POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - Marjorie Rubin Brody, 69, a native of Poughkeepsie, died in Poughkeepsie Feb. 10, 2013, after a valiant struggle with cancer.
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Born Feb. 19, 1943, in Poughkeepsie, she was the daughter of the late Nathaniel and Jeanne Loth Rubin.
Marjorie was a graduate of the Poughkeepsie Day School, Poughkeepsie High School and Cornell University, where she earned a bachelor of science degree in home economics. She received her master's degree in social work from the University of Wisconsin and was a certified social worker for many years in Massachusetts, where she has resided for the past 30 years. Marge was esteemed by her colleagues and clients at Hudson House for her caring professionalism.
She loved the great outdoors where she communed with the beauty of nature, painted, bicycled, canoed and hiked in all kinds of weather. Though personally frugal, she was very charitable and participated in innumerable walks for charities and causes. She started each day with the Boston Globe crossword puzzle and loved to paint Chinese watercolors and play piano. Marge was a fan of James Taylor, Ray Charles and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, whose concerts at Tanglewood and rehearsals in Boston gave her great pleasure.
Marge's greatest devotion was to her family. She is survived by her three children, her daughter Jennifer, son-in-law Jason and granddaughter Joslan of Kittery, Maine, her son Jonathan, daughter-in-law Page and grandson Nate of Northampton, Mass., and her son David of Jersey City, N.J. She will also be sorely missed by her sister and brother-in-law Eleanor Rubin Charwat and Martin Charwat of Poughkeepsie, her former husband Leslie Brody of Newton, Mass., and several nieces, nephews, and grand-nieces and nephews as well as lifelong friends, Betsy Kopstein-Stuts and Jill Auerbach.
The Charwats will sit shiva at their home at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 12 and 13.
Donations may be made in Marjorie's memory to Advocates Inc. for Hudson House, One Clarks Hill, Suite 305, Framingham, MA 01702 or online at email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arrangements are under the direction of Miller Funeral Home, 371 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12603.
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Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on Feb. 12, 2013