Margaret A. “Peggy” (Dunham) Cooper

Margaret A. “Peggy” (Dunham) Cooper, 76, of Mattapoisett died Wednesday June 19, 2019 at Harbor Point at Centerville. She was the wife of Neil H. Cooper, with whom she shared 54 years of marriage.

            Born in Paterson, NJ, daughter of the late William E. and Mary A. (Hallsworth) Dunham, she was raised in Fair Lawn, NJ and resided in State College, PA and Pelham, NH before settling in Mattapoisett 35 years ago.

            Peggy was an artist, teacher, wife and mother.

            She enjoyed spending time painting, reading, gardening, talking about big ideas and thinking deep thoughts.

            Peggy was an active member of St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church and before that St. Anthony’s Catholic Church.

            She was active in the Council on Aging in Mattapoisett and the local art community. As an artist Peggy focused local landscapes and landmarks. Her paintings are displayed prominently in several local residences.

            Survivors include her husband; a son, Clint Cooper and his wife Megan of Mattapoisett; a daughter, Christy (Cooper) Guillotte of Mattapoisett; five grandchildren, Thomas DeBortoli, Jr. and his wife Julie, Maddy Cooper, Sam Cooper, Henry Cooper and Colin Cooper; and four great-grandchildren, Aaliah, Emily, Ceri and Brianne.

            Her visiting hours will be held on Saturday, June 22nd from 1-4 pm in the the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett with a prayer service at 3 pm. For directions and guestbook, please visit In lieu of flowers please send a donation to St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, 124 Front St., Marion, MA 02738.

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