Margaret Krotki

Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Lesko & Polke Funeral Home
1209 Post Road
Fairfield, Connecticut, United States


10:00 am
Thursday, August 23, 2018
St. Thomas Aquinas Church
1719 Post Road
Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

Final Resting Place

St. Michael's Cemetery
2205 Stratford Avenue
Stratford, Connecticut, United States

Obituary of Margaret Krotki

Margaret Mary Lengen Krotki, age 90, of Fairfield, passed peacefully away at Saint Vincent's Medical Center on August 15, 2018.

Known to everyone as "Peggy", she was the beloved wife of the late Joseph P. Krotki for 64 years. Peggy's memory will be cherished by her family including six children, Jim Krotki, and his wife, Debra, of Tarpon Springs, FL, Karen Benway, and her husband, Alan, of Fairfield, Paul Krotki, and his wife, Mary, of Milford, Thomas Krotki and Donna Kuruc of Carmel, NY, Janet Krotki, and her husband, Shravan Neill, of Stuart, FL, John Krotki, of Fairfield, CT; Ten grandchildren whom she loved dearly, Allison Peterman and her husband, Rob, Amanda Parker, and her husband, Josh, Jillian Krotki, Erik Benway, and his wife, Jackie, Matt Benway, and his wife, Alissa, Michael Krotki, and his wife, Nicole, Daniel Krotki and fiancee, Stephanie Piroli, Jessica Krotki, Nicholas Krotki, and Kevin Krotki; nine great grandchildren, Alexandra, Jaxson and Maddyx Parker, Avery and Dylan Benway, Lena, Maya, Graham, and Gigi Benway; her brother, John Lengen, and his wife, Catherine, of West Dennis, MA; one sister in law, Agnes Lucas, of Bridgeport; one niece and nephew, Donna Lengen Canning and her husband, John and Gregory and Debra Lengen and their sons Michael and Daniel. She was predeceased by her parents, Regina Kedves and John Lengen, her uncles Msgr. James Lengen and Stephen Lengen and aunts Mary Lengen and Grace Jacowitz.

Born and raised in the West End of Bridgeport, Peggy and Joe moved to Fairfield with their growing family in 1955. Always a mother first, Peggy devoted her energy to raising her children. She was a wonderful cook and baker and was the happiest when her family and friends surrounded her. Many Hungarian traditions began in that kitchen and carried through to the end of her days. She was a huge fan of Food Network and collector of new recipes that she could prepare for her family. Before her vision declined, she enjoyed a challenging game of Rummikub or Pinochle, reading a good mystery novel, knitting and crocheting, and creating beautiful fashions for her home and family on her sewing machine.

Peggy was a graduate of Saint Stephen's School, Bassick High School and Booth and Bayliss Business School. Her early careers included stints at Howland's Department Store, Beaver Tractor and finally, a career with Nationwide Insurance Company from which she retired to travel and spend retirement days with Joe. Peggy was a loving caretaker to her aunts and uncles in their time of need and also, to her Mom, Regina, when she could no longer care for herself. She never turned down the opportunity to babysit her grandchildren, baking cookies or collecting shells and sea glass at the beach.

Peggy was active in the Ladies' Guild at St. Thomas Aquinas Church and the Survivors of the USS Twiggs Reunion Committee plus numerous activities when her children were young. It was no accident that many people have come to know Peggy. Her warm outgoing personality touched countless people throughout her long fruitful life. She counted herself as truly blessed for having a long and loving marriage to Joe, a beautiful family as well as the endless number of enduring friendships worldwide.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, August 22nd, from 4-8 p.m. in the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home, 1209 Post Road, in Fairfield Center. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, August 23rd at 10 a.m. directly at Saint Thomas Church with Father Victor Martin officiating. Interment will follow in St. Michael's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to: St. Thomas Church, 1719 Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. For travel directions or to sign her online guest register, please visit

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