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Margaret ‘Peggy’ Tofalo, Navy wife

Margaret “Peggy” Tofalo, 91, the widow of a Navy officer and a member of the interfaith chapel at Vinson Hall retirement community in McLean, died Nov. 3 at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington.

She had complications from a digestive disorder, said her son-in-law David Bowes.

Mrs. Tofalo was born Margaret Frances Kaim in Hibbing, Minn. She served in the Navy Waves in Washington during World War II and married in 1947.

She accompanied her husband on his assignments — moving 27 times — before his retirement in 1972. They then lived near Utica, N.Y., before settling at Vinson Hall retirement community in McLean in 1990. At the interfaith chapel, she helped run the Catholic services.

Her husband, retired Navy Capt. Francis Tofalo, died in 1997. Survivors include four children, Dr. Rosemary T. Bowes of Keedysville, Md., Anne V. Tofalo of Winter Springs, Fla., Michael R. Tofalo of Santa Monica, Calif., and Navy Rear Adm. Joseph E. Tofalo of St. Marys, Ga.; two sisters; and four grandchildren.

— Adam Bernstein

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