Marjorie Monroe (1931 - 2013)

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Marjorie "Marge" Monroe

Hyde Park - On June 26 at 1PM, Marge's son, Brian Morris, softly whispered "I love you" to his Mother as the Lord welcomed a faithful follower into his kingdom.

Those who knew Marge well have endured a great loss. She influenced everyone she met with her profound character, wisdom, and compassion. Her life stories were filled with inspirational journeys. From leaving home to sell magazines in Florida at 17, to joining the US Army, her life was full of adventures.

Marge was born on March 28, 1931 to James Monroe & Jennie Todd. She had two sisters & one brother: Jennie, Bernice & James Jr. A life long resident, Marge was the last surviving Monroe family member. She married Carl Morris in 1960 and, two years later, raised her only son Brian. She is survived by her son, nieces and nephew, Jan, Cheryl & Richard.

Marge enjoyed helping people & animals. She was a devoted Christian and involved in many related activities including, ministering in prisons and a phone 'prayer partner'. She ran a successful pet-sitting business. She was employed at the NYS Parole Division from 1974-1994. In 1960 she received an honorable discharge from US Army. She continued serving our Country by enlisting in the Army & Navy Reserves.

Marge's other passions included: Volunteering at the FDR Library, Acting, Radio & TV guest appearances to promote her book "The Broken Little Doll".

Calling hours will be at Sweet's Funeral Home in Hyde Park NY on July 11th at 5PM - 7PM.

Marge's Pastor, Timothy Millard, will officiate at service during the calling hours. Her burial will be private at the convenience of the family and close friends.

Her family respectfully requests memorial donations in Marge's memory to Dutchess County S.P.C.A., 636 Violet Avenue, Hyde Park, NY 12538.

For directions or to send online condolences, please visit

Funeral Home
Sweet's Funeral Home
4365 Albany Post Road Hyde Park, NY 12538
(845) 229-2624
Funeral Home Details
Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on July 7, 2013
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