Margaret Bennett Dalton

margaret dalton

January 14, 1944 ~ March 29, 2020

Dalton, Margaret “Peg” Bennett, age 76, of Edgewater, passed on Sunday March 29, 2020. Peg was 50-year resident of Edgewater. She was involved in many groups and organizations and was a staple on senior trips. Peg had an insatiable sense of adventure and an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. She loved reading, birding, traveling, hiking, exploring, shamanic drumming, chi gong, yoga and more. She was game for just about anything and had a special affinity for The Audobon Society and anything nature or animal related. Born in New York City she was predeceased by her loving parents Joseph and Margaret Bennett. She adored her children Margaret Dalton Zartman and her husband, David of Winter Springs, FL and Tara Dalton Skarimbas and her husband, Michael. She was a loving grandmother to Matthew Dalton and his fiance Annie Ashton, Joseph and Thomas Skarimbas and great-grandmother to Max Dalton. Peg was loved and revered by her siblings Christine Bowers of Asheville, Stephen Bennett and his wife Jan of Palm Coast and Michael Bennett of Long Valley. She was dearly loved by both the Skarimbas and Dalton families. She leaves behind many beloved in-laws, nieces and nephews and about a million treasured friends. She will be especially missed by her life-long friend and confidant, Joan Giannoti.

The family will plan a celebration of Peg’s life once current health restrictions are lifted.

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  1. Sending our love, and condolences..Aunt Peggy was an awesome lady, I'm thankful my son (Aayden) was able to get to know her, she will be missed…
    Love Allyson, and Aayden.

  2. I remember Peg as an enthusiastic companion on many adventures, including trips to Newfoundland/Labrador and Turkey, not to mention more local destinations like Tenafly Nature Center and the bead store in Bergenfield. She was a supportive listener, and a participant in many group activities, including our Knitting Circle at the Edgewater Public Library. The Knitting Circle is completing an afghan in her memory, which will be donated to a charity.

  3. Peg was always fun to be with, open to new adventures and people. She brought a special energy to the world and to those who loved her, and she will be greatly missed.
    Rest in peace.

  4. Rest in peace Peg. You will be sorely missed in Edgewater, especially in our neighborhood. We were just talking about the time we took the belly dancing class in Cliffside and Bob parked the van. You had a good heart, peaceful soul and beautiful smile.

  5. My family and i were saddened by the passing of Peggy. Our prayers and thoughts are with Maggie,Tara the boys and the rest of the Bennett Family during these hard times. I also reach out to my brother Chick who i know loved and cared for Peggy alot. May she rest in peace, i will always love and miss her as will all who were lucky to know her. God bless you Peg ! Mike Dalton

  6. May your family find peace and solace as you hold the loving memories of Peggy in your minds and in your hearts. May God wrap her in his love as she enters through the holy gates for it is on earth her days have ceased yet she will live on forever in heaven. To Tara, Maggie your spouses and children our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    God bless her soul.
    M &G

  7. Margaret was my special 10 PM phone call when I was lonely. She always greeted these calls with a very angry, "YES JOHN". And then we would talk for the next 2 hours about birding, politics, travel, the community garden she belonged to, her van, and anything else that crossed our minds. I miss ya Peg! I miss you very much.

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