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Marjorie B. Cornish
New Hartford
Marjorie B. Cornish, 77, of New Hartford, died peacefully at home Thursday, April 25 2013. She was born on July 6, 1935, in Norwood, New York, the daughter of the late Austin and Alice Shanfelter. Marjorie attended Norwood Norfolk schools and graduated from Virginia Intermont Preparatory College in 1952. She also attended Potsdam State Teachers College, Crane School of Music, where she studied Instrumental Music Education and the French horn. Marjorie is survived by her three children from her first marriage, Michael (Amy) Boylan of Midlothian, Virginia; Kristin (Boylan) Sterling and her partner Lynne Azzaro of Sanborn, NY; Kelly (Boylan) Hansen and her husband Mark of Delmar, NY; and her step-daughter, Lynne (Cornish) Mignemi and her husband Tom of Avon, NY. Marjorie adored her grandchildren Drew and Matthew Boylan, Kevin and Jeffrey Hansen, and Tommy, Rachel and Natalie Mignemi. She is survived by her sisters Louise Smith of Utica and Joan Hess of New Windsor. She was predeceased by her husband of 30 years H. Seth Cornish and her brother, Austin W. Shanfelter. Marjorie was a stay at home mother until she moved with her children from Old Forge to New Hartford in 1975. She was very involved in the community in Old Forge including being a Girl Scout and Cadette Leader, directing the Church Instrumental Ensemble and writing newspaper columns for the local ski club. Her favorite project was as creator of the Annual Cadette Girl Scout Show of Shows in 1973 an 1974 where she loved working together with many friends and members of the community. Marjorie worked as a sales representative for Metropolitan Life Insurance from 1976 1977 and was the secretary to the Chairman of the Oneida County Board of Legislators from 1977 until her retirement in 1997. She enjoyed working at the Board and had a lifelong interest in politics. Marjorie loved to read and was a master of the New York Times crossword puzzle. Anything related to words, rhyming and writing was Marjories passion, and her quick wit and outgoing personality drew people to her. The family would like to express the deepest appreciation and gratitude to the nurses and aides from Oxford Home Care for their compassionate care of Marjorie and for all they did to assist the family. The funeral will be held on Monday at 11:00 at St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 25 Oxford Road, New Hartford, New York. Interment will be in Crown Hill Memorial Park in Kirkland. Calling hours will be held on Sunday (today) from 2:00 to 5:00 at the Dimbleby, Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral Home, 13Oxford Rd., New Hartford. Friends may consider a donation to the in memory of Marjorie. For online expression of sympathy go to www.dfwefh.com
Published in The Observer-Dispatch from Apr. 26 to Apr. 28, 2013
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