Peggy Jean Laroche died peacefully on Sept. 7 after a short illness, surrounded by her family.

She was born on Sept. 10, 1945, in Oak Bluffs. She graduated from the Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School and Katharine Gibbs School of Boston. Peggy was raised in the Hamilton area, and moved to New Hampshire in the mid-1960s, where she raised her family, led her sons’ scout troop, volunteered at Hampton Falls Baptist Church and retired from Foilmark of Newburyport.

She is survived by her husband Ronald Laroche; children Lawrence M. Douglas 3rd and Matthew J. Douglas; brothers William Poehler, Dean Poehler, and Eric Poehler; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held in the sanctuary at First Baptist Church of Hampton Falls, 3 Lincoln Ave., Hampton Falls, N.H., on Oct. 5, at 11 a.m. A celebration of her life will follow at Fellowship Hall, next to the sanctuary.

The family would like to thank her care team from St. Joseph Hospice for the wonderful care given to Peggy, and the support of the family.

Donations can be made to the charity Peggy donated to monthly: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or to St. Joseph Hospice Foundation, 17732 Highland Rd., Suite G, Box 241, Baton Rouge, LA 70810.

Arrangements are in the care of Church Funeral Services, St. Amant.