Peggy Naderman

Peggy Naderman

Jan 2, 1956 - Apr 16, 2020
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Peggy Lynn Naderman, 64, of North Salem, NY, died tragically at home on April 16, 2020, a victim of murder-suicide.

“The one tree in Francie’s yard was neither a pine nor a hemlock. It had pointed leaves, which grew along green switches which radiated from the bough and made a tree which looked like a lot of opened green umbrellas. Some people called it the Tree of Heaven.”
- A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

Peggy was born in Michigan with fair coloring, a true Irish Rose, her family pronouncing her “our Pretty Baby”, a nickname that stuck throughout childhood. With a lively imagination, Peggy was restless and dreamed of a big city with bright lights.

She found her ticket out in 1973, when her sister Penny was offered a nanny position in New Rochelle. Peggy and Penny moved to New York together, looking back on that year as the “time of their lives”, working and living together at The Oaks Estate in Davenport Neck, a retreat for the nurses of Mount Sinai. Cab drivers who dropped them off or picked them up would often comment, “wow, your Dad did ok,” to which Peggy would respond, “thank you, he is a silk importer.” She and Penny would giggle all the way back to the estate.

Peggy met the love of her life, playing racquetball. She and Barry were married in March 1986 in Bear Mountain, NY. Peggy had several passions; her dogs, writing, tennis, music (flute and piano), traveling, cooking, entertaining, and many accomplishments, among them; Master Gardener, advanced equestrian and published author. Peggy loved her nieces and nephews and was always a big part of their lives. She traveled near and far to dance recitals, graduations, wedding, births, holidays, and birthdays.

Peggy is survived by her siblings: Penny and her husband, Gavin, of Lakewood Ranch, FL; Mitch and his wife, Janice, of Williamsburg, MI. She is also survived by her nieces, Lauren and Emily, her nephews, Tony, Nick, and Sean and Emily's husband, David Traficante; her grandniece, Evelyn; and her grandnephews, Colson and Corbin, as well as her mother Patricia Miller of Spring Hill, FL and her beloved Godmother and Aunt, Mary Pappas of Trenton, MI. Peggy is predeceased by her father James Pappas.

Peggy’s sister Penny writes, “My sister gave me a necklace in January 2020. It was sterling silver, branches on a tree and came with these words: Family. Like branches on a tree we all grow in different directions but our roots keep us all together.

“We are still together, the roots spread a little farther to Francie’s Tree of Heaven.”

Suicidal older adults may represent significant danger to their partners, in addition to themselves. As many as 20 adults aged 60+ are killed each week in murder-suicides, and it’s suggested these events are on the rise. Firearms are used in 91 percent of homicide-suicides, making guns the most common catalytic component in this particular crime.

Find out whether your older loved ones have firearms in the home. If you suspect despondency, we urge you to take steps to have guns removed from the home.

A private cremation is being performed. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:
North American Sharpei Rescue
National Domestic Violence Hotline
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Jack Kupferman

Posted at 10:21am
I just found out about this horrifying loss. I am beyond sorry and am devastated. Peggy and Barry, and the Naderman family, had been an integral part of our fabric of extended family. We, the Kupferman family, are distraught. For the past year or so, I'd been reaching out to Barry just to say hello. No success. Peggy had always been a sweet light at family gatherings. She was always upbeat, focused on Barry, her dogs, her spirit, and just being a good person. This will take us some time to absorb. Would you be so kind as to allow us to express condolences more directly? Jack Kupferman

penny franklin Posted at 10:49am

Hi Jack, I am Peggy's sister, Penny. It has been a devastating loss for our Family. Peggy and Barry came for a visit, Florida, in January 2020, they wanted to meet their new grand niece, Evelyn. We had a lovely visit, playing with the baby and battling it out on the tennis court. They were happy, carefree, we were planning our next togethers. On April 16, the alarm company called me, that call changed our lives forever. I am trying to plan a memorial/celebration of life in the Spring 2021 in NY. My email is Fell free to contact me.

Valeria Renderos

Posted at 01:08pm
My dear friend Erica, and I had the pleasure of meeting Peggy three years ago. We always looked up to her. She was such a great role model. She hosted the best parties, and we were there to help assist her with them. From gardening parties, to Christmas parties - they were all as fabulous as she was. Her love for her pupsters always warmed my heart. Peggy was always so generous with Erica and I. Thanks to Peggy, I tried caviar for the first time, ever. No better person than Peggy to introduce me to that. Peggy will be deeply missed, and I will forever cherish the few moments I shared with her. My condolences to her family during such difficult times.

Valeria Renderos

penny franklin Posted at 09:57am

Thank you Valerie. My sister loved entertaining. We were planning a July 4 cook together, I was on for polish meatballs. Peggy was my best friend for sixty four years.

Susan Weiss

Posted at 08:57pm
I am so sad to hear this news. Peggy and I were good friends in high school. She had a vibrant personality and lovely smile. We had many fun adventures together! I still have the Cat Stevens album she gave me. We discussed her plans to move to NY with Penny. Thanks to Peggy, I asked a boy to a Sadie Hawkins dance in High School. I'd been trying to work up the courage to ask him but chickened out. She didn't know I had chickened out. In "The Commons", Peggy called out to my crush, "So, are you going to the dance with Sue?" Of course, I HAD to ask him then. That guy and I ended up dating for 4 years! Oh Peggy! I miss you!


Patricia Joeckel

Posted at 12:15pm
I have not seen or been in touch with Peggy in many years. We were first cousins, Jim, her father, and Helen Bisiorek were brother and sister. I moved away to Virginia and that ended our correspondence. Also, I was almost 20 years older then she was. I do remember her though, and the visits we had when we all lived in Michigan. I am so sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose a loved one who was family and friend.
Pat Carmody Joeckel

penny franklin Posted at 05:37pm

Thank you Patty. We loved our visits to Detroit. Auntie Helen was always so sweet to us. My sister was a great girl. We were best of friends through life. I took Peg to kindergarten with me for show and tell when she broke her arm. We had tea parties with Mitch, he left when the graham crackers were gone. We spent two weeks at a horse ranch, moved to NY, lived and worked together, Peg came with me on my honeymoon, hosted my daughter's baby shower last year and visited us in January, that was the last time I saw her. We had big plans for the future, she left much too soon. I miss my Peggy

Posted at 04:53pm
When my sons Daniel and Joseph were children they especially liked Peggy because she spoke to them like real people, asked questions and really listened. She probably knew more about me and my work than most people. She asked meaningful questions, listened, and would remember even a year or more later when we were at a family occasion. She was vibrant, lovely, talented. The loss is terrible. Sincere condolences go out to her family.
Barbara Cohen (Barry’s cousin) and David Klein

penny franklin Posted at 06:11am

The loss is terrible. My sister loved children, she paid close attention. Her nieces grew up with their Aunt Peggy celebrating milestones with them, traveling from afar for births, recitals, graduations, birthdays. Peggy was thoughtful, caring, fun loving, quick witted, action packed. She left us too soon, we had big plans. Happy Trails To You Dear Sister, Until We Meet Again

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