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Marjorie (Lorenz) Martin
February 13, 1927 ~ December 4, 2023 (age 96) 96 Years Old
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Funeral from the Carroll-Thomas Funeral Home, 22 Oak Street, Hyde Park Monday morning at 9 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Sacred Heart Church, Roslindale at 10. Visiting hours Sunday evening from 4-7PM. Interment at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. relatives and friends invited
Marjorie (Lorenz) Martin, affectionately known as Marge to her friends and family, passed away peacefully on December 4, 2023, in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. Born on February 13, 1927, in Boston, MA, Marge's life was a tapestry of love, adventure, and unwavering dedication to her loved ones.
A proud Boston native, Marge was a graduate of Girls High School, where she cultivated a foundation of knowledge and strength that would carry her throughout her life. Her career began with the charm and hustle of a saleswoman at Filene's Department Store, where her warm personality and genuine care for others shone brightly. Marge's professional journey later led her to the American Mutual Insurance Company, where she served as a secretary, known for her efficiency and grace under pressure.
Marge's life was enriched by her beloved late husband, Leonard R. Martin, with whom she shared countless memories and an enduring love. She was a devoted mother to her daughters, Mary Grabert of Quincy and Catherine Martin of Roslindale. Her role as a grandmother to Nicole, Gerry, and Victoria was one of her greatest joys, and her legacy further blossomed with the arrival of two great-grandchildren. Marge's warmth and generosity of spirit extended to many relatives and friends who survive her and will deeply miss her presence.
An adventurous soul, Marge was never one to sit idle. She found immense pleasure in the simple joys of life, from the thrill of shouting "Bingo!" at the local community center to the quiet contentment of tending to her garden. Marge's love for the outdoors was evident in her frequent hikes in nature, where she found peace and solace. Her passion for the sun and sand led her to many happy days at the beach, and her trips to Cape Cod were always a highlight of her summers.
Marge's friendly demeanor was a beacon of light to those who knew her. Her adventurous spirit was matched only by her loving nature, as she always put the needs and happiness of her family and friends at the forefront. Marge's legacy is one of kindness, open-heartedness, and the joy of living life to its fullest.
To say that Marge was a lover of life would be an understatement. She was an ardent fan of game shows, watching with keen interest and cheering on the contestants as if they were old friends. Her laughter and enthusiasm were infectious, and it was impossible not to be swept up in her zest for life.
Marge's life was an inspiration to all who knew her. She navigated the twists and turns of her journey with grace, leaving a trail of laughter, friendship, and love in her wake. Her memory will be cherished and celebrated, a testament to a life well-lived and a woman well-loved.
We bid farewell to Marjorie (Lorenz) Martin, a remarkable woman whose spirit will continue to guide and comfort us. Her story does not end here, for she lives on in the hearts of those she touched, in the garden that blooms, in the waves that crash onto the Cape Cod shores, and in every friendly "hello" shared between strangers. Marge's life was a beautiful reflection of the words that best described her: adventurous, loving, and friendly. She will be profoundly missed, but her light will never fade.