Marjorie A. (Foster)'s Story
Marjorie A. (Foster) Mann, age 89, former longtime resident of West Newbury, passed peacefully after a prolonged illness, at Huntington Commons in Kennebunk, Maine, early Thursday morning, September 28, 2017. She was the beloved wife of almost 65 years to the late Robert Graham Mann, who died February 15, 2013.
Born in Somerville, October 29, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Rebecca (Hopkins) Foster and a graduate of Somerville High School.
Marjorie and Robert first met when she was 13 and he was 15. In 1946, when Robert returned home from serving in the military, they rekindled their relationship and were married in June of 1948.
They started their family, settling in Woburn, where they raised their two children and where Marjorie worked as a bank teller for many years. Settling in West Newbury in the early 1980’s, Marjorie and Bob became members of the Merrimacport United Methodist Church. They thoroughly enjoyed their years living near the Merrimack River, taking care of their property, tending to the garden and observing the wildlife all around. In retirement, they traveled throughout the country in their mobile home, relishing the vast beauty of the states they visited and the people they met.
Marjorie traces her ancestry back to the original descendants of the Mayflower and was a very proud member of the Society of Mayflower Descendants.
She leaves behind a lifetime of memories to her son, Robert G. Mann Jr., and wife, Karen of Maine; her two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews, extended family members and dear friends. In addition to her parents and her husband, Marjorie was also predeceased by her daughter, Carole M. Gibbons, who died December 12, 2014.
A period of visitation will be held at the Highland Chapel of Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 2 Hillside Avenue, on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 from 10 to 11 a.m. immediately followed by the funeral services at the funeral home and burial in Bridge Street Cemetery, West Newbury. Donations in her memory may be made to Joslin Diabetes Center, One Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215, www.joslin.org, 617-309-2412.
Published on  September 29, 2017