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Margaret "Peggy" Brown Dauterive

September 9, 2020

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Margaret “Peggy” Brown Dauterive, age 87, died peacefully at home on September 9, 2020.  She was born in New Orleans on May 18, 1933, to the late Frank A. Brown and Veronica Marcour Brown.  She graduated from Holy Angels Academy.  Margaret and Val J. Dauterive, Jr. were married on November 17th, 1951, and enjoyed 68 years together.  She is survived by three children, Ann D. Savoy, Suzanne D. McGuire (Paul) and Val J. Dauterive, III (Lynda), and was preceded in death by one daughter, Catherine Marie Dauterive.  Beloved grandmother to Amy S. Bradshaw (Brian), Zachary V. Dauterive, Jacob E. Dauterive, and step-grandchildren Michael P. McGuire, Luke A. McGuire (Hannah), Kevin P. McGuire (Laura), and Derek E. Kleinrichert, as well as three great grandchildren, Jack Bradshaw, Caroline Bradshaw, & James Bradshaw.  

Born and raised in New Orleans, Peggy moved to St. Bernard Parish upon her marriage and resided there for fifty-four years until Hurricane Katrina.  For the past fourteen years she, her husband, and eldest daughter lived in Mandeville, allowing her to connect with displaced residents of St. Bernard.  While living in Mandeville, Peggy enjoyed creating a beautiful arbor and garden in the backyard of their home.

Her philanthropic ventures exemplified her giving nature and set an example for her family.  She enjoyed organizing fundraising activities for WYES and WLAE, serving as Co-Chair of the WYES Showboat Auction for two consecutive years, 1982 & 1983, and as Co-Chair of the first WLAE Auction in 1984.  For her volunteer efforts for the Catholic Church, Peggy was awarded the Archdiocesan Order of St. Louis IX Medallion.  She enjoyed the preservation of history serving as a docent in the 1850 House and as President of the Friends of the Cabildo Walking Tour Guides.  She also volunteered her time with the Our Lady of Lourdes Carnival organization, including preparation for the carnival balls, as well as serving as Queen in 1962. 

She is remembered by her family for her generosity, creativity, and “sewing for her little girls”.  She instilled in everyone an appreciation for New Orleans culture, traditions, and cuisine. Having an infectious laugh, coupled with a unique delivery of various expressions and colloquialisms, Peggy brought humor to so many situations.  

The family is grateful to Notre Dame Hospice for the excellent care she was given.

Due to COVID-19, the services will be private and at the convenience of the family at a later date. 

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