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Margaret Nichols Bunnell, Greenwich Artist

Margaret “Peggy” Nichols Bunnell, a longtime Greenwich resident, avid gardener, and water colorist, died at her home on July 14. She was 89.

Bunnell was born in 1921 in Bronxville, N.Y., to Spencer Baird Nichols, a recognized early American artist. She attended Bryn Mawr and was a lifetime member of the Sal Mugundi Club, the Kent Art Society and the National Arts Council.

Bunnell was part of the local art scene for decades. Her submissions won first, second and third place ribbons in local art shows and were featured in NYC events and gallery shows. She was the past president of the Greenwich Art Society, Stamford Art Society and the Pen Women Club. She was best known for her years of work -- along with her late husband, Tibby -- with the Garden Club of America.

She is survived by her two sons, Edward Harkness Bunnell and Phil Walls Bunnell; grandchildren Ed Bunnell, Michael Bunnell and Evan Bunnell; and great-grandchildren Kayla, Jack, Yuta, Yogi and Emma. Peggy is also survived by her sister, Hellen Nichols, and her children, Richard Jacobs and Barbara Jacobs.

A memorial service will be held at Christ Church in Greenwich on Tuesday, July, 19, 2011, at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations are gratefully accepted at the Greenwich Art Society, The Old Greenwich Art Society and the Connecticut Pioneer Branch of the Pen Women.

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