Margaret Anne “Margy” Henderson, 72, died peacefully on June 25, 2014, in Shelburne, Vt., with the love and care of family, friends, and staff at Wake Robin community.
She was born on December 8, 1941, in Richmond, Va., grew up in Schenectady, N.Y., and lived nearly 40 years in and around Newtown before retiring to Wake Robin in 2012.
Margy graduated from Wellesley College and Harvard University, and then began her professional life as a biology teacher in Connecticut. After starting a family, she applied her science and education expertise to technical writing, instruction, and contract enforcement with Perkin-Elmer and Siemens, a career she enjoyed for more than 20 years.
Margy rediscovered her former high school friend David Ware in 2007. They were married in 2009, and enjoyed seven years together.
Margy is survived by her loving husband, Dave; a son, Andrew Harrington, and his wife Kate LeMere, of Louisville, Colo.; a son, Jay Harrington, and his wife Tracey, of Ripton, Vt.; a daughter, Kate Heath, and her husband Corey of Lee, Mass.; a stepson, Stephen Ware of Schenectady, N.Y.; a stepdaughter, Kristen Walter, and her husband, James, of DeKalb, Ill.; her brother, J. Gibson Henderson of Ballwin, Mo.; six grandchildren, three step grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was predeceased by her parents Hannah (Geyer) Henderson and John Gibson.
Margy was a devoted parishioner of Trinity Episcopal Church in Newtown. Her faithful commitment to her church community ranged from singing in the choir to serving as director of children’s programs to chairperson of the church restoration project in 2000. She loved camping and hiking with family and friends, traveling to exotic places like Tanzania, Belize, and the Galapagos, and reunions with the beloved “Wellesley Gang.”
A memorial service will be held this fall at Trinity, with interment at the church memorial gardens. Contributions can be made to the Memorial Fund at Trinity Episcopal Church, 36 Main Street, Newtown CT 06470.
Betsy Arnold Tipper Remembers -- Sad news that Margy Henderson has died. We've kept in good touch over the years, and I was actually able to be with her for several days the week she died. She had a brain tumor ultimately, and passed away peacefully in a lovely hospice at their Life Care residence in Shelburne VT. Here is the URL for Margy’s obituary: http://newtownbee.com/news/0001/11/30/margaret-henderson/215833.
Susan Wholey Field
Susan Wholey Field, 71, of Tewksbury passed away on March 14 surrounded by her husband and children. She was born in Methuen MA on April 26, 1942, the daughter of William R. and Agnes (McNulty) Wholey.
Susan graduated from Abbot Academy (now Phillips Academy) in 1959 where she was elected to The Cum Laude Society in recognition of meritorious attainments. She was one of the first to be honored with early acceptance at Wellesley College, and went on to graduate as a Wellesley Scholar in 1963 with a major in mathematics. After graduation Susan was an engineer for New England Telephone and Telegraph, and in 1964 she married Marshall Field. Susan was involved in numerous volunteer and charitable organizations, most notably the seven years she spent as the first female Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Pike School in Andover, Massachusetts.
Susan is survived by her husband of fifty years, Attorney Marshall L. Field, a son, Eldred Lincoln Field II, a daughter, Hilary W. Munroe, and her husband Daniel Munroe, grandchildren Derek F. Munroe, Jamie T. Munroe, and Dylan S. Munroe, a brother William R. Wholey Jr., and brother-in-law, Gardner R. Field.
At the request of the Field family, funeral services will be private. Memorial contributions in Susan's honor may be made to the MSPCA, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844. Online condolences may be made at http://www.pollardfuneralhome.com. The Pollard Funeral Home (978) 687-7300) of Methuen assisted with arrangements.
Published in Lowell Sun on Mar. 19, 2014
E.Q. Bjorkman writes in the Summer 2014 Wellesley Magazine: News of Sue's death was a great blow. We missed her at our 50th reunion and learned that her absence was caused by an automobile accident en route. Sue and I were roommates and shared multiple math classes. Problems of all varieties were tackled with ease and good cheer and that persisted after graduation, with her long list of volunteer activities, including chairing the board of her children's school in Andover, Mass. Family, friends, and community were her anchors. With her wonderful smile, sunshine was brighter whenever she was present.