Margaret M. Dufresne

Date of Passing:

January 28, 2021

Dufresne, Margaret M., “Peg,” (Cunningham), 88, formerly of Yale Avenue, Riverside, died peacefully on January 28, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Robert W. Dufresne.

Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Thomas J. and Anna E. (Hines) Cunningham, she lived in Hobe Sound, FL for 23 years and Riverside for 34 years.

Mrs. Dufresne was a text book department manager at the CCRI Knight Campus College Bookstore for 20 years.

Margaret was an avid golfer. She was a member of the Eaglewood Ladies 9 Hole Golf Association, where she was a 3 time club champion. She was a volunteer at the Jupiter Medical Center Thrift Store for 26 years.

She is survived by two daughters, Ann E. Charbonneau and her husband Michael E. of Riverside and Robin G. Dufresne of Hobe Sound, FL.; two sisters, Rita Cunningham and A. Gail Mitchell; two grandchildren, Michael R. Charbonneau (EPFD) and his wife Wendy of Riverside and Melissa Charbonneau of Barrington; two great grandchildren, Christopher and Makayla Charbonneau, a sister in law, Corinne Dufresne of Riverside and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial in Sacred Heart Church, 118 Taunton Avenue, East Providence on Monday February 1, 2021 at 11 a.m. Calling hours and flowers are respectfully omitted. A Celebration of her Life will be held when those who loved her can gather safely. Contributions in Mrs. Dufresne’s memory to Beacon Hospice, 1 Catamore Blvd., East Providence, RI, 02914 would be deeply appreciated.

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  1. I am deeply sorry for your loss. Peg was a beautiful woman filled with love, light and kindness. She enriched each life she touched. Sympathy to the family for your loss. May the memories bring comfort at this painful time.

  2. Ann and Robin,
    Aunt Peg was a big part of my life.I remember going to the pool with your mom ,it was so much fun . She was a great aunt.I send my condolences ,God Bless. Love,Carol

  3. Auntie Peg (aka “The Cookie Lady”) was a ray of sunshine in this world, an angel who walked with us – always a smile and kind words for you, always interested to hear what you had to say, sneaking you cookies when your mom says no more, an auntie who loved you like her own. You will be missed here on Earth, but never forgotten. Rest in Peace, Auntie Peg!

  4. Please accept my deepest condolences for your family’s loss. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you. May your heart and soul find peace and comfort. God Bless. Love james and Beth Knecht


  5. We are so sorry to hear about your moms passing. As sad as it may have been so happy she got to remain her last few weeks back in Riverside and with her family. Our prayers are with you all. ??

  6. Dear Ann and Robin,
    Our sincere sympathy to you and your family.
    May the memories and joy you shared grant you peace and love.
    We always had fond memories of your Mom.
    James and Joan Prior & Family

  7. So sorry for auntie Peggy’s departure. She was a great woman. We are here in Florida but there in spirit. Love Louise, Steve and Diane.

  8. So sorry for your loss. I will miss hearing the stories of how brave and resilient this woman was. I wish I had gotten to know her better. I know how much she was loved by her family and friends. My condolences to all of you.

  9. Ann & Family,

    Our deepest sympathies for your loss. Thinking of all of you during this difficult time.


    Nicholas, Kristina, Ethan and Logan Pereira

  10. Ann and Robin
    Your father and mother have been a special part of my life when we became friends. When your father joined as a Special Officer and rode with me. Your mother made her first hole in one while I watched her stroke on the ball, hitting a concrete culvert, bounce up in the air and landing in the hole. It was amazing.
    As we age we think about the good life and special moments that bring us together.
    Sandy and I thankful we have made life special for knowing Peg and Bob

  11. Ann & Family with Loving Memories and Deepest Sympathy on the loss of your Mother Thinking of you Love Linda Ashton & Family

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