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Margaret Durkin


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Durkin, Margaret Alyce



March 31, 1951 - Nov. 12, 2016

The world lost an incredible obstreperous lady on November 12, 2016. Margaret Durkin (aka "Mary Margaret"; "Durkin the Gherkin") left this world to fly with the Angels. Peggy was born in Tennessee, raised in Chicago and then moved to her favorite zip code, 87048!

She started her "Quackerjack" film career 40+ years ago traveling worldwide with the Miss Universe Pageants keeping those beauties in line. She was very proud to be involved in the making of the 1st live action video arcade game ever produced.

Peggy absolutely loved working at the New Mexico State Fair and anyone lucky enough to know her, had the utmost respect and admiration for this great lady. Efficient, fair, never a loss for words, witty and humorous, Peggy was a "hoot" to work with.

A Celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, November 27th at 2pm at the Sandia Bar in Corrales. "QUACK"
Published in Albuquerque Journal from Nov. 19 to Nov. 20, 2016
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