Orange - Marjorie Marie Calcari, aged 73, passed away peacefully Thursday evening, March 18th at Buckley Nursing Home in Greenfield.
A native of Orange, Ma, she born on July 18th 1947 to Clarence and Alice (Batchelor) Calcari and attended local schools, graduating from Mahar Regional High School in 1965 and later from Simmons School of Floral Design of Wellesley, MA.
Margie, as her friends and family called her, followed her love for all things flowers to Sigda Flower Shop in Greenfield where worked for over two decades. After her long career with Sigda’s she decided that she wanted to combine her two passions, flowers and the beach and moved to York, ME where she worked for a small, family-run florist. She later returned home to Orange and to a career that ended with retirement at Yankee Candle Factory in South Deerfield, MA where she made candles that adorned many households all over New England.
Anyone that knew Margie, loved her. She had a way of making everyone she encountered feel as they were family, including complete strangers she met at the grocery store. She loved spending days at the New Hampshire seashore reading a good book surrounded by family, friends and her beloved dog, Cody.
She is survived by her sisters, Sally Ann Holbrook of Orange and twin, Mary Conant of Turners Falls as well as her nieces and nephews, Tony Holbrook of Millers Falls, Karen Holbrook Lynch of Northampton, Teresa Conant of Boston, and Scott Conant of Turners Falls.
FACE MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING ARE REQUIRED FOR:
There are no calling hours
A Mass of Christian Burial is schedule for 10am on Monday, March 29th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 19 Congress Street in Orange.
In lieu of flowers, please donate in her memory to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005.
A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date.
Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main Street, Orange, is assisting the family.
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