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Lund, Marjorie

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Marjorie W. Lund was born on November 11, 1918 as the church bells around the western world were ringing to proclaim the cessation of hostilities and the end of World War I.  Her parents Ruth and William H. Woolner flirted with the idea of naming her  ”Peace” or “Liberty” but thankfully chose “Marjorie”, who quickly became known as Margie, Mardy or Marge to her friends and family.  Marge was a thoughtful, intelligent and impish child who excelled in school. She graduated Medford High School and soon went on to finish her education at the Katherine Gibbs School.  She married her high school sweet heart Carleton B. Lund on April 26, 1941. Shortly thereafter they moved to Macon, Georgia for Carl’s basic training before going overseas to fight in World War II. While there Marge risked losing her job while defending an African American lady from the bullying of a white colonel in the US Army, but she stood her ground and would not back down.  This was a rather extraordinary act in 1940’s Georgia. After the War she and Carl eventually settled in Dedham , Massachusetts where she raised two children David,1949 and Judy, 1960.  She raised them to value kindness, honesty and treating others fairly without regard for their outward appearance.  She taught them this by her unwavering example of these values and her lack of judgment of others.  The worst she usually said of those she was at odds with was that they were a bit peculiar, but seldom anything stronger.  She and Carl joined Allin Congregational Church in 1952 and each remained a member for the rest of their lives.  She served as a Deaconess and on many committees during her active years there.  She became church secretary during the pastorship of William Brittain.  During this period of her life she gave much of herself to the Church and its many projects involved in helping those less fortunate.  She did this and countless selfless acts of kindness  ”under the radar” not wanting any recognition, simply happy with the work done. Perhaps only her immediate family and a few close friends knew anything of these numerous kind actions.  Carl died rather suddenly on February 25, 1988 and Marge became a widow.  But she was not alone as her friends, neighbors and family, especially her daughter Judy all became more active in her life.  In 2005 after breaking a hip she voluntarily though reluctantly decided to give up her car.  She frequently traveled with Judy and Bruce to spend birthdays and Christmas in Truro with David and Brian .  The five of them was quite a little family, which gave Marge enormous joy.  They were joined from time to time by cousin Jen and Marge’s niece Sally.  For many years Marge lived with her cat Sam Henry who bit everyone he met. She would not tell her kids that that Sam Henry had bitten her ,too, except when the bites became infected and she needed medical attention.  With her cat as with her children many years previous Marge was fiercely loyal. Any discussion of Marge without mention of her impish devilish sense of humor would be woefully incomplete.  Marge loved to laugh and to make others laugh, often at themselves. In early 2013 it became clear at the age of 94 that Marge could not live alone any longer. Due to the level of care she needed she reluctantly acquiesced to moving to the Ellis in Norwood where she received excellent care due to the love and kindness of the devoted CNAs and nurses. She often said during this period of her life that although she would rather be home alone, she knew the Ellis with its excellent care was the best place for her to be. Her decline was gradual and fairly painless to her and she passed on December 5,2015 after a wonderful love filled life of over 97 years.

Friends and relatives are invited to attend Visiting Hours for Marge on Wednesday, December 9 from 6-8PM at the Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton Street in Dedham.  A Funeral for Marge will be held on Thursday, December 10, at 11:00 AM at the Allin Congregational Church, 683 High St., Dedham, followed by her interment at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Millis. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Red Cross, 139 Main St., Cambridge, MA 02142

Guestbook Entries

  1. Lori Favreau
    December 8th, 2015 | 11:24 pm

    Judy and David, I am so sorry to hear of Margie’s passing. I am sure she is happy to be with Carl again. Love to all of you.
    Lori Whitehouse Favreau

  2. Thomas Hardy
    December 9th, 2015 | 7:34 am

    Keeping you in my heart and sending you much love. Tom

  3. Deb (Folsom) Repeta
    December 11th, 2015 | 5:35 pm

    Judy and David,
    I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. What a beautiful soul. Sending you light and love and keeping you close in thought and prayer!

    Deb Folsom Repeta

  4. Linda ( MacInnes) Diraffaele
    December 22nd, 2015 | 7:34 pm

    Dear Judy and Bruce I was so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing she was a wonderful person My deepest sympathies to you both. God Bless

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