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The Marotta family celebrate their Mom by supporting St. Michael’s

On the occasion of her 95th birthday, Peg Marotta’s 10 children launched an effort to raise funds for the hospital’s Department of Interventional Neuroradiology.

Peg Marotta is the beloved matriarch of a large family with an enduring bond to St. Michael’s Hospital. The former Peggy Hughes was head nurse in the Outpatient Department when she met her future husband, Dr. Joseph Marotta, who served for more than six decades as a neurologist, educator, head of Neurology and then Physician-in-Chief before retiring in 2014. Joe passed away in 2016, but his legacy endures at St. Mike’s. The Marotta Clinic in the Ambulatory Care Centre is named in his honour, and Peg and Joe’s son Dr. Tom Marotta is a renowned interventional neuroradiologist at the hospital.

In recognition of Peg’s 95th birthday on April 11, 2021, the 10 Marotta children—eight of whom were born at St. Mike’s—launched a campaign to raise funds for the hospital’s Department of Interventional Neuroradiology, which Peg supports annually. 

“Following family, my father’s greatest passion was medicine,” says Peg and Joe’s daughter Margaret. “He was a person of humble service, and an inspiration to us. He kept each patient in his heart, as if they were family. My parents were a mighty duo, united in their belief in the importance of responsibility, stewardship and service to others. It’s important to our family to continue that tradition, and what better way than to support St. Michael’s in celebration of Mom’s 95th birthday?”

You can honour the Marotta family’s legacy of service at St. Mike’s with a gift to support Peg’s birthday fundraiser. Click here to donate.