Peggy McCarthy Budd of Napanoch passed away on Friday, October 4, 2013 at Hospice of New Jersey at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was 56. She was the daughter of the late Ronald G. McCarthy and Kathleen "Patty" McCarthy; she was born in Ellenville, NY on October 7, 1956. She was a 1974 graduate of Ellenville High School. Peggy was a retired civilian employee of NYS Department of Corrections for 33 years at Eastern Correctional Facility. She touched many people in her personal and professional life. Peggy was dedicated to her family, job and co-workers. She had a joy for life with a playful personality. She was quick to laugh and to make others laugh. Though her life was suppressed by her long and difficult illness, her family and friends will remember her laughing eyes and her joyous laughter. Peggy is survived by her two sons: Shane Richard and William Patrick of Napanoch, and their father, Richard H. Budd; grandson, Jaryd William Barnum-Budd, of Grahamsville. She is also survived by her sisters: Ruby McCarthy Stopard and her husband, Richard, Susan McCarthy Jackson, Cindy McCarthy Wilhelm; brother, Kevin P. McCarthy and his wife, Annastasia "Stacy", and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Ronald John. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 8th, from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday, October 9th, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Loucks Funeral Home, 79 North Main Street, Ellenville, NY 12428. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Fantinekill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Peggy's name can be made to Hospice of Ulster County, 34 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401.