Margaret Ebbert Lewis

November 8, 1924April 21, 2021

Margaret E. “Peggy” Lewis, of West Chatham, Massachusetts and formerly of Clearwater, Florida died peacefully of natural causes on April 21, 2021 at the age of 96. Peggy was born in New York City, daughter of the late Rosemary C. and George H. Ebbert. She and her five younger brothers were raised in Wilmette, Illinois. After graduating from New Trier High School in Evanston, Illinois Peggy attended DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. In the midst of World War II, Peggy returned to Chicago and was hired by the newly formed Trans World Airlines (TWA) as an “Air Hostess”. It was in the skies, high above the United States that Peggy met and fell in love with her future husband, TWA Captain Horace W. “Lew” Lewis. In the mid 1940’s, airline hostesses were required to retire within three months of becoming married. This suited Peggy and Lew as creating a family was of the utmost importance. Over the next twelve years, five children were born. Peggy embraced her role as a loving wife, devoted mother and doting grandmother and great grandmother. As the matriarch of the family, she created a welcoming home filled with unconditional love. Following years of child raising, Peggy and Lew delighted in spending the next forty years traveling between winter residences in Glenwood Springs, Colorado shushing the slopes of Sunlight and Buttermilk Mountains, and Clearwater, Florida boating on the “Tulu” and golfing at the Clearwater Country Club. However, it was their sixty plus years as summer and, ultimately, permanent residents of the Cape Cod seaside town of Chatham, Massachusetts that brought them the most joy. Many, many happy years were spent with family and friends swimming at Hardings beach, sailing on Nantucket Sound as members of the Stage Harbor Yacht Club, and enjoying the beach and tennis at the Chatham Beach and Tennis Club. Peggy is survived by her husband of 73 years, Horace W. Lewis of West Chatham, Massachusetts, daughter Linda Doane (Tommy Doane) of Chatham, Massachusetts, daughter Janet Lewis of Chatham, Massachusetts, son Thomas Lewis (Ailene Robinson) of Boston, Massachusetts and their children Tyler Lewis (Sarah) and Claire Lewis, as well as Tyler’s children Avery and James Lewis, daughter Patricia Lewis (Peter Sullivan) of Sandwich, Massachusetts and her children Marguerite Michael (Adam Michael), Hunter and Griffin Mello and Marguerite’s children Gemma and Marley Michael, and son Robert Lewis (Kathryn) of Tampa, Florida and their children Robert, George and Lawson Lewis. Peggy will be remembered by family and friends for her kindness, warmth and courage. Many thanks are extended to caregivers Andrea Layne and Liberty Benson of Visiting Angels of Cape Cod, Ellen Scott Garvey, Sally Tuck, and Jen Moulton, with special thanks to BroadReach Hospice nurse, Lucy Elmer, and to Peggy’s personal physicians and nurses. The family requests that gifts honoring Peggy’s life be made to Emily’s List, Stage Harbor Sailing School Inc. of Chatham, MA, BroadReach Hospice, or the charity of your choice. Services will be private.


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Al Willey

May 7, 2021

Condolences to Lew and family. Peg was a sweet lady and I have fond memories of time I spent on Pine Ridge Road, West Chatham while growing up.

Dianne (Katz) Oliver

May 1, 2021

What a wonderful recap of Mrs. Lewis's life and, clearly, what a full and lovely life. "The Bluff" has lost another special resident. For those of us who knew Mrs. Lewis, the memory of her kindness and beautiful home will live on. I will be forever grateful for the kindness and friendship she showed my parents. My condolences to Mr. Lewis, Janet, and the whole family. Love, Dianne

Tilda Bystrom

April 27, 2021

Bill and I have fond memories of the Lewis family. We enjoyed dinners with them at the Beach and Tennis Club and the Senior Luncheons at the Stage Harbor Yacht Club. Peggy and Lew were a delight, as is their whole family. We last saw Peggy sitting out in front of her home during the 'Drive By' salute for Lew's 100th birthday celebration. She will be missed, but remembered with a smile.

Joan Carter

April 23, 2021

To the whole Lewis family, I am so very sorry for your loss! Peggy was such a dear sweet lady. I will keep you all in my prayers!