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Margaret "Peggy" Jalbert

April 23, 1930 - October 24, 2016

Prayer Service - Thursday

October 27, 2016
- 7:00 Pm

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Visitation - Thursday

October 27, 2016
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Funeral Mass - Friday

October 28, 2016
- 10:00 AM

St. Mary's Cathedral, Fargo


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Margaret "Peggy" Jalbert

April 23, 1930 - October 24, 2016


Margaret (Peggy) Jalbert went to her heavenly Father on October 24th 2016.  She was born on April 23, 1930 to Christopher and Vivian (Fragapane) Abruzzo in Brooklyn, New York.

As a child, she would spend hours with her grandmother (Angelina (Marchetta) Fragapane) who would teach her how to prepare Italian meals, a tradition she passed on to her children, grandchildren, and great-granddaughter Bella.

While enjoying life in New York, a young Merchant Marine named Fred William Jalbert swept her off her feet and they were married on April 2, 1949.  Fred managed to convince Margaret to move to Fargo, North Dakota, where she remained until her death.

While living in New York, she worked as a seamstress and enjoyed designing and making hats.  Margaret also enjoyed a career at Job Service of North Dakota and retired after over 20 years of service.  In retirement, she enjoyed making porcelain dolls, cooking Italian meals, and spending time at the lake cabin.

Margaret is survived by her daughters:  Joy Lucido, Salinas, CA; Randi Caulfield, Fargo, ND; Karen (Dennis) Hestbeck, Fargo, ND; Teri (Bob) Streckroat, Fargo, ND; Joni Bosch, Fargo, ND;  13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Margaret was preceded in death by her son James (Duke) Jalbert, daughter Kim Jalbert (Maul), grandson Jeremy Hestbeck, and friend Don Johnson.

Margaret’s family would like to thank the staff at Bethany on 42nd and hospice for helping their mother live her life with dignity.

Prayer Service: 7:00 P.M. Thursday, October 27, 2016 at Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo with visitation starting at 5:00 P.M.

Funeral Mass: 10:00 A.M. Friday, October 28, 2016 at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Fargo.

Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery North, Fargo.


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14 responses to “Margaret Jalbert”

  1. John Bala says:

    Thanks Peggy for being a good and lifelong friend of my mom Mary Bala.

  2. Keri Nelson says:

    I knew Margaret before I moved to Minneapolis, while I lived in Fargo – she was always such a pleasure and joy to talk to. She the best sense of humor as well. I remember asking her how she ended up in Fargo all the way from New York her response was “a man, then I got snowed in and decided to stay a while”. She will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  3. Marlene Beck says:

    My deepest sympathies in the loss of your mother Teri. May she rest in peace. Thinking of you!

  4. Kathy fragapane says:

    Aunt Margaret , we will miss you , you have been such a big part of the word family , we will miss the stories you would tell us during your visits to New York , my children would love when you visited and we would always go for Chinese food. And how you always made a trip for special things in their lives , Morgans sweet 16 and matts communion . With a sad heart , I say goodbye to you ,, Love Kathy fragapane

  5. Kathleen Quiggle Awe says:

    I remember the time I spent at the Jalberts home with the girls and my cousins Peggy was like a second mom to me back then sorry I have not seen her when we have been able to get back to Fargo . My Mom Laura Quiggle and all the family send our love and prayer to the family

  6. Lynnette Soule says:

    I am so sorry about your mother. I will always remember how you talked about her and the Italian meals that she made. We were so young back then. Cherish all of the memories. Take care.
    Love to you and your family,
    Lynnette (Klotz) Soule

  7. Sharlene Krogh says:

    So sorry for your loss. I worked with Margaret at Job Service and she was such a joy to be around.

  8. Chuck Fragapane says:

    Aunt Margaret I have such fond memories of your trips to visit us in New York. The fun we all had going out to dinner. The trips to the flea market and listening to stories of the old days. I will miss the homemade strawberry jam and beef jerky you would make for me. You will be greatly missed. Love Chuck Fragapane

  9. Mark Michaluk says:

    Sorry to hear about your mom and RandI. Remember her from job service . It been 20years, since I’ve talk to you

  10. Cindy Egge says:

    Joy & family
    While I didn’t know your Mom well I remember her as being such a classy lady. I’m so sorry for your loss.
    Cindy (Toliver) Egge

  11. Kira DellaFave says:

    Our condolences to the Jalbert Families. We are very sad to hear this news and my mother especially saddened with grief. 70 years is a long time to be friends with someone . My mother Fances and Margaret as teenagers lived the memories they never stopped talking about The good old years in Manhattan and Coney Island . We are very sorry for your loss and hope your grief will be lifted by the wonderful memories you have of your mom .

  12. Eliza Selzler says:

    I worked with Peggy at Job Service and almost 30 years later I saw her at the Fargo VA she was a great woman who loved her children.
    I’m sorry for your loss

  13. Bill and Linda Danford says:

    It has been along time since I saw Peggy, but remember her as a wonderful mother and friend. I am sure you girls probably will not remember me but I am Bill and Alena’s niece. I babysat for some of you. God bless you and you families.

  14. Sharon Gartner says:

    I’ve been out of town and I just heard of your mothers passing. Margaret and I worked together for many many years she was always delightful and a joy very strong-willed minded lady but that’s what made her great. I’m sorry for your loss and my prayers are with you all

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