Marjorie Poulin

MARJORIE POULIN TROY - Marjorie Poulin, 94, of Van Rensselaer Manor, passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at Samaritan Hospital after a brief illness. Born in Watervliet June 10, 1919, she was the daughter of the late John and Anastasia (Guzy) Batza. She was the wife of the late John (Jack) Poulin for 45 years. She was educated in Watervliet and moved to Troy after her marriage August 13, 1942 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. She was an excellent seamstress making many of her clothes without patterns from dresses she has seen in shop windows including NYC. She was an avid bird watcher and gardener, gardening well into her lae 80’s and canning homegrown goodies especially her chili sauce. It was always a treat to have her homemade baklava, pierogis, stuffed cabbage and at Thanksgiving her French potatoe stuffing. A homemaker all her life she also helped her husband with his business John T. Poulin Auto Sales in North Troy until his death in 1987. She was a long time communicant of Our Lady of Victory Church and a member of the Elks Club. Marjorie was always up for a card game with her friends and was very active with the Scyaway Senior’s enjoying trips to Atlantic City and Wiawaka Lodge in Lake George where she and her husband once had a camp on the lake. Survivor’s include her sons Will (Patricia), Randy (Theo) and Rory Poulin. Beloved grandchildren Courtney, Jason, Ethan (Andrea) Poulin and Amanda (Kurt) Hiebaum; 3 great grandchildren, Isabella and Lily Hiebaum and Logan Poulin.She was pre-deceased by siblings Mary, Anna, Julia, Helen, Vera, Mike, Adam, Steve (Elsie) and 3 siblings who died in infancy. She is survived by many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the staff at Van Rensselaer Manor for making her last 2 1/2 years there very happy, she made many friends and attended all activities while there always saying how good everyone was to her. Marjorie was always practical, self reliant and never a complainer. Marjorie donates her body to Albany Medical College as did her husband before her. At her request their ashes will be buried together at a future date when private services will be held.
Published in The Record on Jan. 18, 2014