Marjorie Hamilton "Mardie" Gorham, 83, of Williamsburg, passed away March 27, 2013 at Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center in Williamsburg.
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She was born Nov. 25, 1929 in Montclair, N.J. to the late Raymond and Mildred Hamilton. Mardie was a graduate of Montclair High School and Colby Sawyer College in New London, N.H.
Her professional career included working for Gulf Oil Co., Vick Chemical in New York City and L.A. Salomon, Inc. in Port Washington, N.Y. She was also active in charitable work at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in Manhasset, N.Y. and Sentara. At Sentara, her volunteering included knitting skull caps for the newborns in the maternity ward where hundreds of her caps have been received since 2006.
She was a member of the Congregational Church of Manhasset, N.Y., the United Methodist Church of Williamsburg, the Williamsburg chapter of PEO International and was secretary of The Woodlands Home Owners' Association. Mardie's passion was her family; one of her greatest joys was cross-country road trips to visit family and friends.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, James Gorham of Williamsburg; sons, David Gorham of League City, Tx. and Robert Gorham of Meridian, Id; daughters-in-law, Tonie Gorham and Shelly Gorham; a sister, Barbara Hopkins of Stamford, Ct. and a brother, Richard, of Wolfeboro, N.H.; brother-in-law, Richmond Hopkins and sister-in-law, Marian Hamilton; granddaughters Amanda Leigh and Samantha Rae Gorham; and great-grandson, Aiden Robert Gorham.
A memorial service was held Friday, March 29 at Nelsen Funeral Home, Williamsburg. Mardie's ashes will be scattered upon Lake Winnipesaukee, N.H. later this summer. Online condolences may be expressed at www.nelsencares.com and www.vagazette.com
Published in Virginia Gazette from Mar. 29 to Apr. 28, 2013