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Margaret M. Perkins

AGE: 98 • Newark

Margaret M. Perkins, 98, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 8, 2014.

Margaret was a licensed architect in NJ, raising two children after being widowed at the age of 29. She then founded and managed Newark Housing Authority. In her 50's, she was honored to be voted University of Delaware's Woman of the Year. Margaret was active in many organizations, including serving as president of The League of Women Voters. At the age of 80, she created and taught a course on Alexander the Great at the University of Delaware Adult Education Program in Wilmington.

Margaret is survived by her daughter, Brenda Toomey; grandchildren, Lisa and Kelvin Daly, and Katrina Thompson; and 2 great grandsons, Coltrane and Mingus. She was preceded in death by her two husbands, James Daly and Joseph R. Perkins; step son, Seamus Daly; and sisters, Chara Phillips and Anson Kidd. Services and burial will be private. To leave an online condolence, please visit

Published in The News Journal from July 9 to July 13, 2014
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