Margaret B. Storer

April 23, 1923May 6, 2018

Margaret “Peg” (Blake) Storer, 95, died peacefully on Sunday, May 6, 2018. She was the wife of the late Alfred C. Storer and the daughter of the late Charles and Edith Blake. Peg graduated from West Orange High School in New Jersey in 1940 and Katherine Gibbs School in 1943. She later received a B.A. degree from Douglass College in 1974. Peg and Al married in 1943. He predeceased her in 2002. They lived for many years in Mendham Township, NJ, where they raised their family. Peg wrote advertising and publicity for the Morris Museum and Fabricated Plastics and wrote a food column in a weekly newspaper. While living in France from 1963 to 1965, she contributed “Letters from Paris” to the weekly newspaper. In 1998, Peg and Al sold 45 acres to the township to be used for open space. The area is now known as the Cold Hill Preserve. She moved to Chatham full time in 2002 where she was active in St. Christopher’s Church, the Chatham Writers, and the Atwood House Museum. Since 1968, she was a member of Eastward Ho! where she played with the 9 hole group. Peg is survived by five children: Charles, Tobin, Cynthia, Jeffrey, and Meredith; eleven grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Joan Purdom, and nephew John Strasburger. A memorial service will be held at St. Christopher’s Church in Chatham, Saturday, May 19 at 1 PM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Peg’s memory to Chatham Conservation Foundation at For online condolences, please visit


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Roberta Murphy

May 20, 2018

I am so glad that I saw Peg at Liberty Commons. We often saw each other at ST James the Fisherman Chapel in Wellfleet. She invited me to her house in Chatham several times and we enjoyed talking about many things. I know that she lived a good long life and that now she is in Heaven . Please contact me in the future.

Ellen Barnaby

May 19, 2018

Dear Storer family and friends, please accept my condolences and prayers. My Mother, Jane Barnaby, always loved her visits with her Cousin Peggy.

Ellen Barnaby

Judith Partelow

May 8, 2018

What a wonderful sense of humor and joy was apparent in Peg’s writing as I came to know her in The Chatham Writers. She was always able to extract some fun and wisdom out of the weekly prompts we were given. I delighted in her whimsical observations. I didn’t know her well, but she left an impression that I’ll remember. God speed, Peg.