ROCKPORT – Margaret Ann Ciolfi (Molloy), 86, died peacefully, following a period of declining health Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at Windward Gardens in Camden.

Peggy (as she was known) was born in Rockland, June 4, 1935, and was one of 13 children born to Michael and Marcena Wilson Molloy.

Following graduation from Rockland High School in 1954, Peggy worked for many years as a telephone operator for New England Telephone Company.

In July 1960, she married the love of her life, Gaetano ‘Tom’ Ciolfi. Taking time off to raise her daughter, Peggy later returned to the work force and was the friendly voice on the switchboard at Pen Bay Medical Center.

Upon retirement, in large part to live closer to her granddaughters, Peggy physically moved her cherished home from Route 1 to Rockport Meadows. Peggy enjoyed many Maine summer days relaxing in the sun with a cold beverage. She also became a fan of college football, not missing any of the games on television, to connect with her granddaughters, as they were attending universities throughout the country. She was a fiercely independent person.

Peggy is survived by her daughter Lisa Liberty and Lisa’s husband Stephen of Orlando, Fla.; three granddaughters Brindsi Liberty of Chicago, Ill., and Brielle Liberty and Delaney Liberty both of Orlando, Fla.

She is also survived by her sisters, Emily DeLaite of Shirley, Mass., Dorothy Murray of Rockland; her brother Thomas Molloy and his wife Flavilla of Rockland; a sister-in-law Rosary Molloy of East Waterboro; and many nieces, nephews, and a large extended family.

She was predeceased by her husband Tom; parents; sisters Mary Witham, Alice Kavanagh and Patricia Mcgowan; brothers William, John, Lawrence, Richard and Douglas Molloy; as well as father and mother-in-law Gaetano and Petronella Ciolfi.

A family graveside service will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 10, at Coughlin Memorial Cemetery in Rockland.

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