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Margaret Worcester Dudley Thurber

Died: Thursday, February 26, 2004
Margaret Worcester Dudley Thurber, “Peggy,” died on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004 at her home in Grosse Pointe.

Born on July 14 in Detroit to Louis Dudley and Mabel Worcester, she attended the Old Trail and Hathaway Brown Schools in Akron, Ohio, where her family relocated. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bennington College, Vermont, in 1941. Before her marriage, she was executive secretary of the American Book Publishers Association, first in Washington, D.C. and then in New York City.

Together with her husband, she had a great affection for gardens, books, history, the arts and our National Parks, to which they traveled often.

She was a member of the National Society of Colonial Dames in the state of Michigan, having served as its corresponding secretary; the Metropolitan Opera Guild, New York City; Michigan Opera Theatre; Detroit Symphony Orchestra Hall; Detroit Historical Society; Friends of the Detroit Public Library and the Grosse Pointe Public Library; and, since 1979, the Sigma Gamma Association.

She was predeceased by her husband, Donald M. D. Thurber.

Funeral services will be held at Christ Church-Detroit, 960 E. Jefferson on Thursday, March 4, at 11 a.m.

Burial is at Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.
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