Margaret R. Cunningham, a retired registered nurse and homemaker, died of cancer Wednesday at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. She was 91.
Born Margaret Rose Cavey in Baltimore, she was raised on West Fayette Street. She was a graduate of St. Martin's School in West Baltimore and earned her nursing degree in 1934 from the old St. Agnes Hospital School of Nursing.
She was a labor and delivery room nurse until her marriage in 1941 to Dr. Raymond M. Cunningham, a general surgeon.
The couple lived in Brookline, Mass., and Bluefield, W.Va., while her husband completed his surgical training. After returning to Baltimore, she worked in her husband's practice, doing bookkeeping and assisting with patients. Dr. Cunningham died in 1989.
A former resident of Lochearn and Guilford, Mrs. Cunningham had lived in Mays Chapel since the early 1980s.
She enjoyed cooking, entertaining and spending winters in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. She also was an avid duckpin bowler and for more than 30 years participated in the sport regularly at the old Homeland Bowling Alley.
Mrs. Cunningham was a communicant of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Texas, Baltimore County.
She is survived by two sons, Daniel M. Cunningham of Baltimore and Joseph G. Cunningham of Riderwood; a daughter, Katherine D. Blanchard of Baltimore; a brother, Kevin E. Cavey of Rockville; and three grandchildren.