Margaret Ann “Marge” Deegan, 85, of Waynesboro, Pa., passed away peacefully on Oct. 7, 2020. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, James Deegan.

Marge was born in Philadelphia, the daughter of the late Albert and Anna Wetzel. She graduated from West Chester University with a bachelor’s degree in teaching. She was a substitute teacher at Mother Seton School and Hoover Elementary School. She enjoyed being a part of the Mount Saint Mary’s community of professors, students, and alumni. She was often seen at Mount basketball games. Marge enjoyed playing cards at the Seton senior center and loved her time at the beach.

She is survived by her son, James Deegan (Marty Tarr) of Dewey, Del.; daughter, Diane Bittle (John) of Fairfield; son, Bob Deegan (Maggie) of Bowie, Md.; daughter, Ann Deegan of Reston, Va.; daughter, Jane Deegan of Denver, Colo.; grandchildren, Scott Bittle, Meg Lucas (Nick), Thomas Bittle, Corri Deegan, Carly Deegan, Cara Hojnoski (Mark), and Amy Cropper (Mike); and great-grandchildren, Sofia Cropper, Josslyn Cropper and Arthur Lucas.

Private services will be held at the discretion of the family.

In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to James and Margaret Deegan Scholarship fund, Mt. St. Mary’s University, Emmitsburg, MD 21727.

Condolences can be sent to James Deegan, Spring Arbor Senior Living, 1495 Riedel Road, Unit # 216, Crofton, MD 21114.

Arrangements are entrusted to Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home in Emmitsburg, Md.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

(0) entries

Sign the guestbook.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.