She was a powerful listener: during trying times many a person found peace in Marguerite’s comforting ways. But she was most known for her infectious smile and laugh. She was the Gordon Ramsey of comfort food: meatloaf, pot roast, Thanksgiving turkey and Christmas dinners. Relaxing times found her with a cup of coffee in hand, reading mysteries or checking out some BBC comedies. She loved spending time at the beach in Ocean City or Long Beach Island. Overnight trips to Atlantic City were good times. Of course what she was really meant to be was a grandmother; Marguerite was a built in babysitter who loved to teach and spoil. Earlier years found her organizing the world: everywhere from Sherman Industries to Monument Cemetery.
She was friends with a guy named George all the way through High School. The Bentley Ave. girl would marry the Warren Street guy and happily they set their roots right in Beverly. Marguerite was a devoted and lifetime parishioner at St. Joseph’s Church. She and the late George were blessed by children: the late Carol (John) Walton, James, Martin (the late Kathy), Michael (Cindy); and later by grandchildren: James, John, Lindsey, and Michael Jr; and a great-grandchild, Christine. She was predeceased by her sister, Eleanor.
Come celebrate 85 great years on Thursday evening from 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 9-10 a.m. at the Sweeney Funeral Home, 478 Cooper Street, Beverly NJ. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Church, Beverly NJ. Interment Laurel Hill Cemetery, Burlington NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Jesus the Good Shepherd Parish, 805 Warren Street, Beverly 08010