Pegge Elliott McHugh

March 11, 1938December 29, 2020

Standish, ME - Pegge Elliott McHugh, 82, of Standish passed away on Tuesday, December 29, 2020.

She was born in Athens County Ohio near Sharpsburg on March 11, 1938. Pegge was educated at Ames-Bern High School, and Marietta College where she was a member of Alpha Xi Delta. She went home then attended Ohio Univ. where she also earned college credit.

As Pegge taught, she continued to take college courses for credit. Pegge attended three other colleges for credit: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Western College at Cullowhee and the University of Maine in Gorham. Pegge was happy teaching 37 years in Ohio, Maine, the Republic of Panama in Armuelles for the United Fruit Company, and the American Oil Companies School in Maracaibo, Venezuela.

Pegge is survived by two sisters: Sally Grossenbacher (Roger) of Lancaster, Ohio and Nancy Freeland (Richard) of Westerville, Ohio as well as a son Peter F. McHugh, III, two grandsons Peter, IV, and William Frank Elliott, and a daughter, Patricia Elliott Mc Hugh of Standish Maine.

Pegge was proceeded in death by her sister Sue Apperson of Mc Connelsville, Ohio and both parents, Frank and Gaile (Craig) Elliott.

A private ceremony will take place in Ohio and burial will be in the Chesterhill, Ohio Cemetery.


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Diane Caswell

January 10, 2021

I was a freshman at University of ME in Gorham when I joined Alpha Xi Delta. Being away from my home in Massachusetts was hard but the sisters were wonderful. And then our Advisor, Mrs. McHugh invited all of us to her home for Christmas fun. I will never forget her and how she opened her home and heart to all of us. God Bless You!

Todd Day

January 9, 2021

I will always remember Peg as someone who was always there for her Family and friends. She always had great advice and was easy to talk to and loved discussing her grandchildren. I will miss hearing her talk about sports, the midwest and her many travels. She will be missed dearly. My heartfelt condolences.

Brad and Nancy Perkins

January 5, 2021

We have lost a friend of over fifty years that brightened our lives with her stories and her “shoot from the hip attitude”. One of her trademarks was saying it the way it was. Sharing many cups of tea ( always brought her own teabag) allowed us to share many laughs. I loved her stories about traveling whether with Trish and Peter or Sally. A life well lived and loved by many.

Jon Green

January 4, 2021

"Miss Ellott" was my senior high school English teacher at Warren High. Actually, I knew Pegge before she started teaching, and had to struggle to call her Miss Elliott when others were around. She was a great teacher, made it fun, and stood me in good stead when I came to Westerville to Otterbein. I grew up in Bartlett, my family knew her family, and I think of her when I drive by her old home place on my way from Westerville to Bartlett.


January 3, 2021

Sally, so sorry to hear about Pegge. Betty Misner

Mary Smith

January 3, 2021

Our thoughts are with family members of Pegge’s family at this time. She was a special friend who brought brightness into many people’s lives. We will miss her very much, but are grateful for all the time we shared together.

Mary & Wayne Smith

Carla Robinson

January 3, 2021

My condolences to Mrs McHughs family. She was our AZD Advisor when I was at USM. She was kind and generous hosting us each holiday for a party. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Carla Robinson

Linda Sharp

January 3, 2021

Each of us will have a time when we consign ourselves to a beautiful and lasting peace.

Our families created lasting memories in school, scouts, clubs. We have become life long friends and we are all better for it.

Gerry Day

January 3, 2021

Our memory of Pegge is all positive. She was a person who was well thought of in her career and a person who loved life and always liked to travel. Pegge was a good friend. We will never forget her!
R.I.P. Pegge. Gerry and Ginny

Jan Wilson-Scott

January 3, 2021

To the family,
I had her in English class at a little country school and we hit it off. She was a friend that I have remembered thru the years.
God be with the family and friends who loved her and give them comfort.