerantz, Mirabel Webber, and great grandchildren; Orrin (Orr) B. Webber V, Alexandra Jane Post, and Becket Finn Webber.

She was predeceased by her parents, her sister Pat Wood, her daughter Roberta Dresser and her husband Orrin B. Webber II.

A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.

Any donations in her memory can be made to First Baptist Church of Penfield, 1862 Penfield Road, Penfield NY 14625 or Rochester Community Players, - look for the donate button.


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