Theresa Peppler
Theresa Peppler
Theresa Peppler

Obituary of Theresa Nancy Peppler

Gammy was born on March 35, 1942 in The Bronx, New York. She was a fiercely loyal and loving wife of 56  years; sister, mother and grandmother, aunt and friend.

She is survived by her devoted husband, William “Gaga” Peppler. They were childhood friends since the ages of 11 and 12 and later teenage sweethearts.

Gammy and Gaga raised four daughters and one son: Christine Ingram, Theresa Paylor, Jennifer Theofiledes, Maggie Grignon and Bill Peppler.

She is survived by her sister Judy, and was preceded in the death by her sister Mary Ellen.

Eleven grandchildren: Lauren, Michael, Jessica, Jenna, Jacqueline, Bella, Sarah, Jane, Will, Charlotte and Blake.



Our family lost a beautiful wife, mother, sister and grandmother. We all are so sad, it is hard to find the right words when trying to describe her.

She was everything you could ask for, a amazing wife and mother for over 56 years; raised four daughters and one son. We are a very close family and all loved and adored her more than anything in this world. Eleven grandchildren who cherished her every move and knew her, simply, as “Gammy.”

Nobody was a stranger to our Gammy; and she had more friends than anyone we know, She treated everyone with respect and love; never judged, but always had her opinion which we all always valued. She had true compassion and was completely selfless. She was a fighter and so brave as she lived with Parkinson’s for over 16 years. Every health battle was fought with adversity and with a smile on her face. She reminded us all to keep putting one foot in front of the other, no matter what life throw your way.

We share this quote that describes her and how she lived her life.

"At the end of life, what really matters is not what we bought but what we built; not what we got but what we shared; not our competence but our character; and not our success but our significance. Live a life that matters. Live a life of Love” – Unknown

This amazing wife, mother and grandmother; this is our Gammy’s legacy.

Our deepest appreciation to all those that reached out to our family and please keep Gammy and us in your prayers.


The Peppler Family

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