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Margaret P. Hackett

May 2, 1930 ~ February 1, 2024 (age 93) 93 Years Old
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Margaret Hackett Obituary

Margaret P. Hackett, also known as Peggy, peacefully passed away on February 1, 2024, while surrounded by family at the age of 93 in Newark, DE. Born on May 2, 1930, in Wilmington, DE, Peggy was a beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. 

Peggy was known for her feisty and playful nature, always bringing laughter and smiles to those around her. She had a passion for knitting and enjoyed trips to Delaware Park, but above all, she cherished spending time with her family and friends. 

Peggy is survived by her daughters, Patricia Sapp (Guy) and Dianne Coulbourne; her grandchildren, Jason Sapp (Nicole), Corey Sapp, and Cindy and David Adkins; and her great-grandchildren, Olivia Adkins, Sydney Sapp, Brody Sapp, Daphney Sapp, Jett Sapp, and Jovie Sapp. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Theresa O'Connor; her sister, Jacqueline Sanborn; her son, Paul Hackett; and her husband and dance partner of nearly 50 years, John E. Hackett. 

Visitation to honor Peggy's life will be held on Thursday, February 8, 2024, from 11AM-12PM at Doherty Funeral Home, located at 3200 Limestone Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808. A funeral service will follow at 12PM. Interment will be held privately at a later date at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Peggy's memory to the Delaware Center for Cognitive Aging Research at

Peggy's vibrant spirit and love for her family and friends will be deeply missed, but her memory will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved her.

The family would like to thank the staff of The Vero at Newark and AccentCare Hospice for the outstanding and compassionate care shown to Peggy and her family.

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Funeral Service
February 8, 2024

12:00 PM
Doherty Funeral Home - Pike Creek
3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek
Wilmington, DE 19808

February 8, 2024

11:00 PM to 12:00 PM
Doherty Funeral Home - Pike Creek
3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek
Wilmington, DE 19808

Private Interment at a Later Date

Chapel at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery
2465 Chesapeake City Rd
Bear, DE 19701


Delaware Center for Cognitive Aging Research


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