Marjorie K. Rose, 92 years of age, formerly of Braintree, passed away peacefully Saturday, August 23, surrounded by her loving family only to be re-united with the love of her life, Peter. The Queen Mum as she was affectionately called by her family, graduated from Harley Hospital in Dorchester as a LPN in 1943 and married her young lieutenant at wars end in 1945. After 25 years as an "Army Officers Wife", traveling the world with her husband and two daughters, she returned to nursing upon their retirement to Braintree. Marge was also extremely active in her church at Sacred Heart in Weymouth, utilizing her creative skills as a seamstress sewing baptismal gowns for the church and costumes for the high school and church plays. She also served on numerous church ministries over the years. A marvel at remembering dates and caring for everyone she met, she never failed to acknowledge someones special occasion. Marge was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Peter, her sister, Virginia Christian, and her son-in-law, Sherman Pickering. She is survived by two daughters, Gale Geary and her husband Dan, and Susan Rose-Pickering; and her stepdaughter, Lainie; three grandchildren, Kevin Geary and his wife Renae, Kathleen Carickhoff and her husband Steven, and Captain Brian Geary, U.S. Army; and five great-grandchildren, Ryan Carickhoff, Caoilin Carickhoff, Declan Geary, Liam Geary and Conor Geary; and her niece, Susan Spurling. Marjorie was a nurse, a model, an Army Colonel's wife, a sister, a mother, a grandmother and a great-grandmother. She was already an angel, but now it's official. She is loved, now and forever. Visiting hours will be held at the Mortimer N. Peck-Russell Peck Funeral Home, 516 Washington Street, Braintree, from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 27. There will be a gathering at the funeral home Thursday at 10 a.m., to be followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 856 Washington Street, South Braintree Square. Burial will be at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fisher House Foundation, Inc., in memory of Marjorie K. Rose at www.fisherhouse.org/ways-to-give/, or mail to 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420, Rockville, MD 20850. The Fisher House provides a network of comfort homes where military and veterans families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving much needed medical treatment. www.peckservices.com
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Published in The Patriot Ledger on Aug. 26, 2014