Margaret Farrell Bunblasky, 87, model, artist, draftsman for Schlumberger
Margaret Farrell Bunblasky, also known to many as “Peggy,” a resident of Ridgefield for over 50 years, passed away peacefully on July 19, 2012 at Danbury Hospital.
She was born in Philadelphia PA, on August 19, 1924, daughter of the late Robert and Velma Farrell of Rowayton CT and Dunedin, FL. She was married to the late Adolph Bunblasky for nearly fifty years and made Ridgefield their home in 1948 after moving from New Canaan.
She was one of few women in the 50s that chose career and family and balanced them well. A talented Leo the Lion, she was self-taught in many creative arts from sketching, sculpting to sewing and upholstery.
Peggy enjoyed her classical music, gardening and yoga as well as always cherishing a pet or two. A hard-working woman, she dug many a post-hole, mixed countless bags of concrete, and wasn’t afraid to swing a pick or an axe. Peggy was known to be extremely gifted and spontaneous with her talent, as well as a profound source of strength dedicated to her family.
She began as a model for renowned illustrator Edwin Georgi. A favorite model of his, he illustrated her in various forms appearing in publications such as the Ladies Home Journal, Woman’s Home Companion and The Saturday Evening Post. Her beauty and classic sense of style stayed with her throughout her life.
She enjoyed a satisfying career as a draftsman with the Schlumberger Doll Research Center based in Ridgefield from the 60’s to the 70’s.
After her retirement, Peggy played a huge role in the life of her grandchildren whom she cherished, Jeremy, Nicole and Tamara. As her grandchildren grew older, she continued working in the community she loved within the Ridgefield school lunch program as a cafeteria employee.
Peggy is survived by her loving daughters, Jeanne Eberhardt, husband Harold, of Ridgefield and Linda Bunblasky-Cioffoletti and husband Robert Cioffoletti of Danbury; grandson Jeremy Bunblasky and his wife Carrie Lee of New Milford; Nicole Eberhardt of Ridgefield and Tamara Eberhardt and fiancée Andrew Marchison of Ridgefield. Also surviving her are her sister Virginia Hain of Windham, CT and her brother Michael Farrell of Lake Forest, IL as well as several nieces and nephews.
Peggy was predeceased by her beloved son Peter and the premature births of her two other sons.
As per her wishes, there are no calling hours or services.
The family wishes to thank the compassionate caregivers of the Danbury Health Care Center that are currently on strike as they gave such devoted care to their mother. Peggy always supported the Union worker, believing the Union organization is the backbone to the American workers, be it the healthcare workers, nurses, firefighters and our police. The family wishes to extend their appreciation to the striking members and their gratefulness for them taking the time to visit their mother at Danbury Hospital in the last hours of her life.
In lieu of flowers, please consider visiting the website HealthBridgeWatch.org. and show your support for striking workers.
Many thanks to Danbury Hospital and the compassionate nurses and patient care technicians of Tower 11 East. The family asks that you enjoy a creative activity in her remembrance,
Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury, has been entrusted with her final arrangements.