NEWPORT — Margaret “Peggy” Clarke, 75, passed away on May 7, 2019 at home.

She was born in Newport to the late William and Diana Blaine and attended Newport Schools.

Peggy was a hardworking, caring, and loving person. She was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends and excelled at many different hand crafts, including beading, sewing, crochet, and knitting. She was also known for her wonderful baked goods. Peggy belonged to a bowling league for several years at Sunset Lanes, which ended in her making and maintaining many wonderful friendships.

Peggy is predeceased by her siblings, Pauline Rock, Paul Blaine, Rosalie Reynolds, Henry Blaine, and William Blaine. She is survived by her husband, Graham Clarke; daughters, Kaara Gonyo and her husband Roger, Darlene Reid and her husband John; four grandsons, Kyle and Kraig Gonyo, and Timothy and Bradley Reid; and a brother, James Blaine. She is also survived by six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 1 p.m. at the North Newport Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or online at

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