Beardsley-Mitchell Funeral Home

1818 Sunset Cliffs Blvd, San Diego, CA


Margaret Mary ELDRIDGE

July 2, 1949September 1, 2019

Margaret Mary “Peggy” Carroll Eldridge, 70, of San Diego, California died September 1 at Scripps Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family, following a brief illness. Born July 2, 1949 in New York City, she was the eldest daughter of Joan (Nielsen) and Thomas J. Carroll and spent her childhood in Berwyn, PA. A graduate of Sacred Heart Academy high school in Bryn Mawr, PA, she attended Barat College of the Sacred Heart in Lake Forest, IL. After college Peggy spent time on the East Coast in New York, Philadelphia and Virginia but Ocean Beach in San Diego is the place she called home for decades. It was there that she met friends who were like family and where she enjoyed gardening, art collecting, swimming, and taking walks on the beach with her dogs. For many years, Peggy was a bookkeeper in the payroll department at San Diego Transit and outside of work, enjoyed traveling to Jamaica and Hawaii. Thoughtful and generous, she cared deeply for friends and family and the well-being of people from all walks of life and gave on their behalf. Her impish smile and playful laugh will be remembered by those who loved her for years to come. She will be eternally loved and missed by her children, Leah Joan Eldridge and Christopher Carroll, of San Diego. She is preceded in death by her husband, Duren Eldridge, her parents Joan (Nielsen) and Thomas J. Carroll, and her brother Christopher Carroll. She is survived by her sisters, Moira and Joann, and brothers Thomas, Michael and Neil, along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held on Friday, September 20, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, Saratoga Ave., San Diego, CA 92107. In lieu of flowers, you may make contributions in her memory to St Jude’s Hospital for Children 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or to your local Meals on Wheels.


  • Memorial Service Friday, September 20, 2019


Margaret Mary ELDRIDGE

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Adrienne Betar

September 8, 2019

To my best San Diego friend Peggy who found me when I was lonely & lost from a cross country move.
Peggy with her infectious laugh and cutting edge sarcasm brought laughter and giggles if you were not on the receiving end. Peggy who I shared fun times and travels sharing experiences & making memories in Cali & NY. Peggy a woman whose bark was louder than her bite. Peggy whose sparkling blue eyes and half smile would often have me say “are you kidding me!” Peggy I hope you find my dad because the two of you would shake heaven up as you watch over your daughters. I celebrate you in life as in your too soon death. I love you. 💕