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 11, 2010
    Karen Heinsinger & Sandy Franke (Eibye) says:
    Our fondest memories of Peggie (& her siblings) are the summers spent in Ocean City NJ - filled with card games, sleepovers in the garage (with the crickets) and dancing with Jerry Blavat at the Convention Center. Our deepest sympathy, Karen & Sandy

  • May 11, 2010
    Shannon Miller Bope says:
    Doug, I want you to know how lucky I am to have seen and feel the love you and Mom shared. We always new that you and Mom were meant to be, and the past 9 weeks you have shown me what love is. Mom was so lucky to have you on her team and love her so very much. I am so very grateful for that. She loved you more then anything else in the world!(you and warm milk Joey:)! The two of you have shown me what love can be ,and I know you will cherish her and your love for her forever. My wish for all is to love someone and have the friendship that the two of you have enjoyed for all these years.Through thick and thin always laughing. I love you and thank you. Love, Shannon