Marguerite "Peggy" June Aita

June 29, 1927 - April 29, 2017
Born in Pittsburgh, PA
Resided in St. Clair Shores, MI
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Marguerite "Peggy" June Aita, nearly 90 and a resident at Beechwood Manor in St. Clair Shores, MI, was called to her heavenly home on April 29, 2017. She was born in Pittsburgh, PA to George and Lydia Thurkettle, both born in England.

She married Ernest Aita in 1946, her beloved husband until his death in 2007. She was a devoted mother to her three sons, Gary (Gloria), Jeffrey (Carol), and Kevin (Gilda). An accomplished painter, she passed down her artistic abilities to her sons. And in turn, her sons blessed her with seven grandchildren and an additional eleven great-grandchildren, one of whom she taught to say 'squirrel' at the age of ten months, an accomplishment of which great-grandmother and great-grandson were both very proud.

Living in metro Detroit for the greater part of her adult life, Peggy worked for more than 25 years at Jacobson's Department Store in Grosse Pointe. She loved to cook for her family, one of her specialties being lima bean soup. Her granddaughters, having very strong negative opinions about lima beans, did not very much enjoy this specialty. Peggy, however, being such a loving grandmother, always made sure that her freezer was stocked with her granddaughters' favorite TV dinners for such times as lima-bean-soup night.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and her brother, Frank. She is survived by her three sons, granddaughters Tamara Meyer (John), Amanda Moll (Daniel), Katie Houpt (John), and Michelina and Allison Aita, and grandsons Justin and John Aita. She is also survived by great-grandchildren Holly, Johnny, and Jimmy Meyer, Silas (he says more than squirrel now), Phinehas, and Amos Moll, AJ, Joseph, Paxton, and Elliana Houpt, and Cooper Aita. Peggy is also survived by her foster brother, Gene Curry.

Peggy was a member of Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Detroit for many years. Hearing the gospel message weekly, she knew she was a dearly-loved child of God. She was certain of His love for her and she now sits at her Savior's side. A memorial service will be held at Mt. Olive (Radnor at Mack Ave.) at 11:00 AM on Saturday, July 1, 2017.

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Mt. Olive Evangelical
4444 Radnor
Detroit, MI USA 48224
Saturday, July 1, 2017
11:00 AM

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