Marjorie Manley Perry

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 1 September 2023 at 7:23 pm

MIDDLEPORT – Marjorie Manley Perry of Middleport, NY, went to be with the Lord on August 31, 2023. Born on November 13, 1929, she was the daughter of Edna Hare Manley and Homer Jerome Manley.

Marge married the late Charles Robert Perry on May 27, 1950, with whom she celebrated 70 years of marriage before he passed away on his 94th birthday on November 1, 2020. She and Chuck built their home in Middleport where she still resided.

She was a lifetime member of County Line Country Church where she played the piano until her passing and also worked in women’s and children’s ministries. She was a member of Eastern Star and participated in several community musicals, with music being a great passion of hers. Her main joy was being a housewife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved to bake and often shared with family and neighbors. Visiting shut-ins and sending cards was a priority and she loved being with people, especially her family. Her singing phone calls on birthdays will be greatly missed by her family as well as her chocolate cake.

Surviving are daughters Susan (late Richard) Atwater and Jane (late Timothy) Phillips. Also surviving is brother-in-law Donald Perry, grandchildren Benjamin (Susan) Atwater, Stephen (Amanda) Phillips, Adam (Hannah) Atwater, Denise Phillips, Alicia (Robert) White, and Seth (Renee) Atwater; great-grandchildren Marissa, Bailie, Adeline, Camden, Ashlyn Elise, Lydia, Nolan, Lincoln, Grant and Winston. Also, many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews, all of whom she kept close in her heart.

She was predeceased by her sister, Mary (Arthur) Porter and a great-grandchild, Richard.

The kindness and helpfulness of her neighbors is greatly appreciated by her family. They mowed her lawn, fed the birds, brought food, and even rescued her from her fall. We are forever grateful for them.

Calling hours will be at County Line Country Church 1385 County Line Rd. Lyndonville, NY 14098 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Monday, September 4th, with the funeral to follow at 12 p.m. Interment at Hartland Cemetery will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to County Line Country Church, P.O. Box 202 Barker, NY 14012.

Marge’s arrangements have been entrusted to the Bates, Wallace & Heath Funeral Home of Middleport, NY.

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