Marjorie B. Stewart

October 11, 1922 ~ May 29, 2021 (age 98)


On Saturday May 29th 2021, Marjorie B. Stewart, mother of three, grandmother and great grandmother passed away at the bold age of 98. She was born in Monongahela, PA on October 11th, 1922. Her mother, Eva Ellsworth Johnson was a Juilliard trained musician from Pennsylvania and her father, William Stewart was a minister from Northern Ireland.
As a single mom, she raised her three children in Amherst MA from 1950 to 1969 when she then moved to Uxbridge MA, she was hardworking, dedicated to her family and was always home by three to greet her children off the bus. While living in Amherst she worked for Colsten Warren, the President of the Kennedy Economic Advisory board and founder of the Consumers
Union. She then moved to Weathersfield, VT in the 1970’s before moving to Strafford, VT in 1982, where she lived in her beautiful post and beam home built by her son Philip. There she worked for William Sloane Coffin, a well known Theologian, Preacher, civil rights activist, nuclear disarmament activist and author.
She came to Northfield MA in 2007 from her beloved home in Vermont to be near her family.
Always referred to by her family as “irrepressible Marge”, she was truly strong and followed her belief in the good of humanity. She was an equestrian enthusiast with her daughter Sara and again with her granddaughter Tarah. In her final days she was visited by her children, grandchildren and her great grandchildren and even by her favorite horse Panama.
She was proud to be a radical liberal thinker and associated herself with the most important human rights people of her day, always ready to fight and defend, she was honest and loving to a fault. Much loved by all who knew her, she will be missed dearly. Her friends and family will love her always and carry her memory in our hearts.
“Love is to make us more human, and that demands that we care so much for each other that we have not to be kind but to be honest. We have to be honest, for most real faults are hidden
and therefore demand an outside revealer.” ~William Sloane Coffin~
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