Margaret Jean Pusey of Laurel, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020 at her daughter’s home in Laurel, surrounded by her loving family.

Margaret was born Feb, 7, 1946 in Salisbury, a daughter of the late Robert John Quillen and Frances Myrtle Quillen-Hudson.

Margaret worked many years for several house and office cleaning companies, including ServiceMaster in Delmar and even went out on her own and continued to clean for those she came to love. She had a true love for people and became like an extended family member to many who she worked for, even becoming a caregiver when those folks needed it in their last days.

She was a wonderful dancer and liked to sing her hymns and had a special place in her heart for dogs. Her life revolved around her family and keeping them close and together was her greatest accomplishment.

She is survived by children, Laurel Leroy Blackiston, Jr. (Beverly Bowden) of Seaford, Sarah Elizabeth Peterson of Laurel and Jennifer A. Creppon (Gary) of Laurel; grandchildren, April E. Gerstner (Daniel), Raymond Creppon (Jennifer), Brittany Creppon, Austin A. Peterson and Sophia A. Peterson; great-grandchildren, Carter, Caroline, Gavin and Mason, and two on the way; and sisters, Beatrice Frisch, Brenda Stewart and Rose Horner. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Pusey; sister Cecile; brothers, Robert and Thomas Quillen; and her stepfather, Winamore Hudson.

A visitation for family and friends was on Sunday, Sept. 13 and private services for family at Short Funeral Home. Interment was held in Dale Family Cemetery in Whaleysville.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society by visiting or the Brandywine Valley SPCA, Georgetown Campus, 22918 Dupont Blvd, Georgetown, DE 19947.

Arrangements are in the care of Short Funeral Home in Delmar. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting