South Lancaster-Margaret J. (Barney) Salwa, 64, passed away peacefully at UMass Medical Center on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 following a brief illness. She is survived by her beloved husband of 15 years, Peter S. Salwa; her children & spouses, Scott Salisbury & Julie of Winchendon; Jennifer Wilson of Worcester; Christopher Beirholm of Auburndale, FL; step-children, Melissa Demerest & Edward of Hubbardston, Cindy Shaughnessy of Fitchburg; Samantha Houlihan & Mark of Plainville; Bethany Salwa & Simon, and Seth Salwa and Kerrie, all of Clinton. She leaves her siblings & spouses, The Barney Family: Sandy, Mike & Cheryl, Wayne & Tracy, Jeff & Anne, Andy & Lisa, Paul & Kim, Pat & Darcy, all of Massena, NY; and Chris & Cindy of FL; sister-in-law Laura; aunt Judy Rubado, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many dear friends, notably Bruce & Maria Desmarais, and Diane & Clyde Smith. She is pre-deceased by her brother, Leon F. Barney, Jr.
Peg was born in Massena, New York to the late Leon & Jane (LaClair) Barney. She attended local schools and graduated from St. Lawrence Central High School, Class of 1972. Peg obtained her professional degree in bookkeeping and worked as an auditor for Nypro, Inc. in Clinton for many years. Peg was talented in the arts of knitting and crochet and was happiest while spending time on the beach or camping with family and friends. She will be forever missed and remembered lovingly as a devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt, and friend. A Funeral Service will be celebrated at 12PM on Saturday, March 3, 2018 in the Philbin-Comeau Funeral Home, 176 Water St., Clinton, with calling hours prior from 10AM-12PM. Online condolences may be placed at www.philbincomeaufh.com