Marjorie Ellen Buda, beloved mother, sister, grandmother and friend, passed away peacefully on October 1, 2021 in the hospice unit at Venice Hospital in Florida at the age of 88.
Marjorie is survived by her son, Michael Buda of Worcester,MA; two daughters, the late Patricia Belliveau and husband Philip of Worcester and Christina Lavery and husband Herb of Milford, MA; three brothers, Steven Gray and wife Beverly of Port Charlotte, FL, Kenneth Gray and wife June of Douglas, MA and Louis Gray and wife Joan of Peoria, AZ; three grandchildren Bryan Lavery and wife Andrea, Jenna McDermott and husband Kevin and Kristin Loreaux and husband Dan; as well as many great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Marjorie, known to friends and family as “Marge” was born on November 11, 1932 in Worcester, MA to Marjorie Elizabeth and Louis Gray. Marge spent her younger years in Worcester where she attended Commerce High School. After high school she started her family, giving birth to her three children. She had many jobs over the years including working in the cosmetics department at Jordan Marsh. In 1984 she relocated to Pinellas County, Florida. Marge loved living by the beach where she could walk to meet friends at “The Shack”. In 2019, Marge moved to an Assisted Living Facility and then went to a Memory Care Facility in Port Charlotte.
Marge will be remembered by her larger than life, warm personality. She had an outrageous sense of humor and could make the toughest longshoreman blush and then bend over laughing. She was an amazing cook, always preparing meals that were “over the top”. Marge loved to travel, spending summers “down the Cape” and at her brother Kenny and June’s lake in Douglas MA. She cherished her visits to visit her daughter Tina and her family in Germany. Her brother Steve and his wife Beverly were her long time travel companions going on lovely trips to the Caribbean and Niagara Falls. She was a fashionable woman and could put together outfits that made heads turn when she walked by.
During her 50+ year association with “Bill W” she touched the lives of many through sponsorship and friendship. As much as Marge loved to talk, she was also a fantastic listener and she did so without imposing judgment. These traits also served her as she volunteered in the prison system, helping woman who were dealing with addiction.
Marge will be dearly missed by many.
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