Margery Dye MacKendrick, 82, of Milford, beloved wife of Robert “Bob” MacKendrick, passed away on November 19, 2022. Born on July 23, 1940 in Olean, NY, she was the daughter of the late William and Sarah Dye.
After growing up in Olean NY, Marge went to Penn State to study special education. She taught for many years in NY state and as a tutor in CT. She also had several other jobs after she retired from her work in the school systems.
Marge knew of her future husband, Bob, most of her life, but they didn’t become close until after college. They married in 1965 and moved with their two young daughters to Milford CT in 1973.
Marge loved the natural world, both plants and animals, especially cats and birds. She spent countless hours teaching her family about the environment around them. The Milford garden club was an important part of her life. She spent many happy hours with her family on their sailboat in Long Island Sound and at their log cabin in Windermere Ontario.
She was a devoted member of St. Steven’s church in Olean and St. Peter’s in Milford.
Along with her husband, Margery leaves behind her daughters, Andrea (Paul) Searls and Diana (Aaron) Kielhack; grandchildren, Tim Searls, Peter Searls, Lillian Kielhack, Giselle Kielhack, and Winston Kielhack; nieces, Linda Viola and Jill Sherman; and nephews, James and Jeff Schreckengost.
A Funeral Service will take place on Sunday, November 27, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. at Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church, 71 River St., Milford (MEET DIRECTLY AT CHURCH). The family is being compassionately cared for by the staff at Cody-White Funeral Home 107 Broad Street, Milford, CT 06460. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church.
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