Marguerite Heerschap
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Marguerite (nee Craig) passed away on Wednesday, December 30th after 108 years of a wonderful life. Marguerite, or Marge, as many knew her, was a long standing member of the Order of the Eastern Star, where she just received her eighty-five year pin. She was also very active at the United Reformed Church of Clifton. Marguerite, was married for sixty years to the love of her life, Leonard A. Heerschap, who pre-deceased her. She was a resident of Clifton for over ninety-five years, during which time she was the secretary to the Clifton City Treasurer for over twenty-five years, retiring in 1963. She was such a loved and respected member of the City government that she received the Key to the City in 2007. She is survived by her daughter, Alice Clearwater of Clifton Park, NY, her sister, Charlotte Eitel of Little Falls, three grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. Visiting hours will be Sunday, January 3rd from 2-4 and 7-9PM at the Allwood Funeral Home, 660 Allwood Road, Clifton. The Eastern Star Service will be at 7:30PM Sunday evening at the Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be Monday, January 4 at 10AM at the United Reformed Church of Clifton, followed by a graveside service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the United Reformed Church of Clifton Memorial Fund, 352 Clifton Avenue, Clifton, NJ 07011. For more information, go to

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Published in The Record/Herald News on Dec. 31, 2015.
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January 5, 2016
A long term active member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Yes she asked to join it.

May GOD Bless her and all which do and/or the ones which come pay, pray, pay respects and view too
Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Robert De Mallie
January 2, 2016
1-2-2016 To the Heerschap family, I am not sure if I ever knew your mother, but all I can say is remember the--memories of her and you --with her.
Shelley Healy
January 1, 2016
Dear Alice and Family, we are honored and blessed to have known Marguerite...she was such an inspiration and will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Our love and deepest condolences to all.
Sincerely, Renee and Wayne Melton
January 1, 2016
My deepest sympathy for your lost. May you find comfort in the God of all comfort because he cares for you. 1Peter 5:6-7.
December 31, 2015
My sympathies to her family & friends. It was an honor working for her last year & Im so happy she got to meet my son this past summer! She was an amazing woman & I will never forget her! As sad as I am about this news, Im also happy for her. She lived longer than anyone ever expects to live. She was happy & content being at home all of these years. She had an amazing friend & caregiver in Caryl as well. I will miss her dearly as she was such a sweetheart!
Jill Van Beveren
December 31, 2015
Dearest Scott, We are so sorry for you and your family. We almost feel like we got to know her through your many lovely posts. We hope you all find comfort in so many beautiful memories.
Much Love, Uncle Bobby and Aunt Judy.
Judy Quigley
December 31, 2015
So sorry to hear this news. Marguerite was a great lady who influenced and affected many lives. She will be dearly missed and always remembered.
Bonnie Diana
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