Marguerite “Peggy” DuBois Fry

June 6, 1950 - May 6, 2010
Marguerite “Peggy” DuBois Fry

Marguerite “Peggy” DuBois Fry of Carolina Beach, NC, and Cherry Hill, NJ, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 6, 2010, with her family by her side.

She was born June 6, 1950, in Cherry Hill, NJ, and was the daughter of the late Marjorie French DuBois and the late Louis E. DuBois.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ralph A. Miller, Jr.

Peggy was a charter member of Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Wilmington, NC, and was a Daughter of the King. She was a servant for Hospice and on the Good Shepherd Ministries food team. Along with her husband, Dr. Douglas S. Fry, Sr., she was a member of the Scottish Society of Wilmington and involved with the Sons of the American Revolution.

She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Shannon Miller Bope and Tracy Kristine Miller of Wilmington; one son, D. Sterling Fry, Jr., and wife Kimmy R. Fry of Williamsburg, VA; and three grandchildren, Christian, Abigail Lucille, and Cameron Bope. Additional survivors include four sisters, Joanne D. Ross (Don) of Wilmington, Barbara D. Hallett (John) of Culpeper, VA, Carol D. Holt of Cherry Hill, NJ, and Lu Ann D. Gilligan (Kenry) of Charleston, SC; one brother, Richard DuBois (Stevie) of Tucson, AZ; mother-in-law, Helen Fry of Knoxville, TN; former mother-in-law, Lucille Miller of Ormond Beach, FL; and numerous other loving family and friends.

Peggy’s family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of the Intensive Care Unit of New Hanover Regional Medical Center for their personal care and professional attention during the past number of weeks.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 15, 2010, at Holy Cross Episcopal Church, 5820 Myrtle Grove Road, Wilmington, NC 28409.

Flowers may be sent to the church. Contributions may be made to the Holy Cross Episcopal Church Building Fund, c/o POB 1559, Carolina Beach, NC 28428.

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Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • May 09, 2010
    Kim & Grahm Batson says:
    Doug, We will always remember the pure joy and love of God with which Peggy sang to the Lord at Holy Cross. We extend to your our deepest sympathy. Kim & Grahm Batson

  • May 10, 2010
    Ginny Barkman says:
    Doug, I know that Peggy was the center of your universe. You will be lonely and feel a sadness such as you have never felt before, but I know that you are someone who can find comfort in the peace that she has found and in the memories you have not only with family and friends, but those that belong only to you and Peggy. I am sending you a big hug, Ginny

  • May 12, 2010
    Diane Leonard Crowley says:
    I would just like to offer my condolences to Peggy's family...my older sister, Carole, was a very close friend of Peggy and Barb, and I knew her sisters as well. Being 5 years younger, I was always trying to hang out with the "older girls" but of course they weren't having any parts of it...but I do remember so well the happiness and fun-loving spirit of Peggy, and I am truly sorry that she will not be with you all longer in this life to share everything that families share. But she is still very much with you, and the love does not stop or end. My best to all of you in this difficult time. Sincerely, Diane (Dee)

  • May 09, 2010
    Samantha (Fry) Hensley says:
    Uncle Doug I know this was a long and difficult road, but find comfort in knowing that Peggy is at peace with her God. We extend our sympathy to all her/your family and friends. Peggy was a strong person and we find comfort in knowing that she will forever live on in our hearts and memories. With all our love, Sammie and Andy (Peg...the Three Dollar Gang will forever live on!)

  • May 09, 2010
    Georgiana Vines says:
    Peggy was a wonderful sister-in-law. We will all miss her. She was wonderful to my brother, Doug.