Mrs. Margaret  Amata Kunz

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“Hello Kunz Family, I know your Mom is smiling down on all of you today because she is very thankful that she had such great children and grandkids!...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Mary Joyce Bellino - Punta Gorda, FL

“It was a pleasure to get to know Margaret during these last eight years and it has been an honor to become part of the loving family she has left...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Peter Mann - San Francisco

“What a wonderful video of precious moments. Mrs. Kunz was quite a character! I love her taste in costumes and the fact that she had the nerve to...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Kathy Daniel - Bethesda, MD

“love you grandma ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Michael Kunz - Germany - Grandson

“I miss that lovely woman and we have so much art to thank her for!!! ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Sara Kunz - Beiging

“Our deepest sympathy to the entire Kunz family. Your are in our thoughts and prayers and we will pray for the repose of Margaret's soul. ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Chris & Diane Cullen - VA

“I extend my heartfelt sympathy to the Kunz family. It is never easy to find the right words to say but may those precious memories of your dear...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: MB

“Our condolences to all of the Kunz family. I have many good memories of Aunt Margaret during the Kunz family visits to RI. I always looked...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Kevin Sullivan - Lincoln, RI


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Margaret Amata Kunz was born on June 28, 1918 and passed away on November 13,2012. Margaret was a resident of Silver Spring, Maryland.

A lifelong artist and teacher, mother of six, grandmother of nine,
great-grandmother of one, Margaret Amata Kunz died on November 13, 2012 in Silver
Spring, Md.

She was born in Valley Falls, Rhode Island, in 1918. She attended
St.Patrick's grade school and St. Xavier's Academy. Margaret graduated
from high school when she was 16 and began college when she was 17. She
graduated from the Rhode Island College of Education in 1939 and wore her
class ring ever since. She was teaching English in an elementary school in
Cumberland when the superintendent asked her to become the art teacher for
the entire school, thus fulfilling a childhood dream.

Margaret moved to Washington, D.C. after she married Karl Kunz, where they
raised 6 children. In her mid fifties she earned a Master's Degree in
Special Education from American University, and served as a special
education teacher in the D.C. Public Schools for over a decade. After her
retirement, she became a docent at the National Gallery of Art where she
taught classes and conducted tours for many years. After that, she moved
to the Big Island of Hawaii where she found friends in an artist's group
and continued to make original art, primarily watercolors and batiks, for
nearly another ten years. She moved to Silver Spring, Maryland, to be
closer to children and grandchildren. In 2006 she moved to San Luis Obispo
California, to live with her daughter Mary. In late 2009, she returned to
Maryland to live with her youngest son, Chris, and to be near her son Paul
and daughter Catherine.

She is preceded in death by her husband Karl (1979) and by her five
sisters. She is survived by her brother John Burns of New London, Connecticut,
and by her children, daughters in law, grandchildren and a new great
granddaughter; Karl and wife Noi, of Buriram, Thailand; Dr. Kevin Kunz and
wife Kathy of Captain Cook, Hawaii; Paul and wife Rae of Oakton, Virginia;
Mary of San Luis Obispo, California; Catherine of Leesburg, Virginia; Chris
and wife Therese of Silver Spring, Maryland. Grandchildren include Marissa
(and husband Peter Mann) , Dan, Michelle, Melissa,Sara, Lauren (and
husband, Sgt. Tracy Adam Hall, USMC), Bryan, Sheila, Michael, and great
granddaughter Monroe. Caregivers who became like family to her include
Batoul Naccasha, Sherrie Coles, Vivian Lane, Jean Brown, Patricia Ward and
Vicky Kline.

Margaret was beloved for her sense of humor, her generosity, kindness,
gratitude, quick wit, beaming smile, wide hugs and her love of the beauty
around her. She would gasp out loud every time she saw a blooming
magnolia, no matter how many times she had driven past the same flower that
day. She was a devout Catholic with a deep belief in God. Margaret
approved every sentence of this "resume" except for this paragraph which
she said, in characteristic modesty, was a "bunch of malarky".