BIDDEFORD — Marguerite (Peggy) Morin, 96, of Biddeford passed away on Friday, April 15, 2016. Janice was her proud daughter.

Peggy was born Feb. 28, 1922, a leap year. She always bragged in her life that she was really 12 when she was 48, younger than her nieces and nephews. And, of course, when Janice her daughter, turned 60 she was only 15.

But by the time she was 60, she had begun living at The Woodlands of Rockland. Her health and mind was sound, but her daughter just could not allow her to continue living by herself in a third-floor walk-up.

Peggy went to Biddeford High School, worked at the Central Theatre, and later had a career at Saco Lowell. After she stopped working, she made it her mission to take any items others did not want or cherish. She carefully sorted them, and gave them to family, friends and mostly local charitable organizations in Biddeford. If you were a family or friend, you always received a personal and timeless gift. Peggy knew the worth of an item as she laid her eyes on it.

Peggy used to love to dance and embrace a good card game, and later settled in to a love of having garage sales with her cousin, Jean LeBarge, and riding along the southern coast of Maine while driving another friend’s car. She always said, “I’m a Biddeford girl,” and she proved it, feisty and forward until the end.

She was married to Raymond Morin, who left us in 1984. She was also preceded in death by: her parents, Jovite Joseph Salvas Sr. and Marie Ella (Amnotte) Salvas; her brother, Joseph Salvas Jr.; and her sisters, Rose Helen (Salvas) Cote and Angenette (Salvas) Denoncour.

She will be missed to the heart by her daughter, Janice, and her sister, Juliette (Salvas) Coulombe and her husband Gerard (the first person Janice stood up and walked toward). She also leaves behind almost 20 nieces (mostly) and nephews, and many grand-nieces and grand-nephews who all knew her as Aunt Peggy.

She will also be missed by her caregivers at the Woodlands, who were always entertained by her. She was so fortunate to live with the attentive, ministering, likable and very caring staff at this facility.

Services were held at St. Joseph Cemetery in Biddeford, and were under the care of Cote Funeral Home, 87 James St., Saco.