Sophie Marie (Rowinski) Soupik was affectionately called “Peggy” by her family and friends. She was born 8th in a family of 8 sisters and 2 brothers. Early on, one of her sisters thought the nickname Peggy suited her better than Sophie, and the name was hers for life. While still a teen, Peggy fell in love with Michael Soupik- they eloped and were together until his death in 1985. While they never had children, Uncle Mike and Aunt Peggy would have their god-daughter Andrea come to stay 2 weeks for many summers of her youth. Peggy had many girlfriends and they enjoyed dining out or to the casinos (but mostly for fun, not gambling more than the $10 of quarters each person received after paying $10 for the bus to Atlantic City NJ). Peggy loved to look her best – nice clothing, groomed hair, and becoming make-up. She loved the large family gatherings with Bar-B-Ques, a score of nieces and nephews, holiday celebrations, and dropping in to see family who lived nearby. She was a member of the (previously) Polish Church Sacred Heart Parish in Swedesburg, and enjoyed listening to Polkas and feasting on pierogi, golumpki, and chrusciki. Peggy lived in the same house for nearly 70 years. All the people who provided services for her in King of Prussia knew her well and were warm and compassionate towards her even toward the end when Peggy was quite a character with symptoms from paranoia of the elderly and dementia. She is survived by only one sibling, her sister Florence, for whom Peggy moved to Northern Virginia to spend the last months of her life – the two were dearly close to each other in heart and proximity. Florence remembers her through the song Peg O’ My Heart.
Peggy, you are a beloved sister, wife, and Aunt. We will always have fond memories of you and wish you peace and happiness as you join Michael, your parents, sisters and brothers, and other family in heaven. Rest in peace in God’s hands.