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HAWLEY, MARJORIE E. MIDDLETOWN - Marjorie E. Hawley née Eaton passed away July 30, 2014, with her family at her side. She was married to Timothy C. Hawley for 25 years. Mrs. Hawley, known as Marge, was the daughter of the late Helen Eaton née Kowtko and Edward Earl Eaton. She leaves her beloved husband and children John Edward Hawley and Kirsten Sage Hawley, and her brothers Edward Earl Eaton and Daniel Joseph Eaton. Marge was predeceased by her sister Patricia Eaton. Since 2001, Marge has been a school nurse for the City of Middletown, having served at St. Sebastian School, Woodrow Wilson Middle School, and Wesley Elementary School. She was also a nurse at Higganum Family Medical Group, Middlesex Hospital, and Charlotte Hungerford Hospital. Before and while attending nursing school, Marge worked for The Nature Conservancy and the Yale University School of Medicine. Marge graduated from Ansonia High School, Stone School of Business, Ona M. Wilcox School of Nursing, and Middlesex Community College. Marge was an avid American and Scottish country dancer and a member of the Rose and Thorn Morris team. She volunteered for Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Reading Counts and the drama clubs at Woodrow Wilson Middle School and Middletown High School. She became a member of the South Congregational Church in Middletown, where she and Tim were married. In addition to working with children, Marge loved hiking, camping, singing, dancing, and horseback riding. She also loved rocks, flowers, wildlife, water, and trees, and was always ready for a hike on one of Connecticut’s Blue Trails or a day at the beach. Every summer included camping and singing with old friends from her Scottish folk dancing days. Marge found a silver lining in every situation. She never let a day pass without laughing and smiling; in her last weeks, Marge often reminded her friends and family that “laughter is the best medicine.” She will always be remembered for her joie de vivre and the compassion she shared with others as a nurse, wife, mother, and friend. Arrangements: Memorial service Monday, August 25, at 3:30 pm at the Wadsworth Mansion, 421 Wadsworth Street, Middletown. A reception for family and friends will follow the service. No calling hours. Arrangements by Biega Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Wilson’s Wish Foundation at Woodrow Wilson Middle School 1 Wilderman’s Way, Middletown, CT 06457 or Wesley School Activity Fund, Connecticut Forest and Park Association,16 Meriden Rd., Rockfall, CT 06481. To share memories or express condolences online please visit
Published in middletownpress on Aug. 6, 2014
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