Margaret (Peggy) Power Larkin, age 89, died peacefully at the Summit Assisted Living in Lynchburg, Va., on Thursday, March 7.
She was the wife of the late William Joseph Larkin.
Born Jan. 8, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Hannah Cullen Power of Tramore, County Waterford, Ireland. She was educated by the Sisters of Charity at the Star of the Sea Convent in Tramore.
In 1946, Mrs. Larkin emigrated from Ireland to New York City, where she met William Joseph Larkin, whom she married on Jan. 29, 1949. They moved to Oak Ridge, where Mr. Larkin was appointed assistant director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Engineering Practice School at Union Carbide. She became a U.S. citizen in 1952.