Margery S. Fisher, 90, passed away on Dec. 26, 2019.
She was born on Aug. 31, 1929, in East Orange, N.J., the only child of Morgan and Edna (Pain) Syrett.
Marge grew up in Glen Ridge, N.J., and graduated from Glen Ridge High School in 1947.
After high school, Marge attended Wheaton College in Norton, Mass., and received a bachelor’s degree in Romance Languages in 1951.
Marge married Harold C. Fisher on Jan. 19, 1952, in Glen Ridge, N.J. They were married for 66 years until Hal passed away on March 22, 2018.
In 1962, Marge and Hal moved to Hingham, Mass., where they lived until 1986. Marge worked primarily as a domestic engineer. Marge was the mother of three children Janet, Cooke and Ken.
As a mother, she would claim to be President of the Mother’s Mafia which was a group of mothers in Hingham that would keep an eye on the “activities” of member’s children.
She was also active in Boston’s Florence Crittenton Home, a pioneering women’s rights society whose goal was to assist poor and unwed mothers and help them achieve economic independence.
Marge and Hal built the house of their dreams on Conway Lake in New Hampshire and moved there full-time in 1987 after spending weekends and summers on the lake since the early 1970s. Marge was active in the Conway Lake Sunfish Association, spending many Saturdays officiating over the races in the committee boat.
Marge served on the Conway Lake Conservation Association and participated and organized the “Loon Count” for many years. She was a supporter of the N.H. Loon Preservation Committee, as few things gave her greater joy than the “call of the loon.”
Marge loved to cook and entertain friends and family at the lake. She was a great hostess that could pull off a large meal while entertaining family and guests.
Besides being a world-class hostess, Marge loved to do crossword puzzles and was particularly proud of completing the New York Times Sunday Crossword puzzle each week well into her 80s.
Marge began to suffer from Dementia around 2010. As the Dementia progressed and robbed her of her memory it did not change her ability to be a great conversationalist and a joy to be around.
Despite the disease, she offered great advice on living life fully. She would often say “have fun” — no matter what you were doing — or when saying good night, she would offer “wake up excited.”
Marge was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and the family dogs Molly, Maggie, Agatha, Tilley and Sophie.
Marge is survived by her daughter, Janet (Rick) Gronneberg of Amesbury, Mass.; her son J. Cooke Fisher of Salida, Colo.; her son Kenneth (Sandy) Fisher of Park City, Utah, and seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
There will be a private memorial service held in the future. Expressions of sympathy may be in the form of memorial donations to Conway Lake Conservation Association, P.O. Box 803, Center Conway, NH 03813.