Margaret Ann Mitchell, 76, passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully on Saturday, July 21st, 2012 at Torrance Memorial Hospital. Margaret was a longtime resident of Rancho Palos Verdes, Ca. Born on April 6, 1936 in Long Island, NY, to Fredrick and Helen Curcio. Margaret graduated from St. Mary's Catholic School, class of 1952. Her career was spent at AM Federal Credit Union, where she retired in 1997 as CEO. She enjoyed spending her retired years crocheting blankets for Miller Children's Hospital, volunteering with hospice, and serving as a poll worker for local elections. She spent much of her time at her second home in Palm Springs with family and friends. Her most cherished moments were spent with her four grandchildren. Margaret is survived by her two children, Lynda Jorgensen and husband Rodney of Redondo Beach, CA and their children Mark Jorgensen and Nicole Rommelfanger and husband Ryan, John Cole and wife Jill of Fairbanks, AK and his children Garrett and Dylan. She is preceded in death by her husband of 25 years, Harry Mitchell; and parents, Fredrick and Helen Curcio. The service will be held at Rice Mortuary on Sunday July 29, 2012 at 2:00 pm with a reception following until 5:00 pm. A private burial will be at Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Our Lady of Solitude Parish at 151 West Alejo Rd. Palm Springs, CA 92262.

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  1. Margaret was a very special person. She will be deeply missed. I send my acknowledgements to the family during this difficult time.

  2. Gary and I were shocked and saddened to hear of Peggy’s death. We just adored her! The first time I met her we hit it off as I’m a Mitchell also. Plus my name is Linda and brothers name is John. She was funny, brilliant, loving, caring and I loved her very much. It hurts my heart to know she’s gone. P.S. will not be the same without her.

  3. Life is so fragile, her loss came too soon, our hearts are so broken. Lynda, John and family, take comfort in the belief of love’s everlasting connection. Seek solace from those of us close and dear. We will forever cherish the precious and too few moments that light our memories of Peg. We will miss the bite of her humor.

  4. Hi, I am sorry about Mom, I did not see her at Church for a long time and she was on my mind, but did not follow up. I am Flo McTaggart lived next door on 106 and Lydia you played with my daughters Jean and Stephanie, and Jean remember when your brother ate lemons or something from a tree in the back yard. I was on a trip the day of the service sorry I was not there. Jean saw the Obit and saved it for me. I also knew your grand parents at the Hawthorne Senior Center. Mom is in my prayers. God Bless, Flo

  5. John and Linda, what a shock to hear about Aunt Margie. So sorry for your lost. My mom said she was having a hard time sleeping and having weird dreams b4 surgery, I sent her a card with encouragement, I’m glad I did. What a neat lady your mom was, I always enjoyed being with you guys..she was a funny lady. My mom and your mom were lucky to have each other.

  6. I am going to miss you! You’re the best friend anyone could ever ask for. I know you are at peace. All My Love Sweet Friend XOXO Patti

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