Margaret Jayne “Peg” Ferriss

FERRISS, MARGARET JAYNE (PEG), 92 of Gainesville – Passed away on Sunday Oct. 1, 2017.
Peg was born on November 28, 1924 in Philadelphia, PA. She worked in the travel industry in Philadelphia and New York. Peg moved to Gainesville and became a Unit Manager at UF Teaching Hospital. Her continued love of travel made her decide to open her own Travel Agency (House of Travel) in 1965. In 1970 she was joined in business by her good friend Hanna Weston. Together they spent the next 20 years taking groups all around the world until they sold the business in 1996 to AAA Travel. Peg was a member of the Central No. Fla Chapter of ASTA, and avid bowler, boater and a lover of animals.
She is preceded in death by her father William C. Ferriss, mother, Marian Ferriss Krehnbrink, and brother William (Bud) Ferriss.
She is survived by Janet Enwall, Hanna’s daughter who worked with them in the travel agency for 20 years and cared for her when she became ill. She is also survived by Janet’s family, her devoted friend, Nancy McWillie, her brother Gordon Ferriss and wife Paulita, Nieces and Nephews, Susan Weber, Peg Cuthbert, Mark Ferriss, Gordon Ferriss, Jr. along with their families. She also had a team of exceptional caregivers for whom we would like to give special thanks.
A mass will be held at 9:00AM Saturday, October 14 at Holy Faith Catholic Church at 747 NW 43rd Street. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Haven Hospice.

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