READFIELD -- Margaret A. Peggy Sanford was born on Martha's Vineyard Island, Mass., on Feb. 28, 1924, daughter of James and Margaret Porter, of Edgartown, Mass. She received her early education in the Edgartown schools and graduated from Braintree High School, Braintree, Mass. She went on to receive her registered nursing degree from New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, Mass. \r\r\n\r\r\nShe worked many years at the Augusta General Hospital, as it was known then. When the state of Maine opened the First Aid Room in the John Cross Office Building she was the first nurse to staff it. The last 15 years of her career, Peggy served as a public health nurse for the City of Augusta. \r\r\n\r\r\nAfter retiring she enjoyed traveling the United States and many places abroad. Peggy filled her spare time by volunteering at the Maine Heart Association, the Maine Lung Association, the Manchester Elementary School, the Maranacook High School and the Lithgow Public Library. For her many hours of volunteer service, Peggy was nominated for the Jefferson Award in 1983. Knitting, cross-stitch and cross-word puzzles were her favorite hobbies. Never one to sit idle, Peggy completed an untold number of projects for her children and grandchildren. \r\r\n\r\r\nPeggy was a longtime resident of Manchester and member of the Manchester Community Church, serving the church in the choir and many other functions. In her later years, she was a resident of the Inn at City Hall in Augusta. \r\r\n\r\r\nShe is survived by two sons, Dale C. Glidden, and his wife, Janice, of Winthrop, and David R. Glidden, and his wife, Pamela, of Readfield; five grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and three nieces \r\r\n\r\r\nAt Peggy's request, there will not be any funeral service or visiting hours. There will be a simple, private family graveside committal service at Mount Hope Cemetery, Augusta, later this fall. \r\r\n\r\r\nIn lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to the Maine Parkinson Foundation, 359 Perry Road, Bangor, ME 04401. \r\r\n\r\r\nArrangements are in the care of Knowlton and Hewins Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 1 Church St., Augusta, where condolences, memories and photos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the website at www.khrfuner alhomes.com.