Marjorie Fougere, 98, formerly of Marlborough
Marlborough – Marjorie Ellen (Knight) Fougere, 98, formerly of Marlborough, died Friday, June 6, 2014 in Concord, N.H. She was born Aug. 20, 1915 in Gardner to Harry O. and Lillian (Day) Knight.
She graduated in 1937 from Fitchburg Teachers College and taught third grade at the Eli Whitney School in Westborough, until she met and married Gerald Milton Fougere. She then busied herself raising her three sons and helping her husband run Gerald's Pharmacy in Marlborough.She later worked as a receptionist for Dr. Richard Martino in Northborough, retiring in 1995. Soon after, she moved to Concord, N.H. to be nearer to family.
Mrs. Fougere was a longtime supporter of the community and was actively involved in the First Church in Marlborough Congregational for many years. She was a founding member of the Colonial Garden Club of Marlborough, and was named as an Honorary Member for her outstanding contribution to the development and enhancement of the Garden Club. In addition, she had been a member of the former Marlborough Women's Club and the Marlborough Hospital Auxiliary.
She is survived by her sons, Peter Fougere and his wife Melrose of Portsmouth, N.H., Robert Fougere of Warner, N.H., and James Fougere and his wife Mary of Barnstead, N.H. She is also survived by her granddaughters, Elizabeth, Patricia, Emily, and Annie Fougere, as well as many loving family members and friends. She was predeceased by Gerald, her husband, and by her brother, Richard Knight, and her sister, Ruth Pepper.
Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, June 10, from 5 – 7 p.m., at the Slattery Funeral Home, 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 11, at 10 a.m., at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Wilson Street, Marlborough.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Marjorie's honor to the Havenwood-Heritage Heights Tree of Life Program, Havenwood Heritage Heights, 33 Christian Ave., Concord, NH 03301 (www.hhhinfo.com/support-us/ways-to-give).
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