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Margaret "Peggy" Ann Coulombe

May 8, 1942November 1, 2020

Margaret “Peggy” Ann (Ducharme) Coulombe, 78, of New Bedford, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, November 1, 2020 at St. Luke’s Hospital. She was the wife of the late Robert “Butch” Coulombe with whom she shared 57 years of marriage.

Born in Fall River, daughter of the late Thomas E. and Anna F. (Mullaney) Ducharme, she was raised in Somerset and had resided in New Bedford for the past 57 years. She was a graduate of Somerset High School.

Margaret enjoyed socializing and spending time on her boat, the Peggy Ann Laurie.

She is survived by her two daughters, Peggy Newton and her husband Wayne of Fairhaven and Laurie Coulombe of New Bedford; four grandchildren, Ashley Aguiar and her husband Alexander, Katie Hayward, Derek Newton and Garrett Souza; five great grandchildren, Gavin Carvalho, Brianna Westgate, Joshua Aguiar, Brady Spinney and Natalie Aguiar. She was predeceased by two sisters, Mary Copley and Helen Anger.

Her Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Church, 440 Main St., Fairhaven, Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 10:00AM.

In lieu of flowers, a donation in her memory can be made to the American Cancer Society, 3 Speen St., Suite 250, Framingham, MA 01701.

Arrangements are in the care of Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford. For online tributes, please visit:



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Michelle Desroches Lang

November 22, 2020

Peggy and Laurie,
Condolences on behalf of the entire Desroches family on the loss of your mom. We all have very fond memories of both her and your dad growing up on Church St. Praying for God’s comfort in the weeks and months to come.
Michelle and the rest of the Desroches family.

Robert Verville

November 18, 2020

Our deepest sympathy to your family. We were very surprised when we heard of your mother’s passing away. Your mother was a fun loving person who thoroughly enjoyed life and being on her boat. We will especially remember her enjoying her glass of beer with ice on the side at Fathoms and driving her Lincoln. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. The Verville family.

Katie Hayward

November 14, 2020

Kathleen Coulombe

November 13, 2020

So very sorry to hear of her passing. Even though I was divorced from Richard she always made me feel like I was still family. Gave the best hugs when I saw her at Fathoms. You will be missed by many. RIP Peggy. My deepest condolences to her family and friends❤️

Katie Hayward

November 12, 2020

I couldn’t help but to share this photo. Happily together again 👫
I love you both so much ❤️

JB Borges

November 7, 2020

She was a funny woman. I always enjoyed being in her company. My condolences to you and your family.

Katie Hayward

November 5, 2020

Thank you for being the absolute best Nanny a girl could ask for! I don’t have words to express how much I love you and appreciate you for all you did for me! I never knew what a broken heart felt like until the day I lost you. You took a piece of my heart with you and nothing will ever be the same without you. But I know you’ll always be my side. I’ll see you when I get there, give pep a kiss for me, as well as nanny somerset. I love you so very much. Sleep sweet Irene’s (our inside joke) ❤️


November 4, 2020

The best parents in the world. Thank you for a life time of memories. From horseback riding, dirt bike riding and boating for 47 years on the Peggy Ann Laurie. I love you mom. My best friend forever. I pray that you are with dad and walking hand in hand at Horseneck Beach where you met. You're with the rest of your family now. I'll see you on the other side. xoxo Rest in Peace mom

Rev. Philip N Hamel

November 4, 2020

Peggy! I am shocked to see that your Mom has died. I am so sorry for your loss and can only imagine how difficult this is since it was so unexpected. "Big" Peggy, if you will, was one of the shining lights for me during my time at St. Joseph - St. Therese. The twinkle in her eye, her ready smile and her enduing kindness toward me will remain with me always. My occasional trips to Fathom's will never be the same either. Please know that you have my prayers and that I will definitely offer Mass for her. But with your Dad, her folks and Fr. Jim, I'm certain that she's having a grand time and is a sparkling new light in heaven!

Barbara Westgate

November 3, 2020

Peggy was a wonderful woman. She helped us love and support our shared grandaughter , Brianna. We depended on her, and she always came through. There were times when we would not have known what to do without her care. When there was snowstorms and we had to work, when we were both sick, and had no other people willing to help take care of Brianna, her and Butch were there. We all loved her very much, and won't forget her.


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