Marion Crocker
1927 - 2019
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Marion (Snyder) Crocker, 92, a longtime teacher in Plymouth schools and employee of Plimoth Plantation, died Friday, August 23 at her family home in Ellisville. She was the wife of the late David Curtis Crocker, who died in 1992. She was born in York, Penn., on March 9, 1927, daughter of the late Frank and Charlotte Snyder. Mrs. Crocker grew up in Glen Rock and York, PA. After receiving an associates degree from York Community College, she worked at an insurance company in Hartford, Conn. There she met her future husband on a blind date in March 1947. They married five months later. They lived in Marlborough, Conn., until 1954, when the growing family moved to Ellisville to work for Harlow Farm. When one of the Ellis houses became available in 1958, they bought it and she had lived there ever since. After her fifth child was born in 1958, Mrs. Crocker returned to college, taking night courses and earning her bachelors degree from Bridgewater State College. She taught at the Manomet Elementary School, Nathaniel Morton Middle School and Plymouth-Carver Middle School for 27 years, retiring in 1989 to spend more time with her husband. Later she took a job at Plimoth Plantation, where she worked for another 22 years. Mrs. Crocker had many talents, including rug-hooking, embroidery, knitting, sewing, gardening, and collecting and refurbishing antiques. In recent years, she had a project to hook rugs for all her children and grandchildren. Until her death, she attended a rug-hooking group each week at the Plymouth Senior Center and participated in a monthly book club. She was a member of the Black and White Society, the Red Hats and the Ellisville Eating and Drinking Club. She was loyal to a wide circle of friends and took particular joy in their company. She also traveled extensively -- all over the continental U.S., to Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada, and to Europe and Africa. She is survived by three daughters, Susan Sheren of Biddeford, Maine, Allison Ciotoli of Ocean View, Del., and Jennifer Crocker of Dublin, Ohio, one son, David A. Crocker of Westport and Truro, Mass., a brother, John Snyder, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Her youngest daughter, Ann Bode predeceased her in 2012. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 31 at Second Congregational Church of Plymouth, 518 State Road, Manomet, Mass.. A private burial will be in the National Cemetery in Bourne, next to her husband. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Plymouth Senior Center or the Plymouth Public Library.

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Published in Old Colony Memorial from Aug. 27 to Sep. 4, 2019.
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August 29, 2019
Marion you will be missed I will never forget the Love you shared with me and so many others at plimoth plantation
Gary Corshia
August 29, 2019
I was saddened to hear of your mother's passing and wish to send my sympathy to the whole Crocker family. Growing up in Ellisville as a friend of both David and Ann, I have some great memories of fishing, swimming and skating on Savery Pond. When visiting the old farmhouse there was always good food, music and laughter. I could walk the length of Old Sandwich Road when there were no other houses between yours and mine. I will remember your mother tending to her beautiful garden and taking care of her large and loving family.
Dana Tessin
August 29, 2019
Her passing marks a loss to the community and the world.
Marion was a bright light, a thoughtful human, and a joyful old soul.
I haven't seen her in years, but just by living fully and engaged, she left an impact.
John F
August 29, 2019
I worked at Plimoth Plantation with Marion for a few years until she retired..Such a nice lady to volunteers, employees and guests. She certainly had a good life.

We've missed you Marion..

Steve Fletcher
August 28, 2019
Alison, So sorry to read of your Mom's passing. When I saw you earlier this summer at our 50th class reunion, stories of "Mrs.Crocker" dominated our conversation. She was a great teacher and she touched many lives. She got through to me and always had my respect. She was a wonderful person.
Skip Shepard
August 28, 2019
I was very sorry to read of Mrs. Crocker's passing, I remember when she taught at Manomet Elementary School she was a very nice lady. My thoughts and prayers are with all of her family. May she rest in peace. Sincerely, Maryellen Cappella Ward
August 27, 2019
Mrs. Crocker was a wonderful teacher and a very nice woman. My condolences to her old friend & classmate David (with whom I had adventures with on Great Herring Pond in Jimmy Zinkevich's boat) and the rest of the family. May she rest in peace.
Joe Ryan
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