Obituary of Marjorie Stevens
Marjorie “Marge” June Squires Stevens, 83, of Montrose NY, passed away in her home of 59 years, on Monday, May 10, 2021. With her two adoring daughters at her bedside.
Marge married Robert C. Stevens Sr (“Bob”) in August 1955 in Ossining, NY. They moved to their “starter home” on Sunset Rd, Montrose in 1962 with 3 kids in tow. They eventually realized this was to be their “forever home.”
Marge worked for many years in the Hendrick Hudson school district, first as a playground monitor and teachers’ aide at Frank G. Lindsey Elementary School, then office lady and Principal’s secretary at the Blue Mountain Middle School. During those years she was also a Sunday School teacher and supervisor of Sunday School at the Trinity-Boscobel United Methodist Church in Buchanan, a Brownie /Girl Scout leader, avid Little League mom, and many other behind-the-scenes activities. She touched the lives of a generation of children and their families in those roles.
After her kids had fledged and approaching retirement Marge and Bob turned their attention to the river and their love of boating. She was devoted to Boat Club life, developing deep friendships, cooking for crowds, participating in jaunts up and down the Hudson River, and occasionally beyond, and the armadas for honoring and recognizing the Wounded Warriors. And always raising a glass to…whatever the occasion (or no special occasion) might be! She went on to serve as the first woman officer on the board of the Cortlandt Yacht Club.
Marge leaves her daughters, Terry June Stevens and special friend Steve Small of Goshen VT and Peggy Joan Stevens and husband Alan Gassman of White Plains NY: six grandchildren, Jesse Natha Vendituoli and husband Tyler of Vergennes VT, Emily Grace Kimler and partner Winston Kruger of Brooklyn NY, Sara Em Gassman of Washington DC, Lindsay Juliene Stevens and husband Matthew of Poughkeepsie NY, Robert C Stevens III and partner Marriessa Tatulli of Hopewell Junction NY, and Jamie Jessup Stevens of Fishkill NY: three great-grandchildren, Stella Nei North, Tigre Leon Vendituoli and Monroe Robbi Stevens: two brothers, Charles (Sylvia) and George Squires, and many nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her loving and devoted husband of 56 years Robert Charles Stevens Sr (“Bob”), her son Robert Charles Stevens Jr, infant grandson Peter Richard Kimler, and sister Millicent “Tiny” Davidson.
Interment will take place at Rose Hills Cemetery (Sycamore section Row 4 Grave 6), Putnam Valley NY on Thursday, May 13, 2021, at 11:00 am followed by a lunch gathering at her home in Montrose.
You can honor Marge’s life with a donation in memory of her to “Riverkeeper: NY’s Clean Water Advocate” at riverkeeper.org or Riverkeeper, Inc/20 Secor Rd/Ossining NY 10562.
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