Arrowsmith, Mary Riney "Peggy"

Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Mary Arrowsmith
Mary Arrowsmith

Mary Riney "Peggy" Arrowsmith, born April 19, 1933, in Louisville, Kentucky, died on July 6, 2013 at Alexian Village. 

She graduated from Knoxville Catholic High School in 1951 and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1955 with degrees in Education and Library Science. At the University of Tennessee she was President of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, a Torchbearer, and a member of Mortar Board. Following graduation, she was employed as a reference librarian at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. There she met her future husband Peter Arrowsmith, a naval officer assigned to the Navy Nuclear Submarine Program. They were married on May 3, 1958, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Knoxville. 

Earlier in their marriage, they lived in several locations including Mystic, CT, where she taught high school English and where their son Tom was born. In 1963, they relocated to the Bethesda, MD, where they lived for three decades and where their sons Ted and Peter were born. She was a member of Little Flower Catholic Church, a board member of the House of Mercy, a successful real estate agent, and a long-time volunteer at the Landon School. 

During this time and throughout her life, however, she was especially proud of her family responsibilities as wife and mother to her three sons.

Following retirement, Peggy and Peter moved to Savannah, GA, where they resided at the Landings on Skidaway Island and where she was a member of St. James Catholic Church. In 2009, they moved to Alexian Village on Signal Mountain where she was an avid bridge player. Here she also participated  in numerous activities involving her local grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John M. Riney, her brother, John M. Riney, Jr., her sisters, Sister Mary Elizabeth Riney, RSM, and Mildred Lee Riney, two special aunts, Mary Mildred Riney and Blanche Riney McCloud, brother-in-law, Thomas B. Green, and special cousin, James T. McCloud.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Peter Arrowsmith; her son, Thomas, his wife Monica, and their children, Cris and Laney of West Lafayette, Indiana; her son, Edward, his wife Amy, and their children, George, Mary Margaret, John, and Teddy of Flintstone; her son, Peter, his wife Sepi, and their children, Nicholas, Ryan, and Sophie of La Jolla, California; her sister, Patricia R. Green of Nashville; sister-in-law, Creuza P. Riney of  Rio de Janiero, Brazil; Sylvia McCloud of Brunswick, GA; and numerous nieces and nephews. 


There will be a memorial mass at 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, July 18, in the Alexian Village Chapel with Father Joseph Kuzhupil presiding, followed by a reception in the Brow View Community Room to meet the family.  

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Alexian Employees Scholarship Fund, 437 Alexian Way, Signal Mountain, TN 37377.  

Arrangements are by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.



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