Margo S. (Corson) Peckham
Margo Peckham, 94, of Westport, passed away peacefully on December 4, 2018. She was born on May 10, 1924 in New Bedford, MA, the daughter of Temple A. Corson and Margaret McGinty. Margo attended New Bedford High School where she was elected the first female president of her senior class. She continued her education at Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio and University of Massachusetts, Amherst where she received a Bachelor of Science degree. Her working career began as a Registered Dietitian, specializing in management. She later earned her teaching credentials and spent the following 29 years teaching in Fall River, MA at the middle school level.
Margo raised her family in Westport, MA in the home where she spent summers as a child. She was happiest surrounded by family and friends, swimming, sailing, kayaking and dancing, feeding the hummingbirds and watching the osprey perch on the ancient oak tree overhanging the river’s edge.After retirement, Margo hiked the Grand Canyon and continued to embrace an active outdoor lifestyle. She spent the winter months on the Gulf Coast of Florida on Sunset Beach, Treasure Island, swimming and sailing up and down the Eastern seaboard with her favorite brother. Sunsets were shared with family and the many friends she made along the way.
A lover of nature and a lover of life, Margo will be missed by all. She is survived by her brother, Temple A. Corson, Jr. and his wife Liz Maeder-Corson of Treasure Island, Florida and her two perfect daughters (her words) Pamela Peckham-Chace (Tom Chace) and Daune Peckham (George Purmont, Jr.) of Little Compton, Rhode Island.
A celebration in her memory will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Nature Conservancy or Massachusetts Audubon Society.