Marjorie Allgaier

MERRIMACK -- Marjorie Allgaier, 78, died Jan. 15, 2011, at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua surrounded by her family.

She was born in Bridgeport, Conn., on April 16, 1932, to Richard Joseph Sr. and Anna Frances (Leary) Darragh. She was a longtime resident and employee of Merrimack. She was a communicant of Our Lady of Mercy Church.

Before retirement, she was employed as a scale operator at the Town of Merrimack Solid Waste Facility, and also served as the secretary for the N.H. Probation Department when it was first established in the Merrimack Town Hall.

When not cheering on one of her grandchildren, she could be found cheering for her local Boston sports teams, especially the Red Sox, with whom she had a life-long love affair.

She is the widow of the former Merrimack Fire Chief, George J. Allgaier, who died in 1978. .

IN HER LIFE: Members of her family include four daughters and three son in-laws, Catherine and Paul Stavenger of Manchester, Dawn and Douglas Eisenhauer of Cary, N.C., Lynne and Bruce Pooler of Goffstown, and Anne Allgaier of Merrimack, with whom she made her home. The lights of her life were her seven grandchildren, Jeffrey Stavenger and his wife, Christina, Jennifer Stavenger, Sarah and David Eisenhauer, Michael, Kaitlyn, and Cameron Pooler; and her great-granddaughter, Autumn Stavenger. She is survived by two brothers, Richard Darragh of Indianapolis, Ind., and Thomas Darragh of Peabody, Mass. She was predeceased by her sister, Catherine Darragh, and her brother, Philip Darragh.

SERVICES: Calling hours will be Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Rivet Funeral Home & Crematorium, 425 Daniel Webster Hwy, Merrimack. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in Our Lady of Mercy Church, 16 Baboosic Lake Rd., Merrimack, on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Last Rest Cemetery, Merrimack. Donations may be made to Our Lady of Mercy Church in Merrimack, or your local animal shelter.

For more information, go to rivetfuneralhome.com.

Funeral Home

George R. Rivet Funeral Home
425 D.W. Highway P.O. Box 86 Merrimack, NH 03054
(603) 424-5530

Published in Union Leader on Jan. 16, 2011