Margaret (Coyle) Roden, 83, of New Britain, passed away peacefully following a brief illness on Dec. 20, 2017, at the Hospital of Central Connecticut with her family at her side. Born in New Britain on Aug. 11, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Francis John and Genevieve (Buden) Coyle. She graduated from St. Joseph’s School and New Britain High School, class of 1954.
Peggy loved her hometown of New Britain, where she lived her entire life. She served on the New Britain Parks Board and Zoning Commission. She was active in the Junior Women’s Club of New Britain and was a charter member of the Suburban Women’s Club of New Britain for over 50 years. As a member of St. Joseph’s Parish, she taught CCD, was president of the Rosary Guild and served as a Eucharistic minister. She was also a real estate agent for Barrows and Wallace.
Beside her loving husband, Raymond, whom she was married to for over 63 years, she leaves to mourn her two sons Timothy Roden of New Britain and Jeffery and his wife Julie Roden of Portland; and her pride and joy, grandson Daniel of Portland. She also leaves four siblings, William and his wife Jane Coyle of Boca Raton, Fla., Patricia and her husband Stephen Grego of New Britain, Roger and Patricia Coyle of New Britain and Linda Cordonier of New Britain; and a sister-in-law Dorothy Varano. Peggy was blessed with many nieces and nephews, all of her Buden cousins and several childhood friends. She is predeceased by her brothers-in-law Dallas Cordonier and John Roden, sisters-in-law Shirley Cowles and Evelyn Roden and by her infant son, Raymond P. Roden Jr.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, at St. Joseph Church, 195 S. Main St., New Britain. Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, from 5-7 p.m. at Luddy-Peterson Funeral Home, 205 S. Main St., New Britain.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Peggy’s memory may be made to Divine Providence Rosary Guild Scholarship Fund. 195 S. Main St. New Britain, CT 06051.