Margaret Jane Corr Costantino

Margaret Jane Corr Costantino

October 7, 1945 – January 10, 2021

Margaret Jane Corr Costantino, known as Peggy to her family and friends, passed away on the afternoon of January 10, 2021 from complications due to pneumonia. She was 75. Peggy was born on October 7, 1945 in Albany. She was descendant of Dutch colonists who helped settle New York, revolutionaries who helped win this nation its independence, and hearty Irish and German immigrants who arrived with books, needlepoint, music, cats, and chocolate. She attended the Academy of the Holy Names where she was an outstanding student who was passionate about medical science. She was a graduate of the Albany College of Pharmacy, after which she worked as a medical technologist.

In 1967, she married Anthony Joseph Costantino, who she known since high school. They had two children whom they loved greatly. In 1980, they moved to a red brick house with a large yard in Concord, North Carolina, which would be their home until just a few years ago.

While in her 30s, Peggy was struck with multiple health issues that would eventually leave her largely bed ridden. While this would be a constant struggle, Peggy would face it with incredible bravery, stamina, a remarkable ability to survive numerous mounting medical problems, and her strong Catholic faith.

She continued her childhood hobbies and enjoyed a good medical drama and would usually diagnose patients before the main characters could. She was a member of the Embroiderers Guild of America and looked forward to attending conferences with her friends and sister. She loved annual trips with her extended family to Cape Cod and would search the world through travel guides and picture books. When her health allowed, she was able to travel to various National Parks out west and to Hawaii with her best friend Nancy.

Late in life, as she faced increasingly dire medical issues, she found new joy and endless entertainment in her three granddaughters.

Peggy was preceded in death by her parents Frank J. Corr and Alice C. Van Evera Corr and her brother Frank. She is survived by her husband, Tony, son, Michael (Beth) Costantino of Wendell, NC, daughter, Sarah (Whitman) Robinson of Grand Junction, CO, grandchildren, Frankie Costantino, Maggie Costantino, and Leia Robinson, sister, Alice Corr McLoughlin Knoll, niece, Carrie McLoughlin Knoll, nephew, William McLoughlin, and numerous cousins and friends. Her impact on her loved ones was deep and powerful and will remain forever.


  • Sydney Schneider Johnson Posted January 16, 2021 3:14 pm

    I was one of Peggy’s CNA’s when she was at Springbrook. She was such a joy to work with and despite her medical issues, she kept on fighting and was determined in getting better. When she was diagnosed with pneumonia, we would talk about all the things she was looking forward to doing when she got better. She knew she was going to get better. As I know she is in a better place now, the world lost an amazing woman. Rest In Peace, Peg. We love you forever.

  • Jack Glasgow Posted January 18, 2021 8:50 am

    To Mike and all of the family, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Ann Tremblay Posted January 23, 2021 8:27 pm

    Tony and family, I am so very sorry to learn of Peggy’s passing..I graduated from AHN with her. She was bright,vivacious,intelligent and always had a smile on her face. Was in glee club with her,as well..My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time. She is now your guardian angel .

  • Mitzi Malcolm Posted June 12, 2021 9:15 am

    What a talented friend. I met her thru EGA in Concord. she always supported our guild. Over the years, health limited her attendance but continued to join out various projects. I will always remember her with fondness. Sadly missed.


  • JAMES J SAWICKI Posted August 23, 2021 2:32 pm

    Tony, As I’ve gotten older I always wondered what happened to our small group that traveled together in my car to Siena. Using the internet I found that Pete Nicpon was the only one left in the Albany area. I also found out that Vince Conte moved to Georgia and was shocked to find out that he recently passed away. My biggest shock happened when I tried to find you. I was stunned that Peggy had passed away. I remember her well – she was a truly wonderful person. I always felt the two of you would get married. My sincerest condolences to you and your family.

  • Kathy Brown Robbins Posted October 20, 2021 12:35 pm

    Dear Tony, I wish I had known, and am so sad that you have lost Peggy. I stopped hearing from her a year or so ago, but wasn’t able to find her with a web search. She was always in my prayers and I will continue to keep all of you there and close to my heart.. Love and prayers, Kathy

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