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MARGUERITE L. GELINAS

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MARGUERITE L. GELINAS Obituary
GELINAS, MARGUERITE, LOUISE Marguerite “Marge” Louise (Barry) Gelinas of West Hartford, passed peacefully on July 2, 2014. Marge was the daughter of Richard and Marguerite (Rice) Barry and was born on August 28, 1922 in Boston, MA. She married Donald Louis Gelinas on October 6, 1951 and they remained married until Don passed away on July 4, 1993. She was also predeceased by an infant son Donald Thomas John. She is survived by her children and their spouses Mark Gelinas and wife Betsy (Wyatt) of Waterford; Margaret Morey and husband Bill of Cromwell, and Christopher Gelinas and wife Ann (Mason) of West Hartford. She is also survived by her grandchildren Morgan Gelinas, Taylor Gelinas, Makayla Gelinas and Matthew Gelinas as well as 7 great grandchildren. Marge earned her Masters degree in Social Work from Simmons College. She moved to New Haven where she met her future husband, Don. She would ride the trolley in the evening up Whitney Avenue where Don would meet her at the bottom of Wayland St. with a lighted candle. She worked as a social worker in the Branford CT school system, retiring after many years. She was recognized in 1976 as the CT “Educator of the Year” for her work with special education. She had a strong sense of service to others and crocheted more than 200 blankets for the Birthright organization. She will be sadly missed by her family and the community. Visiting hours will be from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Monday July 7, 2014 at the Molloy Funeral Home, 906 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, followed by a funeral mass at 10:00 a.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 872 Farmington Ave, West Hartford. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, 3126 Whitney Ave, Hamden, where she will rest alongside her husband and infant son. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to Operation Smile, or the CT Special Olympics. Online expressions of sympathy may be made at www.molloyfuneralhome.com
Published in The New Haven Register on July 5, 2014
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