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
    Kathy (Walton) Mills says:
    I went through school with Peggy (and Barbara) from Kindergarten through high school. Peggy was always so friendly and outgoing. Please accept my sympathy and prayers for comfort for Peggy's entire family.

  • May 10, 2010
    Tom and Pam McNeel says:
    Doug, our deepest condolences to you and all members of the family on the recent death of your precious Peggy. She was a very special person and will be sorely missed by all at Harbor Oaks. Love and Prayers.

  • May 09, 2010
    Andrew Simpson says:
    I played the bagpipes at your wedding. Thank you for allowing me to witness the beginning of your happy life together. My deepest sympathies are sent today. Andy

  • May 14, 2010
    Allie Bullington Lee says:
    I had known Peg for 19 years from being best friends with her oldest daughter, Shannon. Some of my best high school memories take place in Peg's living room in North Chase. Peg was a mom who we could hang out with & who made us laugh so hard..we thought we would pee ourselves & sometimes we did. Peg also reminded us that life's too short..be smart but have fun with life. Any friend of Shannon's was instantly welcomed at Peg's house..she would always have a HUGE thing of lasagna on hand..just in case one of us was hungry. Years later, when I was getting married, Peg, Shannon & Tracy threw me the best wedding shower..that's just how Peg was..so generous and if it put a smile on your face..priceless to her. She was a vibrant, FUN-loving, beautiful woman and I will MISS her so much!!! But I do know, that heaven..just got their hands full with Peg there :) That makes me smile because I know she is up above laughing & having a good time. Love you Peg and will miss you always! XOXOXO

  • May 20, 2010
    aimee (meyer) norris says:
    my condolences to the family, I miss you all we had lots of good memmories from Northchase. Your in my thoughts in this very sad time of loss. Shannon and Tracy please find me on facebook if you can, I'd love to catch up with you!