Marjorie Quimby, 88NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Marjorie Quimby, 88, of 44 Lois St. died peacefully Saturday, May 19, 2012, at Hillcrest Commons in Pittsfield.
Born in North Adams on May 27, 1923, a daughter of Lawrence and Aleatheabelle Brundige Dow, she attended schools in North Adams.
A devoted mother and homemaker, Mrs. Quimby was also a chambermaid for several hotels in the area.
She was a member of First Baptist Church. She also served as a member of the Good Sam and No-be S0-be Mountaineers campers clubs of Northern Berkshire and Southern Vermont. She enjoyed playing cards and was an award-winning pastry chef. She was also a leader of Button & Bows 4-H Club.
Her husband, Cecil M. Quimby, whom she married on May 28, 1941, died on Nov. 16, 1991.
She leaves two sons, Donald Quimby and his wife, Norma, of Hancock and Steven Quimby and his wife, Anne, of North Adams; two daughters, Jo-Ann Reed and her husband, Richard, of North Adams and Linda J. Quimby, with whom she made her home; a foster daughter, Dorothy Heath; three sisters, Lucille Estes of Williamstown, Dorothy Martin of North Adams and Christine Tower of Rowe; six grandchildren, Jeff Quimby, John Quimby, Adam Quimby, Stephanie Quimby and Brian and James Reed, and five great-grandchildren.
Her son Robert C. Quimby died at the age of 2 months.
FUNERAL NOTICE — Private graveside services for Mrs. Quimby will take place in the family plot in Southview Cemetery.
There will be no calling hours. Donations may be made to the Renal Dialysis Unit at BMC or to the Relay for Life through Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, West Chapels, 521 West Main St., North Adams, MA 01247.