Margaret (Peggy) A. Britt, 86, of The Lakes at Litchfield, Pauley’s Island, SC, passed away on June 19, 2016 having lived with Alzheimer’s disease for many years.

Peggy was born in Northampton, Massachusetts on August 10, 1929, daughter of the late Margaret and Benjamin Cushway. She was predeceased by her devoted husband of 57 years, Thomas J. Britt, a brother, William A. Cushway, and a grandson, Brian Cohn.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and dedicated her life to her family. Peggy was an avid reader, cat lover and cribbage master. She and her husband traveled extensively, both domestically and internationally. If something needed fixing, Peggy would take care of it. She knew every Broadway song by heart and you could often hear her singing from outside of the house.

Peggy moved to Myrtle Beach, SC from Ridgefield, CT in 1993. While living in Ridgefield, she was active in local singing groups, including The Charles Pope Choristers and The Song Spinners. She was also an active volunteer at the Congregation of Notre Dame in Ridgefield.

Surviving are six sons, nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild: Thomas G. Britt of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Jennifer Callinan and her son David; Robert D. and his wife, Joan, of South Burlington, VT, and Jessica, Scott and Michaela; James B. Britt and his wife, Marsha, of Neenah, WI, and Anne, Molly and Katherine; William J. Britt of El Cerrito, CA; Mark A. Britt and his wife, Dori, of Old Saybrook, CT, and Michael and Stephen; and Christopher S. Britt of Old Saybrook, CT.

Burial will be private. The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Shriners Hospital of Boston at  or to the Alzheimer’s Association at

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—by the family