Margaret "Peggy" Roach Loyd

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Margaret "Peggy" Roach Loyd, 54, passed away Jan. 6 at St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center. She was born April 2, 1959, in St. Louis to Paul and Mary Roach. She is survived by her loving husband of 30 years, George; her mother, Mary Roach, of St. Louis; sisters Kathy Day (Tom) and Mary Pat Hennicke (Rich) and brother Michael, all of St. Louis, and brother Paul of Basalt, Colo., many nieces and nephews, and friends worldwide. Peggy worked for many years at Baptist Health and SVIMC. An accomplished singer-songwriter, she won a Gold Medal in songwriting at the Midwest Fleadh for the past three years. She led the band Cairde and achieved her lifelong dream of making a living with her writing and music, recording band and solo CDs, performing in Ireland, and publishing her book, The Path. She was a founding member and president of the Arkansas Celtic Music Society, a past president of the Irish Cultural Society of Arkansas and a grand marshal of the St. Patrick's Day parade. She was a woman of strong faith and an angelic voice in the choir at St. Edward Catholic Church. Visitation at 4-6 p.m. and Memorial Mass Tuesday, Jan. 7, at 6 p.m. at St. Edward Catholic Church, 801 Sherman St., Little Rock, 72202. Interment will be in St. Louis at a later date. Memories and condolences can be left at

Published January 7, 2014

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